Cooper River Bridge Run | FAQS
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Race Day Is Saturday April 7, 2018

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I confirm my registration?

Check if you’re registered, here!

When does the Race start?

The Race starts at 8am. You need to be in your designated corral by 7am!

When do shuttle buses leave?

Shuttle buses will run to the start of the race from 5am-6:30am in order to get to the start line on time.  Shuttle buses return participants from 10am-1pm after the race. You need a bib to ride the bus!
*Refer to Event Tab for Shuttle Bus locations.

How can I sign up for the Boat Shuttle if I have already registered?

This option is available when you register, for an extra charge of $8. It is an alternative to the free bus shuttle.
If you have already registered but would like to add the Boat shuttle,  please click on the link below to purchase the tickets.

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Can somebody else pick up my packet/can I pick up someone else's packet?

Yes, someone else can pick up your packet. Having the Bib Number to pick up packets is the fastest and most efficient way to pick them up. If you forget to bring the Bib Number you can look it up at the Expo.

Packet Mail-Out

Your race packet will not be mailed to you unless you have checked the appropriate box and
paid the $15 fee on your registration.   There is no automatic or free packet mailing.

If you want to add packet mailing after you have already registered, click on the link below and purchase it in our store.

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You cannot use this link after Jan. 15, 2018.  After Jan. 15 you must e-mail our office at info@bridgerun.com and request a packet mailing form.

 

Thursday-April 5/ from noon-8 pm

Friday-April 6/ from 8 am-8 pm

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 29418

Having the Bib Number to pick up packets is the fastest and most efficient way to pick them up. If you forget to look up your Bib Number you can look it up at the Expo.

Have a great time!

Can I register over the phone?

You cannot register over the phone. You can register on our website at www.bridgerun.com

You may download your registration on our website at www.bridgerun.com and do one of the following:

  •  E-mail your registration to info@bridgerun.com
  •  Mail your registration to PO Box 22089, Charleston, SC 29413
  •  Fax in your registration form to 843-856-1950
  •  Bring it to us in person at 716 S. Shelmore, Suite 105, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
How do I transfer my race bib?

For Bib Transfers please e-mail us at info@bridgerun.com and request a Bib Transfer form.

There is a $15 fee to transfer your bib.

Last minute transfers may be done at the Expo at the Solutions Area only on the following days not on Race Day:

Thursday, April 5, Noon-8 pm

Friday, April 6,  8-8 pm

Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 29418

I did not receive a confirmation email....?

It is possible that your email was entered incorrectly while registering. You do not need a confirmation email to participate/pick up your packet. However, if you would like to correct your email address, please email us at: info@bridgerun.com

How do I change my category?

Please e-mail us at info@bridgerun.com and request a Category Change form.

There is a $15 fee to change categories.

Category changes can be made at the Expo at the Solutions Area but not on Race Day.

Expo Hours:

Thursday, April 5, Noon-8 pm

Friday, April 6, 8-8 pm

Charleston Area Convention Center

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 29418

 

Will the event be capped?

The entire race will be capped at 40,000 people. We are limited to selling 38,400 regular priced entries, and 1,600 $150 Charity Connection entries. In the past we have sold out before the Expo. We anticipate an early sell out for 2018- so register early!

Where is my Chip?

Your timing tag is embedded into your bib. DO NOT REMOVE the timing tag.  Be careful not to fold the tag, as this could damage it. Make sure your bib has YOUR name on it, to ensure your results are correct.

What's the slope?

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.

Can I run with a Baby Stroller/ Baby Jogger or any wheeled device?

We strongly discourage strollers or wheeled devices of any kind.  For safety reasons (concerning both you and the participants around you), baby strollers/ baby joggers are only allowed in the very LAST corral of the walkers(Corral K): the course is too congested for them to be anywhere else, as are the start and finish staging areas. Be aware that it is VERY dangerous to have a stroller or any wheeled device among such a large crowd of people. You are encouraged to bring strollers to the ‘Kids Run’ instead, which is on Friday afternoon at Hampton Park.
*Strollers or any wheeled devices are not allowed on the shuttle buses or the boat shuttle.

Is there a list of hotels?

Click on the link below for the 2018 Hotel information!

See our Hotels & Travel page, here!

Is there a separate Walk?

This is a combined 10K event- but you can register for the Walk/Run category which is the last category in the run and you can walk at your own pace within the 3 hour time limit.  Walkers will be issued the CHRONOTRACK timing device just like all of the participants and will appear in the full results.

How do I get to the 10K start?

Remember that this is a point-to-point race and that the bridge going to Mt. Pleasant will close to all traffic at 7:00 am. Shuttle buses will be running from Calhoun Street (adjacent to the Gaillard Auditorium) from 5:00 to 6:45 am. After 6:45 am, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

The Interstate 526 bridge (accessible from interstate 26) will remain open, however it is about a 20 mile trip from downtown Charleston to the race start via this route.
The boat shuttle is also an option- you may purchase a ticket with your registration. Purchasers who register by Jan. 15, 2018 will have a boat icon on their bib.  Purchasers that do not have the boat icon on their bib will be on a list at the dock. The boat shuttle leaves from the Fountain Walk Dock next to the SC Aquarium (although nearby, this dock is not the one behind the Aquarium) and takes you to Patriots Point. A shuttle bus will transport you from Patriots Point to Coleman Blvd. approximately one-half mile from the start.

Cooper River Bridge closes at 7am.

From the South, take Highway 17 North over the Cooper River Bridges to 526 Business (not interstate 526, which goes to North Charleston), which is a right turn. This road runs into Coleman Blvd (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the start. (a right on Coleman Blvd.)

From the North, take Hwy 17 South and take the exit ramp for 526 Business (South, not interstate 526, which goes to North Charleston). This road runs into Coleman Blvd (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the start. (a right on Coleman Blvd.)

From I-26 and the airport, take I-526 to Mt. Pleasant. This road will turn into Business 526 as it crosses Hwy 17, keep going until this road runs into Coleman Blvd (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the start. (a right on Coleman Blvd.)

Registration

You can register on our website at www.bridgerun.com

You may download your registration on our website at www.bridgerun.com and do one of the following:

  •  E-mail your registration to info@bridgerun.com
  •  Mail your registration to PO Box 22089, Charleston, SC 29413
  •  Fax in your registration form to 843-856-1950
  •  Bring it to us in person at 716 S. Shelmore, Suite 105, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Taste of the Bridge Run

 Taste of the Bridge Run, will have your taste buds cheering with over 25 participating restaurants .

Choose from 3 wonderful locations, each with their own flavor.

To purchase, Taste of the Bridge Run tickets,  click on the link below and scroll down
                                                               Friday, April 6, 2018    $15 / 5pm – 7pm

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Cooper River Bridge Run

 

Fast Facts

1978

Founded

 

 3rd Largest

10K in the United States (40,000)

July 16, 2005

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge opens

82,000

Bottles of water

 

4.8%

Grade of Bridge

 

2.5 miles

Length of Bridge

 

30 million dollars

Direct Economic Impact in Charleston, SC

 

32.9

Average Participant Age

24

Official Bands of Course

 

190 Expo Booths

One of the Largest Health & Wellness expos in the United States

82% over 50K

Average Participant Household Income

 

75%

Travel over 60 miles to participate

Record Holders
27:40

Men’s Running Record

James Koskei  (2000)

 

24:30

Men’s Wheelchair Record

Tyler Byers  (2007)

31:19

Women’s Running Record

Elana Meyer  (1997)

 

37:10

Women’s Wheelchair Record

Ilana Dupont  (2013)

 

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