Cooper River Bridge Run

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The Cooper River Bridge Run is an annual 10 kilometer 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, when the event is held on the last Saturday in March. The Bridge Run is the only competition in South Carolina sanctioned by USA Track and Field as an elite event.

It is the best organized and the best conducted 10K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. The race has featured top level international competitors, including Olympic medalists Grete Waitz, Catherine Ndereba, and Elana Meyer. The current limit is 40,000. The 2012 race featured 36,652 finishers, women dominated with 59.45% (21,789 F vs 14,917 M) of runners.

Race Date

Mar 28, 2015

Event Type

Start Times

Men: 8:00 AM
Women: 8:00 AM

No. Runners



Race Website


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Race Registration

You can register on the official website of Cooper River Bridge Run. The price deadlines are as follows-

$40 Until 10/13/2014, $45 Until 12/15/2014, $50 Until 01/15/2015, $55 Until Sell Out (38,500) and $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

The Run has a total ascent of 26.0 m and has a maximum elevation of 16.0 m.

Race Tags

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Time Limits & Cutoffs

  • The time limit is 3 hours.
  • Timing tag is used to record the time of the participants.

Course Records

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.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy Baker January 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm

My sister-Judy Adams-Riggs has already registered. I am going to register next week. We are walkers. Will we be grouped together?

Please advise.

Thank you,

Cathy Baker


arlene April 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

I have never done the run/walk before. I would like to do it in 2015 with a few retired friends. Can you please direct me to the registration for 2015.
Arlene Rowland


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