The Cooper River Bridge Run is a point-to-point race and the bridge going to Mt. Pleasant will close to all traffic at 7:00 am. Shuttle buses will be running from Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston (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 at Patriots Point is 2 miles from the Event Start.
Cooper River Bridge closes at 7 a.m.
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 Highway 17 South and take the exit ramp for 526 Business (South, not Interstate 526, which goes to North Charleston). This road runs into Coleman Boulevard (703) at Sea Island Shopping Center, about 3/4 mile East of the finish (a right on Coleman Boulevard).
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 Boulevard).