Annual run raises $2500

The annual Bridge to Bar run, in which entrants run 5km from the Tutoko Bridge to the Milford Pub on St Patrick's Day, raised more than $2500 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Competitors from across Southland and Otago took part in Wednesday's event, organised by tourism operator Real Journeys.

Real Journeys Milford Sound operations manager Angus Small said the run had become a popular event at Milford Sound during the past 10 years.

"Businesses throughout Fiordland and Queenstown were extremely generous in their support of this year's race, donating a huge range of prizes and auction items," he said.

"We had a fantastic turnout with over 90 entries this year, ranging from the seriously competitive to those preferring to take a more leisurely pace.

"Some contestants opted to wear fancy dress, which was quite a sight in a place as remote as Milford," Mr Small said.

The race was won by Brendon Roy, of Real Journeys, while Alice Gironella, of Southern Discoveries, was the first female to arrive at the pub.

 

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