Runners race between two cities in Labor Day tradition

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PEORIA, Ill. — Runners and walkers in central Illinois had an early wake up call on Labor Day morning for the Bridge to Bridge run.

More than 350 people came out for the seventh annual race that goes between Peoria and East Peoria.

Competitors first cross the Bob Michel Bridge towards East Peoria, run through the Levee District, and then take the Cedar Street Bridge back to Peoria.

The four mile Labor Day event is a fun tradition and unique way to experience the cities.

“There’s no other race like the Bridge to Bridge that actually goes over two bridges and you end up running in both cities,” said race director John Pes.

The first runner crossed the finish line in just over 21 minutes.

Final race results will be posted on the run’s website.

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