Bridge-to-bridge 5K June 10 benefits Kitsap Rescue Mission

BREMERTON — Kitsap Rescue Mission, the only homeless shelter open overnight for men, women and children in Kitsap County, has opened registration for its annual Bridge-to-Bridge Benefit Run, which starts 9 a.m. June 10 in Evergreen Park in Bremerton.

“It’s just a great way to get the community together and to raise awareness about homelessness and the county, and to get people out doing something that’s healthy and also raising awareness,” the rescue mission’s Alyssa Meeter said.

The run is a 5K and has typically attracted about 80 participants, Meeter said. This year, they’re hoping to have 100, though Meeter said her personal goal is 150 participants.

“In the community, people really enjoy the 5K,” Meeter said. “The run was actually started by Leadership Kitsap, and they continued supporting us for the first six years of the run. Everybody’s really enjoyed it.”

Early registration is $20, with a group rate of $10 per person. Day of registration is $25. T-shirts are $10.

Register early online at or by mail, P.O. Box 1497, Bremerton, WA 98337.

Proceeds from the walk are used by the rescue mission for its 25-bed overnight shelter, a clothing distribution room, meal sites, day room, case management, and veteran assistance.

For more information about the run, go to

— Michelle Beahm is a reporter for Kitsap News Group.