On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency and the Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agency join forces to bring together two waterfront communities while supporting the efforts of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, a 501(c)(3) organization to provide environmental education programs for the area children.
What is it? Hands Across the Harbor offers a Half Marathon, 5K competitive run or run/walk and a 13.1, 20 or 30 mile bike ride, which incorporates the mile long Gilchrist Bridge that spans Charlotte Harbor.
Where does it begin? Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. and events launch starting at 7:30 am from Bayshore Live Oak Park, Charlotte Harbor.
What is the Route? All participants cross the Gilchrist Bridge to downtown Punta Gorda and circle back for a big finish at Bayshore Live Oak Park. The 5K route turns around at the base of the bridge while the half marathoners continue along the waterfront to traverse 3 parks and cross 3 bridges.
What makes this event special? Two Community Redevelopment Agencies coming together to build awareness of the natural and cultural resources needed to support the health of Charlotte Harbor while promoting healthy life-style and healthy planet choices. Enjoy the sunrise and the activities on beautiful Charlotte Harbor while you network, promote your company, and support a great organization. Not-for-Profits participate for free!
Event details and schedule
BRIDGE EVENT - This community event is sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agencies to celebrate and encourage partnerships across the Harbor.
Date, Time and Event Location
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Event registration - Starts at 6:00am
Bayshore Live Oak Park, Charlotte Harbor
The park is located at 23151 Bayshore Road.
Team Registration – Teams with 10+ members - each member receives a $5 discount. Must fill out
the Team Registration form to qualify.
All registered participants receive: Complimentary Pancake Breakfast provided by the Charlotte County Fire/EMS – MDA Committee. Tips will be accepted as donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA); Hands Across The Harbor t-shirt; Awards, Door Prizes, Chance to Getaway Vacation Package. The event is “greening up” – recycled/eco-friendly products and practices.
Event Packet will be available at The Foot Landing, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda,
FL 33950 one day prior to the event.