Cooper River Bridge Run postponed until Aug. 1

Updated: Mar. 13, 2020 at 7:44 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Cooper River Bridge Run has been postponed until August, according to race director Irv Batten.

Organizers released a statement Friday afternoon stating that the April 4, 2020 event will be rescheduled to Aug. 1, 2020.

“Consistent with our mission of promoting community and individual health and wellness, the April 4th, 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run will be rescheduled to August 1st, 2020,” Cooper River Bridge Run officials said on Friday. “In cooperation with community and municipal leaders, the Cooper River Bridge Run will continue to work to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our region and our race participants.”

In regards to concerns about the heat during August, the race director said they will be prepared.

On Thursday, Batten said his team met with the three mayors of the municipalities involved, Charleston, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant and said they were studying the situation.

The Bridge Run benefits more than a dozen charities every year.

Batten said on Thursday that 30,000 people had signed up for the event.

Questions about the annual event’s fate come as several major sports leagues, including NCAA Basketball, the NBA, MLB, NHL and NASCAR announced schedule changes.

“We look forward to welcoming you in August for a memorable weekend in Charleston," Bridge Run officials said in a statement on Friday."In the meantime, stay healthy and continue your preparation to “Get Over It! The CRBR will keep everyone up to date with more information as it becomes available and wants to thank the county for coordinating with local mayors and staff in making this important change in the schedule."

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