Your Guide to the 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run

Cooper River Bridge RunRegistration is underway for the 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run! The 37th annual event is set for April 5th, and organizers promise another year you won’t forget.

It all begins in scenic Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The 10K Run and Walk features the Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River, finishing with a flat section through historic Charleston.

Promoting continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, the Cooper River Bridge Run truly provides a world-class 10K foot race. The vision of the race is to broaden community cooperation and participation in healthy events all throughout the year, serving as a model of health and motivation. There are several objectives, which are to increase interest in cardiovascular exercise, raise funds for public education on the importance of exercise, generate a sprit of community involvement and volunteerism, and of course, promote and publicize the Cooper River Bridge Run.

These objectives are carried out by the executive committee that was put together to oversee the run. The executive committee consists of Race Founder Marcus Newberry, M.D., MUSC, Ken Ayoub and Nicole Harvey of the Town of Mount Pleasant, David Bennett and John Massey representing Charleston Park and Recreation, Larry Schrecker and Mike Seekings of the Charleston Running Club, Collge of Charleston’s Harry Lesesne and Paul Wieters, Peter Carek of the Charleston Medical Society, and Perrin Lawson and Kathleen Cartland of the City of Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

People will flock to the Lowcountry from all over the world for this one weekend.  That’s why it’s important to register now! You can do so online here.

It’s $40 through February 15, and $45 through the close of registration. Online registration ends on April 2nd at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. The Expo will be open at the Charleston Area Convention Center (5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston) on Thursday, April 3 from 12 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you need help with registration, contact customer support at (877) 228-4881. The Bridge Run Hotline is (843) 856-1949.

This year’s event will be capped at 38,500, with 1,500 $150 charity connection bibs. For other questions and concerns, click here.

Now that you know all about the Cooper River Bridge Run, let’s talk about the Kids Run and Wonderfest on Friday, April 4th! All the fun will kick off in Hampton Park in Charleston on the afternoon before the big run. Kids will participate in events ranging from short distances up to a mile. There will be food, drinks, entertainers and musical acts! The Kids Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with face paining, mask making, a jump castle and slide, caricatures and much, much, more!

As you start planning your trip to the Lowcountry and begin training for the Cooper River Bridge Run, we invite you to reserve your stay with us at the Governor’s House Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our Inn is located just a short walk from the historic Charleston Battery and Old Market. The Governor’s House Inn reflects the classic style and allure of the south’s most mannered and picturesque city. Click on the link to read more about our historic Charleston bed and breakfast accommodations.

Photo courtesy of: Brian Cribb

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