There are four things you need to have for a successful Cooper River Bridge Run:

  • A realistic training schedule
  • A good pair of running shoes
  • Plenty of hydration
  • A stylish T-shirt

If you are a member of the College of Charleston community, the College can help you with the last item on the list.

The College of Charleston is providing a free moisture-wicking T-shirt for students, faculty, staff and alumni participating in the 2023 Cooper River Bridge Run on April 1, 2023. The custom-designed shirt features the logos of the College of Charleston and the Cooper River Bridge Run as well as pride points about the College.

To receive this free running shirt, stop by any of the following locations during the times listed with your proof of registration as a race participant or volunteer:

  • Stern Student Center, 71 George St.
    • 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., March 29, 30 & 31
  • George Street Fitness Center, Suite 103, 50 George St.
    • 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., March 29 & 30
    • 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., March 31

  T-shirt quantity and sizes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Tag the College on Instagram (@collegeofcharleston) with a picture of yourself wearing your CofC/Bridge Run T-shirt and be entered in a raffle to win free registration to next year’s (2024) Bridge Run. 

If you have not registered for the race this year,  you can save $10 off the entry fee by using the discount code (cofc2023) when you at checkout at this registration link on