The Huey P Long Bridge Run is proud to announce Ochsner Fitness Center as the Presenting Sponsor

July 7, 2021

Race to finish and post-race party at Ochsner Fitness Center

Elmwood, LA. – The Huey P Long Bridge Run is excited to have Ochsner Fitness Center become the Presenting Partner and host of the Finish Line party scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Traditionally held in the Spring, the pandemic forced the race to take a year off in 2020. This has allowed the time for many changes, including reversing the course direction to Westbank to Eastbank so the race concludes with a Finish Line party at Ochsner Fitness Center. Also new for 2021 is the addition of a robust donation and fundraising component. Participants can donate or choose to fundraise as part of the commitment to go All in Against Cancer.

“A good cool down is key to any fitness routine, so hosting the Finish Line party at Ochsner Fitness Center is a great way to reinforce good fitness habits, while giving back to the community we serve. We’re ready to lace up our running shoes and hit the course with the Huey P Long Bridge Run this Fall,” said Wayne Morris, AVP of Ochsner Health and Wellness Solutions.

“Teaming up with Ochsner Fitness Center is a natural fit given how close its flagship facility is to the race course,” said Mike Wattigny, Marketing Director of the race. “To have Ochsner Fitness Center join us at the Presenting Sponsorship is a great addition to the race and provides a tremendous opportunity to showcase the dramatic facelift at OFC while hosting the Finish Line Party.”

The 8th annual Huey P Long Bridge Run presented by Ochsner Fitness Center will take place on October 16, 2021.

For more information about registration and other details, please visit: http://www.hueyprun.com/



Founded in 2013, the Huey P Long Bridge Run is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk/run open to participants of all abilities. Started as a part of the grand opening ceremonies of the bridge widening project concluded in 2013, the race has continued as a perennial favorite of the local running community. Each year experienced runners line up along with first time participants to ‘Geaux over it’ and see the city from a rarely seen vantage point atop the Huey P Long Bridge. To register and for more information: http://www.hueyprun.com


Since we first opened our doors, Ochsner Fitness Center has been a place where members young and old, at all fitness levels, have felt welcome. Today, you can choose from three convenient locations in the New Orleans area – two are open 24 hours a day. Here, you’ll find some of the most innovative programs and equipment in the country. What’s more, you’ll find the best version of yourself. Ochsner Fitness Center is a service of Ochsner Health and membership is open to the entire community. Physical fitness with confidence is just one example of how Ochsner, a non-profit healthcare provider, is committed to making an ongoing difference in the health of our community. For more information, please visit www.ochsner.org.