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Bridge Run Expo helping runners register, prepare

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Days before the Cooper River Bridge Run, participants are flocking to the North Charleston Convention Center picking up the information they need for Saturday's race.

"The most important thing is sleep in Sunday morning, get up early race morning and be at the starting line by 6 a.m.," Assistant Race Director Tami Bourne said.

Bourne said one change this year will be QR codes that will allow families to track their loved ones along the course. Families just have to go online and register. Runners will also get their final times texted to them as soon as they cross the finish line. 

The expo gives participants the chance to pick up their race day packets, which include their numbered bibs.

More than 34,000 people have signed up and registration is still open in person at the Bridge Run Expo. 

There are 14 different corrals or groups for runners to make sure everyone doesn't start at the same time. This year the event had to had an extra group because of the number of runners. 

The event will be capped at 38,400 runners, so it could fill up.

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