Charleston's Cooper River Bridge Run

Travelers, Charlestonians and runners (or walkers) alike, prepare for a big weekend in Charleston, SC. The annual Cooper River Bridge Run  happens this Saturday, April 5. Runners and walkers will find their position on the Mt. Pleasant side of the Cooper River Bridge at 6 a.m., to start the 10K race which takes runners across the massive, 2.5-mile-long Cooper River Bridge and ends on Meeting Street, just before the popular Marion Square in Historic Downtown Charleston.

Started as a way of engaging interest and awareness of better health and cardiovascular exercise, “Bridge Run” as it’s fondly called, has become one of the most popular events to happen during the spring season in Charleston – next to its world-class weddings, of course. But before the big race kicks off, the foodies and the kids get in on the action with Taste of the Bridge Run and Kids Run & Wonderfest.

Taste of the Bridge Run brings together 23 local food vendors including Jim ‘N’ Nicks Bar-B-Q (excellent burgers!!) and Cupcake (nothing like a little red velvet sugar to get the blood pumping!).

At the annual Kids Run & Wonderfest that takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 4, the kids will also get a chance to “compete” against some sharp competitors their own size; although they won’t be running the same distance (less than 1 mile).

Grab your running (or walking) shoes and bring the family to an event to remember this weekend in Charleston. Not planning on attending this year? — Plan now for 2015 with our Charleston Weekend Guide.

 

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