When the 43rd Annual Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston South Carolina was initially postponed back on May 15th of 2020 there was a collective sigh that resonated throughout the running community but there was still hope it would happen.
Then, due to COVID, the 43rd running of the Cooper River Bridge Run was moved to April 4th, August 1st, March 27th of 2021 and finally postponed indefinitely with registrants not knowing if it would happen at all.
Well slip on those running shoes and tighten up those laces because the 44th Cooper River Bridge Run has been officially scheduled for September 25th, 2021.
For those of you that have never run this 10K race it features the crossing of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge (formerly known as the Cooper River Bridge) which averages a 4.1% slope but on the Mount Pleasant side, there is a section three tenths of a mile long that has a 5.6% slope.
Registration for the 2021 version of this wildly popular event begins on March 25th, 2021 and the entire race will be capped at 40,000 people, including 38,400 regular priced entries, and 1,600 $150 Charity Connection entries. Be ready to hop online and register early.
The 44th Cooper River Bridge Run is the perfect reason to start or keep up with those New Year’s resolutions. Charleston on the Cheap hopes to see you out there!
Fun Fact About the Cooper River Bridge Run
The Cooper River Bridge Run is the 3rd Largest 10K in the United States
There are 82,000 Bottles of water consumed by participants
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge 2.5 miles in length
75% of runners travel over 60 miles to participate
Cooper River Bridge Run Records
Men’s Running Record set in 2000 – James Koskei 27:40
Women’s Running Record set in 1997 – Elana Meyer 31:19
Men’s Wheelchair Record set in 2009 – Krige Schabort 23:48
Women’s Wheelchair Record set in 2013 – Ilana Dupont 37:10