Take The Bridge 3.4 — Williamsburg
September 12 2017 // Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
The energy, excitement, and pure adrenalin rush of participating in an un-sanctioned urban race under the Williamsburg street lights on a Friday night can’t be captured in photos—you have to experience it in person. With that said, I present my photos of Take The Bridge 3.4 in Williamsburg on September 8th in Brooklyn, NY.
For those unfamiliar with Take The Bridge, the following is pulled from their about page:
- we race bridges
- no mile markers
- no time clocks
- only pure urban racing
- competing by intuition
- pacing on gut
- celebrating as one
- leave it on the bridge
It’s raw, exciting, and a race any and all runners should experience in their lifetime at some point. I’m going to keep my words to a minimum, and let the photos and captions tell the story. Enjoy!
Meg Boushie of North Brooklyn Runners attaches her bib number in the registration area repping the lovely threads of Brooklyn’s own RunBK. Running culture in New York runs deep with a number of apparel companies springing up in all boroughs to feed the desire of presenting style and speed.
07:12:28 pm on 08.09.2017
Not unlike the McCarren Park Track Classic I covered six months ago, the energy of the runners makes me wish I was warming up to lay it all out on the Willy B.
07:30:16 pm on 08.09.2017
TTB organizer Darcy Budworth gives the gentlemen one final run through of the rules, regulations, and safety concerns with the Williamsburg Bridge overhead. “If a car is coming…stop…it will hit you”. Famous last words.
07:56:43 pm on 08.09.2017
It’s damn near pitch black in spots on the Williamsburg bridge and I find myself dodging rubber necking tourists and locals alike as I bike on the pedestrian side amongst the runners. The chaos feeds the energy as most people on the bridge have no idea that they are on a “race course”. Unsanctioned racing at it’s finest.
08:17:10 pm on 08.09.2017
This woman! I adore, respect, and am inspired by her so much. More than she’ll ever know. From the moment we met, it was obvious we were going to be New York besties, and I was right. I’m here tonight because of Sierra, and I can’t thank her enough for what she does for me, and everyone looking to add fitness to their lives in Brooklyn as co-leader of November Project Brooklyn. Clearly, she takes life way too seriously.
08:38:37 pm on 08.09.2017
After the climb up onto the Williamsburg Bridge, Victoria Kornieva running for Bellmore Striders leads the ladies and wouldn’t let go. She wins the race by a solid 16 seconds averaging 5:46/mile.
08:42:10 pm on 08.09.2017
Getting to the Manhattan side is one thing, going back up and over the Williamsburg Bridge is another. Mary Gibbons repping NP Brooklyn leads a small pack back up to the bridge after turning around at the Manhattan side of the bridge.
08:53:12 pm on 08.09.2017
One last photo of my two favourites. Thank-you so much for everything ladies. You’ve made Brooklyn feel like a second home, and have been amazing ambassadors for the New York running culture to this kid from a small town in northern Saskatchewan. Mad love, and I’ll see you two soon enough!
08:29:39 pm on 08.09.2017