I can't remember if I'm registered!
If you are not sure whether you have already registered, or want to check to make sure we have received your registration, you can find out here (click here).
When do shuttle buses leave?
Shuttle buses will run to the start of the race from 5am-7am and return participants from 10am-1pm after the race. You need a bib to ride the bus!
*Refer to Event Tab for Shuttle Bus locations.
How can I sign up for the Boat Shuttle if I have already registered?
This option is available when you register, for an extra charge of $8. It is an alternative to the free bus shuttle.
If you have already registered, but would like to add the Boat shuttle,
please contact Active Support (877) 228-4881.
The boat shuttle option sells out quickly.
Can somebody else pick up my packet/can I pick up someone else's packet?
Yes, someone else can pick up your packet. You will need their full name and address to verify.
If you would like to avoid the hustle and bustle of the expo, you can have your packet mailed to you for a fee of $10. The deadline for this option is January 26, 2014. If you want this convenient option please remember to register before January 15, 2014, as we will not be mailing packets after this date. Please note: Packets will not be mailed out until the beginning of March. All persons requesting Packet Mail Out AFTER January 26, 2014 - please print form here.
Can I register over the phone?
You cannot register over the phone. You may mail/fax in your registration form, bring it to us in person, or register online.
There are no refunds, however, if you want to transfer your registration to another person, YOU MUST DO SO AT THE EXPO.
I did not receive a confirmation email....?
It is possible that your email was entered incorrectly while registering. You do not need a confirmation email to participate/pick up your packet. However, if you would like to check that you are registered, and correct your email address, please contact Active.com support (877) 228-4881.
If you want to change your cateogry, YOU MUST DO SO AT THE EXPO.
Will the event be capped?
The entire race will be capped at 40,000 people in 2014. We are limited to selling 38,500 regular priced entries, and 1,500 $150 Charity Entries. In 2013 we sold out a month before the Expo. We anticipate an even earlier sell out for 2014 - so register early!
Where is my Chip?
Your timing tag is embedded into your number. DO NOT REMOVE the timing tag. The Tag remains attached to your bib. Be careful not to fold the tag, as this could damage it. Make sure your bib has YOUR name on it, to ensure your results are correct.
What is the slope?
Most of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is limited to a 4.1% slope. On the Charleston side of the main span, the long approach is a 1.8% slope. On the Mount Pleasant side, there is a section three tenths of a mile long that has a 5.6% slope.
What's so special about the Ravenel Bridge?
The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is 2.5 miles long and 200 feet high (about 30 feet higher than the old bridges). The slope is 4%. The towers are 550 feet tall, and the bridge was completed well ahead of schedule and under the budget of $700 million. It offers dramatic views of Charleston and the surrounding areas.
Can I run with a Baby Stroller/ Baby Jogger?
For safety reasons (concerning both your baby and the participants around you), baby strollers/ baby joggers are only allowed in the very LAST corral of the walkers(Corral K): the course is too congested for them to be anywhere else, as are the start and finish staging areas. Be aware that it is VERY dangerous to have a stroller amongst such a large crowd of people. You are encouraged to bring strollers to the 'Kids Run' instead, which is on Friday afternoon at Hampton Park.
*Strollers are not allowed on the shuttle buses.
Do you have a list of hotels?
Click here for a map showing hotel locations.
Is there a separate Walk?
This is a combined 10K event- all walkers and runners will start and finish at the same places. All entrants- including walkers- will be issued the championchip timing device; and will appear in the full results.
How do I get to the 10K start?
Remember that this is a point-to-point race and that the bridge going to Mt. Pleasant will close to all traffic at 7:00 am. Shuttle buses will be running from Calhoun Street (adjacent to the Gaillard Auditorium) from 5:00 to 6:45 am, after which you will be responsible for your own transportation.
The Interstate 526 bridge (accessible from interstate 26) will remain open, however it is about a 20 mile trip from downtown Charleston to the race start via this route.
The boat shuttle is also an option- you may purchase a ticket with your registration. Purchasers will be on a list at the dock. Boat leaves from the new dock next to the aquarium (although nearby, this dock is not the one behind the Aquarium). The dropoff point at Patriots Point is 2 miles from the Event Start.
Cooper River Bridge closes at 7am.
From the South, take Highway 17 North over the Cooper River Bridges to 526 Business (not interstate 526, which goes to North Charleston), which is a right turn. This road runs into Coleman Blvd (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the finish. (a right on Coleman Blvd.)
From the North, take Hwy 17 South and take the exit ramp for 526 Business (South, not interstate 526, which goes to North Charleston). This road runs into Coleman Blvd (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the finish. (a right on Coleman Blvd.)
From I-26 and the airport, take I-526 to Mt. Pleasant. This road will turn into Business 526 as it crosses Hwy 17, keep going until this road runs into Coleman Blvd (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the finish. (a right on Coleman Blvd.)
Where do I get the personalized photos?
Personalized photos of YOU crossing the finish line can be found at www.IslandPhoto.com.
Assuming it does not fill, these are the options: You may walk-in and register:
A. Bridge Run Office (716 S. Shelmore Blvd Suite 105, Mt Pleasant, near the Bi-Lo Shopping Center) 10 am to 5 pm now through Tuesday, April 1st
B. At the Fabulous Bridge Run EXPO, Thursday, April 3rd (12noon-8pm)
and Fri. April 4th (8am-8pm);
C. On-Line (www.bridgerun.com) until Tuesday, April 1st, with packet pickup at the Expo.