Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
3.7
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.3
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
3.3
SWAG
2.5
The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a … MORE
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    padgtnbear FIRST-TIMER '17

    Running over the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge was breathtaking. The run was relatively flat (with the exception of bridge). The run through town was a few degrees hotter due to … MORE

    Running over the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge was breathtaking. The run was relatively flat (with the exception of bridge). The run through town was a few degrees hotter due to the number of bodies packed into the narrow streets and the tall buildings. The Finish Line Festival was a joke-too many bodies packed like sardines in a very small space. Bus transportation was AWESOME. Nice medal and t-shirt. Recommend you run this race at least once.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    Ming REPEAT RUNNER '17

    It's always awesome running over the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. It's amazingly beautiful, just you and 32,000 other runners. As a local, I do it most years. For out-of-state, I would … MORE

    It’s always awesome running over the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. It’s amazingly beautiful, just you and 32,000 other runners. As a local, I do it most years. For out-of-state, I would recommend doing it at least once. It’s very well organized, only issue is huge crowds of people at the Finish Festival. It becomes an incentive to run faster to finish earlier to avoid the huge crowds.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Ming FIRST-TIMER '16

    Running over the Arthur Ravenel bridge is always a beautiful sight, that takes away the struggle (somewhat!) of the 5% incline up. You are surrounded by almost 40,000 people which … MORE

    Running over the Arthur Ravenel bridge is always a beautiful sight, that takes away the struggle (somewhat!) of the 5% incline up. You are surrounded by almost 40,000 people which can be good and bad. Good because there are tons of people who are struggling with you, bad because it is just way too crowded.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    TinyTerror FIRST-TIMER '15

    The Cooper River Bridge Run is a race that Charleston residents love to hate. It is expensive, and it brings tourists to our city to run a bridge that we … MORE

    The Cooper River Bridge Run is a race that Charleston residents love to hate. It is expensive, and it brings tourists to our city to run a bridge that we can run any time on the pedestrian lane. I do run it on a regular basis but participated in the race for the first time this year.

    I had a great race. I was able to start in the competitive corral (45 minute 10K) so I did not experience a crowd at the start. If you are not in Corral A, the competitive corral, or the elite (sub 40) corral, it is very crowded. Spectators line the streets of Mt Pleasant and downtown, so I felt like an elite with so many people cheering for us.

    This year’s race was very well produced, but in years past, there have been late starts. Also, free beer after the race has been eliminated in favor of a free beer at the race expo (who wants a beer at the expo?). The shirts are cotton.

    Locals may not like the run, but it defines Charleston as a running community. So many people start running due to the CRBR and many *do* keep running. Running or walking over the bridge in this race is a bucket list item for many people. It’s something every local should do at least once, but it’s up to you if you want to do it more than that. It was fun for me but not a must-do.

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
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    5
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    2
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    geddings REPEAT RUNNER '12

    The Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River is a beast at a severe incline. I have done it many times, even worked it as a police officer for five … MORE

    The Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River is a beast at a severe incline. I have done it many times, even worked it as a police officer for five years. Very challenging but awesome scenery. This particular year had poor pre-race, and the race started an hour late, thus I have not run it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    geddings REPEAT RUNNER '11

    I have run this race numerous times. The Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River is steep, but is only about a half mile. You start in Mount Pleasant and … MORE

    I have run this race numerous times. The Arthur Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River is steep, but is only about a half mile. You start in Mount Pleasant and end in the City of Charleston at Marion Square.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    1

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