Special thanks to Christine Osborne, of Wonder Works who always infuses her special brand of "magic" to make the Kids Run & Wonderfest so special for everyone! This year, her team developed field trip race competitions for more than 700 Charleston School District children!
This year was bigger than ever with so many youngsters engaged in fun and learning about the importance of the healthy lifestyle. All the young racers had hearts full of determination and spirit.
We can't wait until the Kids Run and Wonderfest next year on March 27th, 2015!
Register for the 2015 Cooper River Bridge Run HERE for only $35.
The bands loved supporting the runners and want to thank everyone who have already purchased the "Run With Me" Official CRBR CD and for recognizing and supporting bands who earn their living by creating and playing original music.
As a token of our appreciation, we will be offering the "Run With Me" CD at a special rate of only $5 for the next 10 days. After that, the CD will no longer be available for purchase.
Purchase the CD HERE.
Mount Pleasant, S.C. – April 5, 2014 – Julian Smith, Executive Director of The Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR), just announced that nearly 40,000 participants successfully crossed the Arthur Ravenel Bridge from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston at the 37th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run that was held this morning on April 5, 2014. The award-winning 10K Race/Walk kicked off with the wheelchair division, followed by elite runners and 11 corrals of runners and walkers.
PLACE NAME – Home - TIME
1st Place - $10,000 Prize Birhan Nebebew - Ethiopia 28:38.70
2nd Place - $3,000 Prize Mourad Marofit - Morocco 28:41.70
3rd Place - $1,500 Prize Julius Kogo – Kenya 28:46.05
4th Place - $1,000 Prize Belete Assefa – Ethiopia 28:57.23
5th Place- $800 Prize Aschalew Meketa – Ethiopia 29:07.89
6th Place - $600 Prize Simon Ndirangu – Kenya 29:12.30
7th Place - $500 Prize Cleophas Ngetich – Kenya 29:13.82
8th Place -$400 Prize Ayele Feisa – Ethiopia 29:16.73
9th Place - $300 Prize Elijah Karanja – Kenya 29:24.65
10th Place - $250 Prize Haile Mengesha – Ethiopia 29:30.20
Male Wheelchair Winner - Alexandre DuPont 25:20:00
Female Wheelchair Winner - Cassie Mitchell 43:14.17
A complete results list will be listed on www.bridgerun.com. The list will be continually updated as people cross the finish line on results.xacte.com/?kw=crb.
Race photos will be uploaded to www.islandphoto.com in the next couple of weeks. Follow the Cooper River Bridge Run on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebridgerun, and Twitter at @CRBridgeRun for event photos and updates.
We hope you're having a great day exploring Charleston or the CRBR Expo. We want to remind you tomorrow morning to allow yourself plenty of time to reach the start line with our added safety precautions. Each entrance to the start line will have a security check, and expect a search if you are running in costume or carrying a backpack.
Please bear with us, this is to ensure the safety of all runners!
The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill will be available after the end of the race cooking up 5,000 brats for hungry runners for a delicious celebration afterwards.
We are very excited for Johnsonville to bring their Big Taste Grill to Charleston and cook up mouthwatering brats and dogs for 40,000 of our friends ;)
City Parking Garage Special :: Rates for Participants - $5
Visitor’s Center Parking Garage
Aquarium Garage on Calhoun Street
Gaillard Auditorium Parking Garage (Special Note: The fee will be collected at garages upon entering the facility.)
[THIS RATE DOES NOT APPLY TO CITY OPERATED PARKING LOTS OR GARAGES ASSOCIATED WITH HOTELS]
You can enter the giveaway each day by commenting on the giveaway photo post and we will choose a winner at random within 24 hours. Today's prize is a CD pack featuring this year's performing artists. You still have the opportunity win by commenting on THIS post.
If a night of yoga and live music sounds like your kind of fun, we invite you to join us for the inaugural YOGAPOP on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 from 6:30 to 10:30 at the Charleston Visitor's Bus Shed on 375 Meeting St. Yoga and music lovers alike will be inspired and delighted by this special Cooper River Bridge Run edition of YOGAPOP!
The night will kick off with a one hour, all levels yoga class taught by local teacher, Bethany Bubenzer with music from the 24 bands performing along the Cooper River Bridge Run race route.
After the class, hit the Yoga Village where you can grab a bite, cocktails, and shop the wares from local stores. This event benefits This is Noteworthy, the Charleston based non-profit that curates the 24 bands performing at the Cooper River Bridge Run as well as the Olive Tree Yoga Foundation.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (if available). Get your tickets at www.yogapop.org!
To purchase the official 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run album, "Run With Me" click HERE.
With Charleston being such a beautiful and historic town and the Cooper River Bridge Run's strong heritage, it's no surprise our wonderful 10k has made the list!
USA Today writer,
"What better way to kick off the spring running season than with a 10K race that will lead you across the stunning Cooper River Bridge and straight into the heart of South Carolina's oldest and arguably most charming city? Dating back to 1978, the Cooper River Bridge Run is a race rich with culture and history, much like the city it's held in. Not only is it one of the largest and most storied 10K races in America, but it's also one of the most musical. Last year organizers set up live music at every quarter-mile mark (yes, they even had bands on the bridge), making it the race with the most music per square mile in the entire country. April 5, 2014; bridgerun.com
We have reduced prices on select 2014 merchandise and picture frames!
The Bridge Runner Men’s Solar Performance shirts are now $20, which are marked down from $25. We also have the Women's Solar Performance Bridge Runner Compression shirts for $20 also.
Our picture frames are also now on sale in the store for only $10. This double frame is perfect for before and after pictures of their Bridge Run experience!
The sale will continue until supplies last, so be sure to stock up!
Our workshop for Charleston April 2 & 3 is a “must attend” event for those who work with events of every size, large and small. The program topics and networking opportunities will be outstanding! No secrets will be withheld and no stone will be left unturned.
Sign up for the workshop HERE