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CONQUER THE BRIDGE XV

DATE:  September 2, 2024 (Labor Day Monday)

START TIME:  7:00 AM PST
 
LOCATION: San Pedro/Port of Los Angeles Vincent Thomas Bridge **The Start/Finish line is located where 5th St and Harbor Blvd meet (511 S Harbor Blvd San Pedro, CA 90731)
 
 
PRICING:
Early Bird:   $45.00 from April 1 – May 31   •   $55.00 from June 1 – September 1   •   $60.00 on Race Day – September 2
This year will mark our 15th Conquer The Bridge Race (Run or Walk). This Race provides you the highly unique opportunity to take a special journey over the historical Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA this coming Labor Day September 2, 2024. Become a Conqueror!
 
NOTES: Registration opens April 1. You may also register in person during our annual three day bib pickup at Road Runner Sports in Torrance and on Race Day. Please arrive early. Team status is available for rosters of 25 or more.
 

IMPORTANT   DATES: 

April 1 (Registration Opens)

May 31 (Last day for Early Bird Pricing)

August 27 (Last day for Team Registration)

August 29 (Last day for Online Registration) 

August 30-September 1 (Bib Pickup at Road Runner Sports; we are unable to offer Race Day bib pickups) 

September 2 – RACE DAY!!!

 

CUSTOM FINISHER’S MEDALS:  All registered and timed participants will receive a custom finishers medal when they cross the finish line. 

DIVISION MEDALS: Place medals for the top three finishers in each Division will be awarded (Gold, Silver, Bronze for each Division). Please pick up your Place Medals from the stage after the Race.

DIVISIONS (M & F): 13 and under; 14-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-79; 80 and over

TROPHIES: Championship trophies and flags for the male and female Champions will be awarded. 

MERCHANDISE: All merchandise, including official race tee shirt, will be available for sale during our annual three-day packet pickup at Road Runner Sports in Torrance and at the Race while supplies last. Supplies are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis. 

REFUNDS, ROLLOVERS, BIB TRANSFERS: As a reminder, there are NO refunds for this event. Additionally, please note that due to an uncertainty as to the exact timeline of any future construction to be performed on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, we are unable to provide any new ROLLOVERS for 2025 (all pre existing Rollover vouchers from CTB 14 will still be honored for this years Race). However, we will still be happy to assist you with an athlete BIB TRANSFER for this year’s Race should you need to transfer your registration to another athlete. Please make note of the terms for athlete BIB TRANSFERS:

1.)  All Bib Transfer’s must be confirmed in writing, including the registration details of the registered participant and to whom they wish to make the transfer to (please email request to info@conquerthebridge.com)
2.)  All Bib Transfer’s must be completed in person by whoever is receiving the Bib Transfer during our annual three day Bib pickup at Road Runner Sports in Torrance (August 30-September 1). 
3.)  We are unable to complete any Bib Transfer’s on Race Day
4.)  Bib Transfers are available for the current year’s Race only
 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Per order of Caltrans there are no backpacks, bicycles, strollers, pets, skateboards etc. allowed on the Bridge. It is of the highest importance that we continue to honor this and we thank you very much for your understanding. Please note that you are allowed to wear a fanny pack, camel pack, or a small drawstring backpack. Additionally, CTB staff are unable to hold any personal items for anyone including at the stage, so please plan accordingly.  Everyone must acknowledge current waiver for access to Bridge – NO Race bandits! Water and bathrooms will be provided. 

BIB PICKUPS:  As always, our three day bib pickup will be hosted at Road Runner Sports in Torrance. Please note that we are unable to offer Race Day Bib pickups. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a friendly environment with a wonderful staff, to meet your fellow Conquerors, and to take advantage of great deals on top quality. We will be at Road Runner Sports in Torrance on the following dates and times:

     Friday, August 30:  10 AM – 6 PM
     Saturday, August 31:  10 AM – 6 PM
     Sunday, September 1:  10 AM – 5 PM

ADDRESS:  25359 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

PARKING:  As many of you may know, the long-awaited and exciting West Harbor Development Complex has broken ground in the former Ports of Call Parking lots and surrounding areas. There is always ample parking on Race Day and we are working to accommodate your parking needs. We will provide a detailed and printable parking map prior to Race Day which outlines options for your consideration. Further, street parking is offered free due to the Labor Day Holiday, however, please do not park in any areas marked as No Parking zones.

Thank You! We very much look forward to seeing all of you!

 

Remembering Michael-Patrick

You may or may not have met Michael-Patrick Hogue personally, but if you participated in one of the Conquer the Bridge races, you know what a great service he provided to both those who participated and to the San Pedro community.

Sadly, Michael-Patrick Hogue passed away on Christmas Eve night, 2023. I have done Michael-Patrick’s website for years and even though we never met in person, we became friends. The kind of friends who when they finally do meet, bear hugs are called for.

I will now have to give that bear hug to his son, Derek Hogue, who has been deeply involved in the Conquer the Bridge races alongside his father.

Please say a silent Thank you, Michael for all the hard work, generosity and kindness he showed to all those who Conquered the Bridge.

Michael-Patrick, you will be missed terribly. Until we race again…

Chesa Keane, Webmaster and friend

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Derek Hogue's favorite photo of his father is from high school. "It really captures his excitement and enthusiasm which never left him."
Michael-Patrick Hogue with his granddaughter, Luna Maria.
Michael-Patrick painting Luna's nails for her.

He would say, “Call me Papi, Grandpa makes me feel old.”