Tidewater Rotary Partners with Chesapeake Conservancy for Bay Bridge 10K to Preserve Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Tidewater Rotary is pleased to announce its collaboration with Chesapeake Conservancy for the 2023 Bay Bridge Run, a 10k race across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Club members will run or walk as part of Chesapeake Conservancy’s Charity Team to raise both awareness and funds for the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the promotion of equitable access for all.

The Bay Bridge Run is a unique mid-distance event that takes place over the bay on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on November 12. The 10k race only happens once a year and is a rare opportunity for participants to walk or run the 4.35-mile-long bridge, which is typically closed to pedestrians.

Chesapeake Conservancy, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was selected as an official charity partner of the Bay Bridge Run. Their vision includes creating more parks, trails, and public access sites to ensure that the Chesapeake Bay remains accessible to everyone while promoting thriving wildlife habitats. Funds raised through this event will directly contribute to advancing their goals and Tidewater Rotary is excited to partner with them to protect this national treasure.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Chesapeake Conservancy and promote the protection and accessibility of the Chesapeake Bay,” Tidewater Rotary Club President Childlene Brooks said. “Our club has worked on clean-up efforts of local streams and rivers, and this endeavor is a continuation of our efforts to preserve our precious natural resource. We invite our community to support our team by visiting www.tidewaterrotary.org/10k.”

Tidewater Rotary, established in 2011, is part of a global network of over 1.4 million volunteers dedicated to the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self.” Their participation in the Bay Bridge Run demonstrates their commitment to making a positive impact in their community and beyond. Follow the club on Facebook @TidewaterRotary and visit www.tidewaterrotary.org to learn more and join.