George Spilich

1998 Chesapeake Bay Bridge 10K race

The Bay Bridge run is one of the finest and most scenic runs in America! The Eastbound span of the Bay Bridge is closed to traffic while 3000 runners start from the Eastern Shore side of the Bay and race 10 kilometers to Sandy Point State Park. There are water and potty stops every mile on the span. It is a unique experience to be running 200 feet above the Chesapeake Bay while sailers and boaters wave to you and sea gulls are wheeling right over your head. This year the Whitbread Round the World Race started a leg from Baltimore the same day as our race. It was quite an experience to see the Bay filled with sail boats of every size and shape. In this year’s Bay Bridge run we fielded more than a dozen runners. Every year we field a bigger team.