Shared from the 9/10/2021 Post & Courier eEdition

Bridge Run to require vaccination or negative test

COVID mitigation efforts follow race protocols from across the country

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The 44th annual Cooper River Bridge Run is set for Sept. 25.

The Cooper River Bridge Run will require participants to provide proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test received within 72 hours of the event, organizers announced Sept. 9.

The decision follows a “requirement from the City of Charleston” and is in keeping with other race protocols across the country, the announcement said.

The 44th annual Bridge Run, a 10-kilometer race from Mount Pleasant across the Cooper River into downtown Charleston, is set for Sept. 25. It was originally set for March 27, 2021, before being postponed due to the pandemic.

Prior to picking up their bib number, participants will have to show proof of vaccination or the negative test result. The original paper copy of the vaccination card can be used, along with a digital copy, photocopy or digital photo.

“The fastest path to picking up bib numbers for the 44th annual Bridge Run is being fully vaccinated,” organizers said. Bib numbers can be picked up at the Bridge Run Expo, set for Sept. 23 and 24 at the Charleston Area Convention Center.

Masks will be required on participant transportation during loading and transporting, at the Finish Festival following the race and throughout the Expo. Participants will not be required to wear masks while running, walking or wheelchair racing in the event.

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Bridge Run officials earlier announced other COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including a reduced field of participants, smaller corrals at the start line in Mount Pleasant, added spacing between start times and new hand-sanitizing stations. All staff and volunteers will be masked, and the post-race festival is open only to participants. There is also a virtual race option. Any registered participants who no longer wish to participate will be transferred to the virtual run. Refunds will not be issued, and the Bridge Run cannot defer entry to a future year, organizers said. Anyone showing COVID-19 symptoms should stay home, they said.

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