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2015 Half and 5K routes!

Half Marathon Route:  (routes subject to change)

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5K Route: (routes subject to change)

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Bridge2Bridge Pre-Race meal REVEALED!

spaghetHave you been training? Getting your HILL work in? Here’s one less thing to worry about as you get ready for the Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon & 5K: your PRE-RACE MEAL and PACKET PICK UP!



Elks Club – Ashtabula

3115 Lake Road



Friday, October 23

5pm – 7pm


Spaghetti and meatballs, bread and salad.

You can also just swing through to get your race packets.


You can add the pre race meal to your registration online for just $10!

IF you already registered and want to add the meal on, you can send a check for $10 to ADR at:

PO BOX 43, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Please note on the check “B2B DINNER.”

Can’t wait to see you at the dinner and the race! Don’t forget the prices goes up after Aug. 31!



All – welcome to race week! You’ve trained, you’re watching the weather closely, drooling over the AWESOME finisher’s medal and shirts, we’re with you! We’re excited! So it’s time to start parsing out some important information. Keep an eye on Facebook and the web site for information this week. Feel free to drop us a note at if you are not sure about something.


Packet pick up for anyone registered online before Friday morning will be at Wychock Physical Therapy in Ashtabula, Ohio, from 5pm until 8pm Friday, October 24!! If you do not get your packet that evening, no worries, you can claim it at registration the morning of the race. Registration opens at Walnut Beach at 7am.

CLICK HERE for Map to Friday night packet pick up


If you are volunteering for race day, please come or send a representative to the volunteer meeting, Wednesday October 22, at 7:15 p.m. also at Wychock Physical Therapy.

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 11.30.06 AMThird: COURSE AID STATIONS

There will be two stations on the course that will have more than water. One will be at 46th and Main Street and will have HEED sports drink.
The other will be at the turnaround after the covered bridge and that one will have Hammer Gel – Montana Huckleberry.

There will be approximately 5 water stations along the course.

Stay tuned for more race week info!

Bridge to Bridge Half Marathon Course Finalized

After several discussions and multiple trial runs, the ADR board has finalized the course for the 2014 Bridge to Bridge Half Marathon.    Previously the race was an 11 miler that started at the Lift Bridge in Historic Ashtabula Harbor, traveled south to the Smolen Coverage Bridge then returned to the starting point.

This year the race has expanded to a half marathon.   It will still turn around at the Smolen Coverd Bridge and finish at the Lift Bridge, however the race will start in front of the Harbor Topky Library, travel westbound on Walnut Blvd, turn south on to Union Avenue, left (east) on West 7th, left on Thayer Avenue, right onto West 5th, cross Lake Avenue to Bridge Street where it will cross the Lift Bridge and follow the previous year(s) route.

Ample parking will be available at Walnut Beach located below the library.

To view the course click here:  Bridge to Bridge Half Marathon Course


Grand Prix Corner

The 2013 Grand Prix was our most successful year on record with over 2900 entrants in 29 different races averaging of over 100 runners per event. Our Grand Prix has grown considerably over the years since the inaugural season in 1992 when only five (5) races were on the schedule.

We look forward to the 2014 Grand Prix with much anticipation as it will include some new events and over thirty (30) races. The 2014 Race Schedule has been posted on this website. As in the past, we will keep the website updated with race results throughout the year. Please note our old web address is being phased out and traffic will be directed to this website.

Runners can expect to see some new race distances as well. The biggest news is with the Bridge2Bridge race, as this year it will feature a Half Marathon along with the usual 5k race. A couple of 10k races have been added as well for all you runners that have asked for longer distance races in the Grand Prix.

Happy racing and long may you run.

Dan Loose

Grand Prix Director