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.
- 1978. The year that the Cooper River Bridge Run was founded, with 766 participants crossing the Silas N. Pearman Bridge
$35 million. The direct economic impact of the race in the Holy City
- No. 3. The Bridge Run is the third largest 10K in the country
- 6. The number of race categories
- 32.9. The average participant’s age
- 38,500. The capped number of participants for this year’s event
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.