The 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start making your plans to attend. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to this world-class 10K, which is one of the most anticipated events in Charleston, SC. Not your average marathon, the one-way course across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is just as scenic as it is challenging. So what are you waiting for? Put on your running shoes and come experience it for yourself. Whether you decide to compete in the race or cheer from the sidelines, we guarantee that the Cooper River Bridge Run will become your new spring tradition. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s event.
For more information on activities and events in the area, be sure to request one of our free Vacation Guides to Kiawah or Seabrook Island. Each directory includes recommendations for things to do during your trip to the Lowcountry for the Cooper River Bridge Run.
About the Cooper River Bridge Run
Based on the number of finishers, the Cooper River Bridge Run is the third largest 10K and one of the largest road races in the U.S. The marathon is always held during the first weekend of April, and proceeds from the event benefit a variety of different charities. If you plan to attend, make sure to register and book your travel accommodations in advance.
Nothing will prepare you for the excitement of race day or the breathtaking views you’ll see from the top of the bridge! There is also a Kid’s Run and a free festival held the day before the main event. If you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, bring the kids out for a fun day of face painting, magic shows, pony rides, live music performances, and more.
Register Now for the 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run
This year’s race takes place on Saturday, April 7th, and the Kids Run is on April 6th. If you’re thinking about joining the fun, visit the website for Cooper River Bridge Run 2018 registration information. The event often sells out, so don’t wait to sign up! Packet pick up for pre-registered participants is available at the expo on April 5th from 12 to 8 p.m. and April 6th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also view a gallery of past Cooper River Bridge Run photos.
Accommodations Near the Race
Now that you have added the Cooper River Bridge Run to your itinerary, you’ll need to find the perfect accommodations for race weekend. If you are searching for an alternative to staying downtown, look no further than Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Located just 21 miles from Charleston, these gorgeous barrier islands feature untouched natural habitats, luxurious accommodations, and exclusive resort amenities. It’s the ideal choice for visitors who would like to escape the crowds yet be minutes from the race.
Pam Harrington Exclusives offers a wide array of upscale vacation rentals on Seabrook and Kiawah Islands. Our homes and condos range in size and location to accommodate the desires of each and every guest. Whether you’re looking for oceanfront rentals with direct access to the beach or a more tranquil location that is tucked away in the marsh or woodlands, you’ll find it with Pam Harrington Exclusives. Make sure to check our current specials and contact us to start planning your next getaway. We can’t wait to hear all about your experience at the Cooper River Bridge Run.
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