Mt. Pleasant Police release tips for 2014 CRBR

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Runners will be pounding the pavement on April 5 and Mt. Pleasant Police officials have released a list of tips to make The 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run a breeze.


The only designated parking locations in Mount Pleasant are:

  • Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
  • Whitesides Elementary School located at 1565 Rifle Range Road
  • Laing Middle School located at 1560 Mathis Ferry Road

Buses will take runners from those locations to the Starting Line and bring them back from the Finish Line.

"Any other parking in Mount Pleasant is at your own risk," said Lt. Pat Carter. "You must not block roadways or driveways. Parking on private property is a decision taken between the property owner and the driver."

On the Charleston side, beginning on Friday, April 4{} at 5 p.m., Charleston City officials said CRBR participants may park overnight at the following garages for a special rate of $5.00. They will have to be out by 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5 to avoid extra fees.

  • Visitor's Center Parking Garage, on Mary Street between King and Meeting
  • S.C. Aquarium Garage, on Calhoun Street between E. Bay and Concord
  • Gaillard Auditorium Garage, on Alexander Street between Calhoun and George

Road Closures

Coleman Boulevard between Chuck Dawley Boulevard and Whilden Street will shut down at 4:30 a.m. That's one hour earlier than in previous years.

The roadway between Whilden Street and Houston Northcutt Boulevard will close to traffic at 6:30 a.m.

The pedestrian walkway of the Ravenel Bridge will be closed at 6:15 a.m.

The Ravenel Bridge will close at 7 a.m. in both directions causing all traffic on Highway 17 South to be diverted onto Mathis Ferry Road.

Other tips:

  • Only bring the items you need to enjoy the day.
  • Carry your items in a clear bag and avoid bulky clothing.
  • Strollers are discouraged and will be moved to the rear of the race.
  • If you see something, say something. Report suspicious people/activity to a police officer or call 911.
  • There is a costume contest but we are encouraging people to refrain from wearing masks.
  • Lost property can be claimed at the Bridge Run office on April 7. Their contact number is (843)856-1949.
  • Follow Mt. Pleasant police on twitter at @MountPleasantPD or find them on Facebook.
  • Download the Mt. Pleasant POlice app on your smartphone. It's free on iTunes and the Google Play store.