An overview of the 2023 Cooper River Bridge Run

Here’s a by-the-numbers overview of this local event.

Photo via Explore Charleston, Cooper River Bridge Run

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Lace up your sneaks: The Cooper River Bridge Run is set to be held in just two weeks on Saturday, April 1. Prepare to “get over it” and jog into this year’s 10K by the numbers.

What’s the route?

The race begins at 8 a.m. at the corner of Simmons Street and Coleman Boulevard. in Mt. Pleasant (though participants are encouraged to be in their corral by 7 a.m.) and ends in downtown Charleston with a Finish Festival in Marion Square featuring food, drinks, and souvenirs.

Can I still register?

Registration is still open in two categories:

  • March 1 through March 29 (at midnight) for $65
  • March 30 through March 31 for $70

Pro tip: Packets are not able to be picked up on race day, so make sure to plan accordingly and attend The Expo at the North Charleston Coliseum (5001 Coliseum Dr.) from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, or 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

Want to get involved without trekking across the bridge? Sign up to volunteer for various activities including the starting line, finish festival, and water aid station.

How did the event begin?

Find the full race history here, including overall winners, milestones, and course records.

What if I have somewhere to be on race day?

Heads up: Many streets in downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant will be affected, so check out road closures.

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