Cooper River Bridge Run | 2021 Cooper River Bridge Run Rescheduled for September


Amid continued COVID-19 protocol, race officials postpone until large groups can gather

As a world-class road race for the last 43 years, the Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) has decided to postpone its race amid continued COVID-19 concerns. To uphold its mission of promoting health and wellness, the 2021 race which was scheduled on March 27, 2021 will now take place on September 25, 2021. 

“We are hopeful that this change will allow for fewer limitations imposed by COVID-19 guidelines now that vaccines have begun to be distributed,” said David Bennett, Chairman of the Cooper River Bridge Run Board of Directors.  “It is with a deep sense of responsibility, we are choosing to proceed with caution to ensure a safer environment for all of the participants, volunteers, sponsors, frontline medical workers, law enforcement and others involved in making the Bridge Run successful year after year.” 

Opening day for 2021 race registration has yet to be determined, but officials said the September date will allow a much larger number of people to participate.  The date change will also allow for a more extensive 2-day Health and Wellness Exposition on September 23rd and 24th at the Charleston Area Convention Center.   

Come September, the Lowcountry community will once again benefit from the tremendous economic impact generated by the Cooper River Bridge Run for so many years. By next fall, experts predict less travel restrictions; and businesses such as restaurants, retail shops and hotels will be reopening to greater capacity and standard operating procedures. These hospitality updates will allow for more tourists to visit the Charleston area for the 10k race and beyond.  

“In collaboration with local community, municipal and medical leaders, we will continue to keep the safety and welfare of everyone involved, as our number one priority, “said Irv Batten, Cooper River Bridge Run Race Director. “We are excited to be able to offer this new date so that the Bridge Run can return with all of its traditions, when people can feel safer gathering together again.”