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No Refunds! No Race Day Packet Pickup! No exceptions!
No Refunds! No Race Day Packet Pickup! No exceptions!
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Please contact us at email@example.com with questions about changing your race category.
This must be done by January 15, 2023 in order to have your name printed on your bib and you must provide a verification time for any category under one hour by providing a link to your results from that race’s website or indicate that you want to use your 2022 Bridge Run time when asked on the registration form. It must be a result from a USATF certified road race and we’re happy to convert results from 5Ks, 1/2 Marathons, Marathons, etc. to a 10K time and place you in the category that you qualify for.
Packet Pickup for the 2023 race is only at the Expo on Thursday, March 30th noon-8pm and Friday, March 31st 8am-8pm.
No Race Day Bib or Packet Pickup on Race Day, Sat. April 1, 2023
Packet Pickup: There is no race day packet pickup!
You must pickup your packets at The Expo, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC on the following days:
March 30th, Thursday, Noon – 8PM
March 31st, Friday, 8AM – 8PM
Packet Mailing purchase ends on January 15, 2022! You must add Packet Mailing on your registration form for $15 by that date or your packet will not be mailed. We are not going to make any exceptions this year. If your packet is returned in the mail because you have not updated your mailing address, you will have to pick it up at the Expo. We will not be responsible for re-mailing packets.
The start is at the corner of Simmons and Coleman Blvd in Mt. Pleasant.
Start time is 8AM.
Click on the following link for bus info: Bus & Boat Shuttles
As long as you’re wearing a bib you can get on any of the bus shuttles! You can ride it one way or both ways!
This information can help you determine which shuttle to sign up for after you’ve arranged your accommodations. You can leave your car at any of the 4 shuttle locations and we will shuttle you to the start and back to your original location after the race. (parking is limited in Downtown Charleston.)
If you have purchased Boat Shuttle tickets and your bib does not display a boat icon, your name will be on a list at the dock.
Boat Ferry to Patriots Point leaves Fountain Walk Dock/ Aquarium Wharf:
(NOTE: dock is about 3/4 of a mile from the Start)
The quickest way to pickup someone else’s packet is to know the person’s bib number. You must have a copy of the person’s ID (digital or paper) to pick up their packet. There will be computers at the Expo if you need to look up a bib number. We will email bib numbers out to each person before the Expo.
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 am to 7:00 am. After 7:00 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. Purchaser’s names 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 7 am.
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.)
The APRIL 1, 2023 race will be capped at 38,500 people.
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.
*Strollers or any wheeled devices are not allowed on the shuttle buses or the boat shuttle.
2022 Hotel information.
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.
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.
This is a 10K event which includes a Walk/Run category which is the last corral in the run. 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.
Cooper River Bridge Run
| 3rd Largest
10K in the United States (40,000)
|July 16, 2005
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge opens
Bottles of water
Grade of Bridge
Length of Bridge
|35 million dollars
Direct Economic Impact in Charleston, SC
Average Participant Age
John P. Grace Memorial Bridge – 1929
|190 Expo Booths
One of the Largest Health & Wellness expos in the United States
|82% over 50K
Average Participant Household Income
Travel over 60 miles to participate
Men’s Running Record
James Koskei (2000)
Men’s Wheelchair Record
Krige Schabort (2009)
Women’s Running Record
Elana Meyer (1997)
Women’s Wheelchair Record
Ilana Dupont (2013)
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