The 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug 1 at 7am. This is the 43rd year for the 10K run/walk. A local tradition that stretches back to 1978, this 10K race draws close to 40,000 participants every year. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.
Each year, the design contest to decide the poster and tee shirt image receives thousands of entries. This year’s winner, Joe Wilhite, is a graphic designer and currently employed at Nelson Printing, located in Charleston. He was born in Sarasota, Florida, and moved to the Lowcountry after serving in the United States Marines. Joe was medically discharged in 2005. In 2015, the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Department gave him the opportunity to go back to school. He attended and graduated from the Art Institute of Charleston in 2018, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. Joe currently lives in Goose Creek with his two-year-old Rottweiler, “Babygirl.”
Get fit and have fun at this year’s Cooper River Bridge Run. The Finish Festival at Marion Square promises food, entertainment and fun for everyone.