MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Mount Pleasant Police Department are advising the public to refrain from flying drones along the route of the Cooper River Bridge Run during the day of the event.
"Due to the large number of press and event associated manned aircraft, including fixed wing and helicopters that will be flying on race day, local Public Safety officials are mandating that the public refrain from flying drones along the route and, in particular, in the vicinity of the Ravenel Bridge," MPPD officials said in a statement.
"This will help us ensure we have a safe event," said leaders from the Town of Mount Pleasant, City of Charleston, and Charleston County.
According to police, local law enforcement agencies, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, will be monitoring the area and will take appropriate action if they observe drones flying in the vicinity of the race route.
The bridge run is on April 7 and is expected to draw 40,000 runners and up to 75,000 spectators along the 6.2 mile course from Mount Pleasant over the Ravenel Bridge and into the City of Charleston.