Frequently Asked Questions

When is Beat the Bridge?

May 16, 2021 in your neighborhood!

How much is the registration fee?

  • Early Bird Registration: $25 per participant through March 10
  • Regular Registration: $30 per participant March 11 through May 16

Where can I purchase Beat the Bridge technical T-shirts?

For the 39th Annual Beat the Bridge, t-shirts will be included in your registration fee! If you are interested in purchasing more t-shirts than the single shirt included in your registration, please email to purchase additional shirts.  If supplies last, they can also be purchased for $20 at Packet Pickup.

Fundraising and Team Questions

How does the money I raise help fight diabetes?

Proceeds from Beat the Bridge go to JDRF. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults living with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D from ever developing. Past JDRF research efforts have helped to significantly improve the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. For more information about JDRF and T1D, please visit us at

How can my corporation or family participate?

Corporations participate in Beat the Bridge by sponsoring the registration fees for their team of employees, family members, and/or friends to run or walk in the event.  Should your company like to sponsor your employees by paying their registration fees, please contact the JDRF Pacific Northwest Chapter office at

Where Can I Order Team T-Shirts?

Team t-shirts are available from our preferred vendor, Boondock Branding. Team shirts are different from event shirts in that they can be any color, will have the official Beat the Bridge art printed on the front and your team name or company logo printed on the back. You’re welcome to use another printer, but we are unable to share the official art with anyone but our preferred vendor. Find more information here as well the Corporate Team and Family Team order forms.

Who should I call if I have a question?

Contact JDRF Pacific Northwest Chapter office at 206-708-2235 or email at

Beat the Bridge Technical Help

If you have questions or issues related to the Beat the Bridge website, please call us at 206-708-2235 and we will respond as soon as possible. Your call is very important to us.  You may also send inquiries to

Who can I talk to about my company becoming a sponsor of Beat the Bridge?

We welcome new company sponsors for Beat the Bridge and would be happy to speak with you about the different levels and requirements. Please contact us at 206-708-2235.