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Cooper River Bridge Run

Saturday April 6th, 2019
Charleston, South Carolina
Distance: 10K · Kids Race

The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race held in Charleston, S. Carolina. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity. On Sunday morning, April 2, 1978, the starting gun was fired for the First COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN and the race began. Even at that time it was successful beyond the organizers wildest expectations. The categories were: open male, open female, masters male and masters female. Today this race has established itself amongst the best courses in the world.

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 model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.

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Linda S. Steward
Massive, well organized, lights up the town, an entire weekend is built around the event.....you still see folks in their race gear downtown at midnight.
Race Date: 04/07/2018 Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 28:25 Shadrack Kipchirchir 29 Colorado Springs, CO
2nd Male 28:26 Benard Ngeno 21 Kenya
3rd Male 28:38 Aweke Ayalew 25 Bahrain
4th Male 28:52 Clement Langat 26 Kenya
Female 32:19 Gotytom Gebreslase 23 Ethiopia
2nd Female 32:20 Hiwot Ayalew 28 Kenya
3rd Female 32:26 Monicah Ngige 24 Ethiopia
4th Female 33:11 Birtukan Fente 28 Kenya
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 30:15 Kevin Castille 46 Baton Rouge LA
M 50-59 33:57 John Eric Ashton 50 Columbia SC
M 60-69 38:39 Marc Embler 60 North Charleston SC
M 70+ 47:17 Randy McWhorter 72 Mt Pleasant SC
F 40-49 37:13 Ginna Reid 40 Asheville NC
F 50-59 40:46 Rochelle Persson 50 Colorado Springs, CO
F 60-69 45:05 Ruth-Marie Embler 45:05 North Charleston SC
F 70+ 1:01:36 Penni Kucaba 71 Spartanburg SC
Cooper River Bridge Run

For the first time in 26 years, an American crossed the finish line of the Cooper River Bridge Run first.

Shadrack Kipchirchir of Colorado Springs, Colorado completed the 6.2-mile course Saturday in 28 minutes, 12 seconds.

"That's the best feeling you'll ever get," Kipchirchir told the media after winning the race.

The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and 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 model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.

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