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Bridge to Brews 2014: Join us in saying LUPUS SUCKS!

Where: Lilis-Albina Park located at North Flint Avenue and Russell in Portland, Oregon.

When: Sunday, April 6th 2014


Register as a LUPUS SUCKS runner and get your LUPUS SUCKS tee, a Lutu (lupus tutu) and all of the other race amenities, as well as start the race out in front of thousands of other runners!

Click here to register! There are only 100 LUPUS SUCKS runner registrations spots available.

If you have already registered to run, but would now like one of the available LUPUS SUCKS registration options, you are able to go in and edit your existing registration. 100% of the LUPUS SUCKS registration fee goes directly to Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus!

*Note- 2014 Bridge to Brews LUPUS SUCKS tee shirts are only available for “Virtual” runners or for those who purchase the LUPUS SUCKS package and are running in the race… for now.

To become a virtual runner and fund-raise for Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus, please go to

Click on the teal ‘Register’ button on the left of the page. If the virtual runner raises $75, they will receive a Bridge to Brews LUPUS SUCKS tee! Your friends and family can support you by clicking on the teal ‘Sponsor A Participant’ button on the left of the page and typing in your name. It’s that easy!

As the proud beneficiaries of Bridge to Brews, we are charged with supplying volunteers to make the run, ‘run’ smoothly!  It’s a really fun event and your valuable donation of time helps Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus! Oh, and did we mention that volunteers get beer (21yrs. or older only), food, and a Bridge to Brews runner’s teeshirt (*not the LUPUS SUCKS tee)? 

Volunteer Information and Sign-Up:

Time: Volunteer Shifts are from 6:30am- approximately 1:00pm

Here are the positions and descriptions from which to choose (All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older):

Registration and Results/Merchandise- Help register runners at the start of the race, staff the results table, and assist with the merchandise booth. This is a good option for any interested volunteers with mobility limitations.

Beer Pouring/Alcohol Monitors- Assist with serving and pouring beer. Volunteer who sign up for this shift may be assigned to another area initially at the start of the event. Must be 21 or older.

Food/Kids Area/VIP Area- Assist with distributing food, monitoring the VIP section, and helping to run the kids area. 

Start & Finish Line/Water Stops- Help monitor the start and finish lines, and keep the runners supplied with water and refreshments.  This is an active shift, and volunteers who select this option should be ready to be on the move!

Check in for your shift at the marked Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus booth the morning of the event! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

To volunteer your time, please fill out the below form to sign up.



To learn more about Bridge to Brews, please read on.

Race Information

The beer table with volunteers teal

ABOUT THE EVENT: Blending the unique features of running over the Fremont Bridge and an after-race party that focuses on the party, Bridge to Brews has risen to the top of local Portland running events. In 2014, we are excited to announce some cool changes that will continue to distance us apart from the pack! Here are a few of the things we have planned!
– Festival style event!
– Multiple beer vendors!
– Multiple food vendors!
– More music!
– Start / Finish moving to Lillis-Albina park
– All new courses (still going over the Fremont!)

To find out more, read below. Not interested in learning more? Go directly to their registration page. Here you can register as a regular runner or a LUPUS SUCKS runner to help raise money for Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus! Read more below.

LOCATION: Lilis-Albina Park located at N. Flint ave and Russell in N.Portland


*Once again in 2014, the 10k and 8k will start together in 4 waves, utilizing a “release and hold” system. Please make sure you line up behind the correct wave sign to ensure everyone has a great event. Runners will be released in small groups (200-500) to allow participants to spread out and minimize congestion on the bridge. 

Be a part of our Top 100 LUPUS SUCKS runners for this amazing event! As a part of this package, you will have the privilege of starting off the race in front of thousands of other runners, wearing a special Bridge to Brews 2014 teal LUPUS SUCKS tee-shirt and purple tutu (or ‘Lutu’- a Lupus Tutu)!  Your participation can help us spread awareness for this debilitating disease. The money raised from this package goes directly towards Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus programs and services. These regular package includes all race amenities (tech shirt, stainless steel mug etc) and the VIP package includes everything in our VIP package.

Volunteers Water Station Teal

Friday, April 4th: 11am-7pm
Saturday, April 5th: 10am-3pm

DAY OF RACE AT THE EVENT: Starting at 7:30am

* We strongly recommend you attend the in-storet pick-up; lines on raceday can be long. We allow and encourage you to have friends / family members pick up your packet for you if you cannot attend the in-store packet pickup. Please make sure that if you pick up someone else’s packet, they know you did so.

AM I REGISTERED? – Please note that only online registrations will appear here until the week of the event.

Find out more about: kids event, directions, clothing check, pets in the event, jogging strollers, MP3 players, race timing / results, awards and ceremony, the after race party by clicking the link above. 

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Founded in 2007, Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus is a Portland, OR -based non-profit that is changing the way people understand lupus, its diagnosis and its treatment. Lupus is a debilitating disease affecting approximately 1.5 million Americans and 90% of those diagnosed are women. Despite its prevalence, lupus is rarely understood and under researched. It can affect any part of the body, resulting in pain, inflammation, and systemic damage. There remains no cure for lupus, and it is estimated that 10-15% of those diagnosed will die prematurely due to complications from the disease.

Our support groups, online and local, serve the entire community of people affected by lupus. Through one-on-one client advocacy we connect lupus sufferers with services to address their medical and overall wellness needs– like disability application assistance, prescription assistance, and legal consultation. Our Mission: to educate the public and the medical community about lupus, to push for earlier, life-saving diagnoses for those afflicted, and to spur governments and foundations to fund research toward a cure.

To find out more please visit the Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus website

 Thank you to our Bridge to Brews media sponsor, Alpha Broadcasting

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