Once the race is run and the party is over, you’ll need to replenish. That’s what Sunday brunch was made for. Charleston’s Sunday brunch options are legion. Here are a few we highly recommend with a couple in the outer areas for good measure.

Nutritionists will tell runners to eat a small, easy-to-digest meal the night before a race: Perhaps white rice with shredded chicken, or a sweet potato burrito. But regardless of what the experts say, many competitors assume their race bib entitles them to a massive plate of pasta on Friday night.

For a truly local Charleston experience while you're in town for the Cooper River Bridge Run, check out the bands and venues that we know well. As a budding music scene, Charleston has a handful of bands on the brink of breaking out and a wide variety of underground artists who thrive in loc…

It’s a free-carb day after all those steps, so why not take advantage of it by sipping some in suds form? Charleston is in the midst of a major beer boom with breweries establishing all across the Lowcountry region. However, you don’t have to travel far afield to have some fun; a growing num…

Even if you’ve finished the Cooper River Bridge Run dozens of times before, there’s no reason you should have to celebrate the accomplishment in the same old way. Charleston gains restaurants at a pace that few other U.S. cities can match: To put it in running terms, the city belongs in the …

Expect most bars and restaurants around the Bridge Run finish line to open on Saturday morning around 10 a.m. You'll find plenty of places to party on the route, or you could head away from the big crowds to more outlying areas to find even more parties. Expect Charleston to take advantage o…

EDITORS NOTE: For 34 years, Benita Shaw has been a part of the Cooper River Bridge as a volunteer, a local elite runner, assistant race director, volunteer coordinator, running clinic coach and even, for one year, the director. Her service demonstrates a deep love for the event that keeps he…

Editor's note: William “Bill” Boulter, who lives in Charleston, started running at age 55 in 1985. Today, he continues to run and workout regularly at the age of 87. In the Bridge Run, he has won his age group 16 times and the Dewey Wise Award, given to the oldest runner with an time in minu…

Today, it would be hard to imagine being among the 766 people running in the first Cooper River Bridge Run in 1978.

EDITORS NOTE: Like many female runners in the 1970s, Hanahan native Sallie Driggers faced sexist attitudes about running. Despite that and being a mother of three young children, she remains the only local to win the female division of the Cooper River Bridge Run.

1978: At the height of the running boom in the United States, the Cooper River Bridge Run is born, drawing 766 runners, each paying $3 entry fees, for a race that starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning at Patriot’s Point, provides no water along the route in 82-degree heat and finishes at White…

Cedric Jaggers, author of "Charleston's Cooper River Bridge Run: A Complete History in Words And Photos," knows the event as if it were his family, complete with characters and memories, both good and bad.

Seven appears to a lucky number, at least in terms of the weather forecast for this weekend’s Charleston Marathon events.

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