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Cooper River Bridge Run ends with Finish Festival

Cooper River Bridge Run 2016 (Photo Source: Live 5 News) Cooper River Bridge Run 2016 (Photo Source: Live 5 News)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Many of the Cooper River Run participants might be taking the evening to relax, but first they had to celebrate at the finish line. After 6.2 miles and an uphill climb many were happy to join in on the Finish Line Festival.

"I think everybody worked really hard," a young runner, David Brown said. 

More than 36,000 people came out for the race and many of them ended up in Marion Square. Runners put on festive costumes and they had different reasons for coming out.

"I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I ran a marathon at Kiawah Island in South Carolina at one week pregnant, and so I'm running it for and with my first child," Georgia resident, Louisa Martin said.

"We are doing this as a part of the health ministry at our church," Rev. Richard Harkness said. 

Another group came out for a bachelorette weekend. 

The race has an early start, shuttle buses started pulling out take participants to the start at 5 a.m.

"We had one that slept in this morning," Charlotte resident, David Jaugstetter said.

There were many history making finishes including two people who were paralyzed. They finished the bridge run for the first time.

Marka Danielle Rodgers was one who crossed the finish line with the help of battery powered leg braces. She says she can't believe it actually happened.

"Crossing the finish line was insane," Rodgers said.  "I just can't believe the emotion. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, I was so happy."

While on the road to the end, many say the cheers and supporters gave them that extra push to keep going.

"I almost thought I was going to give up but then the people were like girl power and then like go girls," 10-year-old Hannah Bilbro said.  "I thought...I'm going to finish it."

Many say they enjoyed seeing the rush of people in one place.

"It's unbelievable when you get to the bridge and you see all these people going up with the bridge with you, it's just an exhilarating feeling, " Orangeburg resident, Carla Glover said.

It's a feeling that makes people come back to Charleston to do it all over again. 

Copyright 2016 WCSC. All rights reserved.

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