Cooper River Bridge Run THIS Weekend!

With the Bridge Run this weekend and tons of people coming in town, we wanted to share a great blog titled “Cooper River Bridge Run Visitors” about great stuff to do in Charleston! This was written by one of our clients, Bob Chambers.  If you come for the Bridge Run and decide to stay, he is one of Charleston’s finest real estate agents, so give him a call! 

April 2, 2011 is the date of Charleston’s annual Cooper River Bridge Run.  The 10K began on April 2, 1978 and has grown exponentially over the years.  According to the event’s website, it “is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world.”  If you’ve seen what this event does to Charleston, you can probably agree with that statement.  The CRBR changes the face of our city for an entire day, and rightly so.  Every year, thousands of people from all over the world make their way to Charleston for this grandiose event.  Consider this post a “visitors guide” for the CRBR.  

If you’re coming to town and want to find a way to pay for your trip or earn some extra spending money while having a good time, check out SC Social Scene’s 1st annual Bridge Run Costume Contestsponsored by Ikon Financial Group and Tbonz Restaurant Group!  Who says you can’t have a little fun and run at the same time?  The wackiest, craziest, uniquest (if that’s even a word) costume will take home a $500 first place cash prize from Ikon Financial Group with second and third winning $100 and $50 Tbonz gift cards respectively.  Winners will be announced on stage at the awards ceremony in Marion Square around 10am. You must be present and available to come on stage to win!   

Whether you’re racing in this year’s event or cheering on your friends and family members, I would highly suggest checking out Tbonz on Market Street after the race….especially if you’ve just won the contest!  Everyone knows that a beer and bloody mary taste better after running 6.2 miles, and Tbonz can serve you up both.  The Market Street Atmosphere with the front windows open is guaranteed to be a great time.  I will tell you to get there as early as possible.  I know from experience that downtown can get a little crazy!  If the downtown madness isn’t your scene, check out Liberty Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant or Tbonz in West Ashley.  

This year brings many new adventures to the bridge run!  One of them is the Taste of the Bridge Run.  Nine restaurants create carb heaven for runners and walkers.  Choose from Entrees by Halls Chophouse, Laura Albert’s Tasteful Options, Art Institute Culinary Arts Department, Jim ‘N’ Nicks, Bricco Bracco or Virginia’s on King.  For dessert, tasty treats are provided by Charleston Cookie Co., Cupcake, Moon Pie General Store, and Art Institute Culinary Arts Department.  I would highly suggest checking out Cupcakeif you’re interested in having the best cupcake of your life.  They are definitely the best in Charleston! 

While the bridge run is the main attraction in Charleston the first weekend in April, there is plenty of other things you can check out while you’re here.  Be sure to explore Historic Downtown Charleston, check out some of our beautiful plantations, or visit one our many beaches.  For a complete list of things you have to do while in Charleston, check out Charleston 


Good luck to those of you running in this year’s race.  You have about a 1 in 30,000+ chance of winning.  In case you’re wondering what you’re shooting for, last year’s winner crossed the finish line in 27:49….good luck!