The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10K one-way road running event held in the cities of Mount Pleasant and Charleston in South Carolina, USA, since 1978. It is held on the first Saturday in April, unless it is the day before Easter Sunday. The Bridge Run is the only competition in South Carolina sanctioned by USA Track and Field as an elite event.
Organizers capped registrations at 40,000 for 2015, which included 38,400 runners and 1,600 charity bibs. In 2014, there were 31,864 finishers. Executive Director of The Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) announced that the Cooper River Bridge Run has earned the ranking of the 3rd largest 10K race in the United States beating Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, Virginia which was ranked 3rd place last year.
Men: 8:00 AM
Women: 8:00 AM
You can register on the official website of Cooper River Bridge Run. The price deadlines (only to online registration) are as follows- $35 Until 5/31/2015, $40 Until 09/15/2015, $45 Until 01/15/2016, $50 Until 02/15/2016, $55 Until Sold Out (38,500), $150 Charity Connection Bibs available until sell out (1,500).
Course / Route Map
Cooper River Bridge Run is point to point, 6.2-mile course, which crosses the Cooper River Bridge before heading into scenic downtown Charleston. The course starts from Mt. Pleasant and finishes in downtown Charleston. Music, drinks, food, and revelry continue long after the race is over.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
Most of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is limited to a 4.1% slope. On the Charleston side of the main span, the long approach is a 1.8% slope. On the Mount Pleasant side, there is a section three tenths of a mile long that has a 5.6% slope.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- The time limit is 3 hours.
- Timing tag is used to record the time of the participants.
Men: James Kimutai Kosgei (KEN) 27:40 (2000)
Women: Elana Meyer (RSA) 31:19 (1997)
Prize Money & Awards
- Overall Winners; male & female (1st – $10,000) (2nd – $3,000) (3rd – $1,500) (4th – $1,000) (5th – $800)
- Masters; male & female (1st – $1,500) (2nd – $1,000) (3rd – $750) (4th – $500) (5th – $250)
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All the participants get a FREE shirt with the registration.
- Shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton. They are unisex.
Water Stops & Refreshments
There are plenty of water stations along the route which is lined with cheering fans.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 55°F to 72°F and is rarely below 44°F or above 82°F.