A little over 500 runners descended upon the streets of downtown Georgetown in the early hours on the morning of Nov. 2 for the ninth annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run.

The run consisted of three races: a 5K, 12K and half marathon. All races began at the intersection of Front and Screven streets.

Tidelands Health Rehabilitations Services had massage tents near the finish line for massages from their Trainers and Therapists. Will Ness performed under the tent at the Finish Line and a beer garden was located in the Maritime Park with beer provided by Quigleys.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support Friendship Place in Georgetown.

There were 131 participants in the half-marathon.

The top three finishers were: Michael Stevenson of Georgetown, (1:33:02), Chris Spiker of Myrtle Beach (1:33:56) and Keith Miller of Winston-Salem, NC (1:34:09).

There were 99 participants in the 12K. The top three finishers were: Roland Hakes of Mount Pleasant (42:04), Scott Recupero of Pawleys Island (53:16), and Misty Dion of Myrtle Beach (53:32).

There were 297 participants in the 5K. On of the participants, Georgetown resident Elken Grate, says that this is his first time in the Georgetown run.

“Runs that I have normally done have been in Horry County.This is my first one, I think it’ll be fun running with a lot of people” Grate said.

Kingstree resident and race participant Amelia Morris said that this is her the sixth time partcipating.

“I’ve run every race they’ve have every year and this will be my fifth or sixth one so I’m very excited,” Morris said.

The top three finishers were: Matthew Caines of Georgetown (18:44), Earl Han of Pawleys Island (19:12), and Jaime Barnett of Pawleys Island (19:19).