The Cooper River Bridge Run, postponed earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, was canceled on Friday.
Cooper River Bridge Run director Irv Batten is cautiously optimistic that the race will take place on Aug. 1.
Doug Brafford and handful of other running enthusiasts took part in their own Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday morning, making their way from Mount Pleasant to Charleston on what was the originally scheduled day of the race.
Last week, organizers of the Cooper River Bridge Run postponed the annual 10K race until Aug. 1 because of the coronavirus. Now runners face an equally daunting threat – the heat.
He had hoped they would run the Cooper River Bridge Run again this year, but all DJ Rhodes could do was watch the start. The physical toll from Charlie's death still too much.
Silas Kipruto, of Kenya, won the 42nd Cooper River Bridge Run in a time of 27 minutes and 58 seconds; Monicah Ngige won women's division.
After running (or watching) the Cooper River Bridge Run, where are you going to celebrate?
When the Bridge Run coincides with beautiful weather, runners aren’t eager to hole up inside once they’ve crossed the finish line. These downtown restaurants are home to a few of the city’s most desirable daytime dining patios.
A year or two ago, Charleston food-and-beverage scene insiders were lamenting how much pizza was planned for downtown, with seemingly every new restaurant embracing the form.
Runners who'd rather forget all about the race have their pick of breweries concentrated in the Neck Area of the peninsula.
Thousands pour into the Charleston area to participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run. But there's lots to do here besides run 10 kilometers. Why not take in some culture?
So, you're in Charleston for the weekend and looking to have a little fun before and after the Bridge Run? Well, we've got some ideas.
Along the route, musicians are set up to entertain runners and keep them motivated. It's like a continuous playlist from Mount Pleasant to downtown Charleston, but without the headphones.
The big race may be the biggest thing going on in town this weekend, but that doesn't rule out these other festivals and happenings.
So you're downtown Charleston and you want to learn a little history, we've got you covered.
For people like Donell Allen and her friends, participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run is all about a chance to make spectators laugh.
Some came for the glory.
So, you’ve finished the Cooper River Bridge Run and now there’s no reason you shouldn't celebrate the accomplishment.
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.
So you're downtown and you want to learn a little history. Let's say you've only got an hour, and you haven't booked a tour.
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…
One of three people who suffered a heart attack during the 40th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk returned home this weekend and has advice for other runners in the years to come.
The age group results that ran in Sunday's newspaper were incorrect. Here are the official results:
The Cooper River Bridge Runs of 1978 and 2017 couldn’t have been more different experiences, as far as their participation, organization and impact.
The historic record will show that a Kenyan-born American citizen won the Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday. And Shadrack Kipchirchir, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colo., certainly finished in a time of 28 minutes, 12 seconds.
A Kenyan-born American citizen gave the Cooper River Bridge Run its first U.S. winner since 1991 on Saturday.
Tatyana Simmons positioned herself at the fifth mile of the Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday and held up a sign that she'd hoped would encourage people walking the 6.2-mile course at a steady pace.
A 68-year-old man died from a heart attack suffered during the 40th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk on Saturday.
For the first time in 26 years, an American crossed the finish line of the Cooper River Bridge Run first.
James Senbeta crossed the finish line of the Cooper River Bridge Run last year without any competitors around him, but Saturday was a fight to the finish.
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…
As the Cooper River Bridge Run celebrates its 40th race Saturday, many might think first of the tens of thousands of participants who make it one of the nation's largest road races.
1. Marcus Newberry
The Cooper River Bridge Run was originally created with the goal of improving the health and fitness of people living in the Charleston area. Most would agree that it has exceeded those goals, while others may say its economic impact now trumps its wellness effort.
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…
EDITOR'S NOTE: As Saturday's Cooper River Bridge Run nears, we revisit a memorable story from last year. Adam Gorlitsky, who was paralyzed in a car wreck in 2005, used a ReWalk exoskeleton to walk most of the Bridge Run.
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.
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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…
The winner of the design for the 40th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk has been a familiar face on the Charleston area art scene for more than three decades.
They are in a special fraternity that has only four members and whose only requirement has been to finish every Cooper River Bridge Run ever held.
A new twist to the Cooper River Bridge Run’s Kids Run & Wonder Works Wonderfest event, held on Friday afternoon at Hampton Park, will be a Doggie Fashion Show.
The seed of the Cooper River Bridge Run — marking its 40th birthday this year — germinated as a dream of Dr. Norman Walsh, a surgeon who was living in Mount Pleasant.
But it almost didn't take root.
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.
Two elite level female runners who recently moved to South Carolina took top honors in the 7th Charleston Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday.