These are the "Kenyans." The runners that are wearing yellow numbers are the Elite runners. Most of them are invited to participate. In the above picture, number 3 was the winner. Number 1 was last years winner. He placed fourth this time.
Here's a banana! They actually raise money for a Cancer Center. They run their own charity race within the Bridge Run. They call it the Banana Run. There were about a dozen of them. The Bridge Run is not a charity race, but when you register, you can donate money to one of 6 local charities (Alzheimer's, Cancer Society, Semper Fi fund, etc.)
Two guys running in honor of the US Marine Corps overseas.
They diverted us up the left side of the bridge. This is from the front of Wes' station. The local car dealerships used their front "yard" to advertise by parking about a dozen new cars. There was also a big Red Bull arch on the other side of the bridge, as well as the radio stations throughout the race. There were runners wearing "ads" on their shirts for various bars and restaurants (like Follow me to...).