More Than 800 Run the Levee
Twice the number of runners as ever before met at Trammell Crow Park on March 7 for the 5th Annual Trinity River Levee Run. Produced by the City of Dallas, Trinity Commons Foundation, Dallas Running Club and Luke’s Locker, and sponsored by Bank of America, Ben E. Keith and Time Warner Cable, this year’s event brought out more than 800 runners.
The course this year took runners onto the levee, through the floodway and, for the first time, across the Continental Avenue Bridge for a great view of cityscapes, rivers views and the construction on the first of the new Calatrava signature bridges, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
The columns, center support structure, approach beams and other features of the bridge are now going into place, so runners were able to see clearly how the roadway will sweep over and connect to Woodall Rodgers Freeway, giving Dallas a seamless connection between west and east Dallas. By next year’s race, the 400 foot center arch of the bridge will be visible from the Levee Run and other viewpoints.
For the second year, the Dallas fire and police departments brought teams to square off against each other. This competition has now been officially named the Glenn Carter Public Safety Challenge in memory of the late Trinity River Levee Run race director. Glenn Carter’s family was on hand to accept recognition from Mayor Tom Leppert, to support the Challenge and to present the trophy to the winner of this year’s challenge.
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