Ready to fly? Try your luck when you enter to win our tandem BASE raffle!

If a tandem BASE jump at Bridge Day is on your bucket list (why wouldn’t it be?!), now is your chance to fly! We’re raffling off one tandem BASE jump at this year’s Bridge Day, and tickets are now on sale. If you’re chosen, you can jump off the New River Gorge bridge with the other BASE jumpers at America’s biggest BASE jumping festival!

There’s a few rules you’ll need to consider before purchasing a ticket:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must weigh less than 180 lbs.
  • You must be in good health.

That’s it! Tickets are $25 each. Now all you need is a little cash and some luck.

What is tandem BASE jumping?
If you’ve been to Bridge Day before, you know that hundreds of folks fly and rappel off the New River Gorge Bridge. Both are done solo by experienced adventurers.

But did you know that it’s also possible to go BASE jumping with a professional jumper? It’s a great way to fly for the first time. You gear up with a pro, walk onto the ledge of the 876-foot-tall New River Gorge Bridge and leap into the gorge.

Spots for this exciting experience sell out quickly. In fact, only a few are left for this year’s Bridge Day.

But if you’d rather save some money and are feeling lucky, get a raffle ticket instead. Who knows, maybe you’ll be in line at Bridge Day with the other BASE jumpers.

Important dates
Raffle tickets are on sale until October 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. That’s not much time – what are you waiting for? Good luck! And don’t forget, this year’s Bridge Day will be held October 20, 2018.

Win that tandem BASE ticket!

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Registration is open for Bridge Day 5k

There’s no other race like it. Dramatic and unusual, Bridge Day 5k begins on America’s third highest span. Want a piece of the action?

On your marks, get set, register! 
Every October, Bridge Day attracts hundreds of BASE jumpers, hundreds of rappellers, and thousands of onlookers. It’s the world’s most extreme sports event. Since 2016, Bridge Day 5k has launched the festival at sunrise.

This year’s race (and Bridge Day, of course) are on Oct. 20, 2018. It may seem far away, but Bridge Day 5k registration is officially open. Spaces go quickly, too. After all, this is the only chance you get to jog on the 876-foot-high New River Gorge Bridge!

Active Southern West Virginia, the race organizer, has just 400 slots available. Entry fees are $50 per person from now until August 31. After that, the price raises by increments, so it’s worth registering soon. What’s more, you’ll receive a commemorative shirt and participatory medal. Those perks are no longer guaranteed after Oct. 10.

The course
Now for the fun part: the New River Gorge Bridge. At 876 feet high and 3,030 feet long, it’s quite a monument. The views are stunning, too. Deep canyon ridges spread in either direction. So does the mighty New River. Brilliant autumn forests, gauzy fog, and pink early light make the event even better.

Against this backdrop, racers start from the north end of the bridge and jog towards Fayetteville. Much of the course is on open roads through the historic district. At other times, you’ll go through the town park—a picturesque setting with fields and woods. The race eventually finishes by the Fayette County Courthouse.

Incentives
As if scenery and venue aren’t enough, Bridge Day 5k has some nifty benefits. For one thing, it’s a real race. Runners get official chip timing, race photos, and snacks at the finish line.

For another, Bridge Day 5k has multiple categories based on age. The top finishers from these divisions receive special medals. If you’re a competitive runner, now’s the time to start training.

Bridge Day 5k also benefits local kids’ running clubs. When you register, you’re helping the community.

See you at the finish line!

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