Bridge Run a workout for some, an inspiration for others

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Thousands from all over came out bright and early to make a trek over the double diamonds and enjoy the view of the Holy City.

Kelly Seabrook of Columbia said, "I'm very excited, glad to be here. This is a wonderful event every year."

40 thousand personalities, costume after costume, runners tried to make the best out of the 10k race.

Everyone didn't necessarily travel by foot. Wheelchair winner Alex Dupont pretty much led his race the entire time. There was also Sami Hunt; she got a little help from a blade of metal.

Hunt said, "I was born with Fibular Hemimelia, which is the absence of a fibula."

Her leg was amputated when she was 5 years old, but thanks to a prosthetic, she's keeping up with the best of them.

"I actually ran a half marathon a couple months ago and did the Bridge Run. I've just been doing a lot of races and I'm able to run the race now because they gave me a prosthetic leg," said Hunt.

For some, Sami is a symbol of hope and there were many others who ran the race for a cause.

Bonnie Sayles said, "The baby boomers are getting older and it's something we have to be aware of and we need to find a cure. I'm running to end Alzheimer's."

A man from Atlanta said he lost his mom a few months ago and he's running for her.

Whatever the motivation or mode of travel, crossing the finish line was a hurdle 40 thousand people were able to master.

Bridge Run organizers are already prepping for next year. They want your input, there's a survey on their website. Race results are posted there as well.

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