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New Bay Bridge run gets state approval for 2014

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The state has signed off on a proposal by a private group to run a 10k race across the Bay Bridge next year.

The Maryland Transportation Authority agreed to allow the event, run by Bay Bridge Run LLC, on Nov. 9, 2014. The deal also includes 2015 and 2016. The tentative route runs from Sandy Point State Park, over the bridge to the finish line in Queen Anne's County.

About 20,000 attended the first 4.3-mile walk across the bridge on April 27, 1975. The 10k run sponsored by the Annapolis Striders came a decade later. But the events have not been held since 2006 because of security concerns, bad weather and construction.

Bay Bridge Run spokeswoman Sparrow Rogers said the organization must still round up sponsors and thousands of volunteers. Walkers will be allowed to cross the bridge, but will have to buy a ticket.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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