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Half marathon planned for Harford in September will include Susquehanna bridge crossing

Half marathon planned for Harford in September will include Susquehanna bridge crossing

Between 3,000 and 5,000 runners are expected to be lured to Harford County and Havre de Grace next September for a new running festival that includes a half marathon race on both sides of the Susquehanna River.

Called the Susquehanna Bridge Running Fest, the event will benefit Harford County’s Al Cesky Scholarship Fund.

As the festival’s name implies, the route of the 13.1-mile (21.09K) half marathon will include runners crossing and recrossing the Thomas J. Hatem Route 40 bridge over the Susquehanna River on a scenic course through both Harford and neighboring Cecil County.

The Maryland Transportation Authority already has approved use of the bridge, according to race...

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