Everything You Need to Know About the Cooper River Bridge Run

Mark your calendar! The Cooper River Bridge Run is on for 2024! The Bridge Run, slated for Saturday, April 6, 2024, is one of the most anticipated events in Charleston, SC. This event returns to its traditionally scheduled first Saturday in April. Where do participants come from?

Visitors from all over the world are drawn to this world-class 10K.  It's time to start making your plans to attend!

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 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 our Sea Island Vacation Guide.  This directory includes recommendations for things to do during your trip to the Lowcountry for the Cooper River Bridge Run.

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What is 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 weekend 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.

This year’s race is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2024.  Be sure to register early as this event is always a sellout. 2024 registration information.

The event often sells out, so don’t wait to sign up! You can also view a gallery of past Cooper River Bridge Run photos.


Where Can I find accommodations for the Bridge Run?

Now that you have added the Charleston 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.

Kiawah Exclusives and Seabrook Exclusives offer a wide array of upscale vacation rentals on Seabrook and Kiawah Islands.

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Their 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 on Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.