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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Bay Bridge Walk is back!

What used to be an annual event, sponsored by the state, was canceled in 2006 for financial reasons.

Now David McGillivray of DMSE Sports is bringing it back.

The Across the Bay 10K will be held on Nov. 9, 2014. Registration, however, begins next month–Nov. 9, 2013.

The event will take as many as 20,000 runners over the historic 4.35 mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A special pre-registration program already signed up 5,000 runners.

“The Across the Bay 10K will give runners a once-a-year opportunity to cross an otherwise inaccessible bridge on foot,” McGillivray said in a release. “The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is amazing and more than half the course is on the bridge. Our job is to create an enjoyable, safe and competitive event for the runners, volunteers and the Eastern Shore community, and we look forward to the opportunity.”

McGillivray, considered a legend in the running world, also directs the Boston Marathon and other iconic road races.

Three charities will benefit from the race–the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Yellow Ribbon Fund and Bosom Buddies.

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