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The Cooper River Bridge Run is becoming one of the top 10K wheelchair competitions in the US. This point to point race starts in Mt. Pleasant, crosses the bridge and ends in historic downtown Charleston SC. The new 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%.
This race abides by WTFUSA rules. All racers must provide written/ e-file verification of an official 10K finish under 45 minutes within the last year to qualify for this event. E-files can be sent to Michael.Mills@ssg.gov
Accomodations (2 night minimum)
BLOCK: CRBR WHEELCHAIR DIVISION/ AQUINO **All racers will be given a travel stipend to offset hotel costs. Stipends based on distance traveled. --Hampton Inn & Suites North Charleston/ Airport 843-554-7154; $159 a night; until 3/8/13 (all rooms are accessible, HC available) --Red Roof Inn, Mt. Pleasant 843-884-1411 $130 (HC rooms) until 3/12/13; Need Roommate/assistance with hotels please contact us immediately. Limited spaces available.
Available upon request.
Packet Pickup/ Pre race meeting
Friday April 5th, 530pm. Embassy Suites North Charleston 843-747-1882. Dinner provided. Specific details for event will be given during this meeting. Attendance is highly reccommended. Please contact directors if unable to attend. There will be no race day registration or packet pickup
Race Day Information
Athlete/ equipment pickup will be in front of the hotel. Hampton Inn & Embassy at 5:00am, Red Roof Inn at 6:00am, then taken to starting line. Start at 7:25, staging at 7:10. Everyday chairs will be taken to the finish line/ staging area.
Enjoy the post race party and awards at 9:30am in Marion Square. Top Male, Female, & Quad Division Finishers must be present at awards. All athletes are welcome. Prize money and travel stipends will be given at awards ceremony. Accessible buses will be available for return to hotel until 1pm. Racing chairs will be returned to hotel lobby.
Michael Mills, 678-834-4009 Michael.Mills@ssa.gov
Kim Aquino, 843-324-3296. Kim. Aquino@rsfh.com
Registerd athletes will be updated by email on March 29th to any changes to the event.