Cooper River Bridge Run | About
 

VISION

The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

The Cooper River Bridge Run has a tremendous impact on the local Community, the Hospitality and Tourism industry and other business entities by generating thirty-three ($33) million dollars in one weekend. CRBR also supports the Lowcountry through our Charity Connection and Grants programs.  Ninety-two cents ($.92) of every dollar spent goes towards our mission. The CRBR is also proud to promote Health and Wellness which improves the quality of life. 

MISSION

The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.

OBJECTIVES

  • Increase interest in cardiovascular exercise in the community.
  • Raise funds for  public education on the importance of exercise.
  • Generate a spirit of community involvement and volunteerism.
  • Promote and publicize the Cooper River Bridge Run.

A HISTORY OF THE COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN

BY Cedric Jaggers,  Former Contributing Editor

YEAR 2018/2019  Cooper River Bridge Run Executive Committee

Race Founder:  W. Marcus Newberry, M.D., MUSC
Town of Mount Pleasant: Steve Gergick, Nicole Harvey
Charleston County Parks and Recreation:  David Bennett, John Massey
College of Charleston: Michelle McLeod, Amy Seago
City of Charleston: Harry Lesesne, Paul Wieters
Charleston Medical Society: Keith Borg, M.D., Kathy L. Lehman-Huskamp, M.D.
Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: Perrin Lawson, Kathleen Cartland
Charleston Running Club: Mike Seekings, Pat Welch

Board of Directors

Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission

David Bennett

John Massey

 

College of Charleston

Wes Dudgeon

Amy Seago

 

Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mike Seekings

Kathleen Cartland

Town of Mount Pleasant

Steve Gergick

Nicole Harvey

 

Charleston Running Club

Lisa Deaton

Tony Shuler

 

City of North Charleston

Amy Heath

Frank Lapsley

City of Charleston

Paul Wieters – Board Chairman

Laurie Yarbrough

 

Charleston Medical Society

Dustin LeBlanc, MD

Kathy L. Lehman-Huskamp, MD

 

Founder 

Dr. Marcus Newberry, MD

Staff

Race Director

Irv Batten

Deputy Director

Mark Cellars

Volunteer Coordinator

Benita Shaw

Registration Coordinator

Erin Magera-Hames

Elite Runner Coordinator

Michael Banks

Special Events Coordinator

Lorrie Warren

Elite Wheelchair Coordinator

Kim Aquino

Assistant Registration Coordinator

Marcy Krawcheck