Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Drones and the Cooper River Bridge Run

Cooper River Bridge Run Public Safety Agencies Comment on Use of Drones during the 40th CRBR

April 1st marks the 40th anniversary of the Cooper River Bridge Run.  The run is expected to draw forty thousand runners and up to a hundred thousand spectators along the 6.2 mile course from Mount Pleasant over the Ravenel Bridge and in to the City of Charleston.  

Due to the large number of press and event associated manned aircraft, including fixed wing and helicopters that will be flying on race day, local Public Safety officials are mandating that the public refrain from flying drones along the route and, in particular, in the vicinity of the Ravenel Bridge. “This will help us ensure we have a safe event,” said leaders from the Town of Mount Pleasant, City of Charleston and Charleston County.  Local law enforcement agencies will be monitoring the area and will take appropriate action if they observe drones flying in the vicinity of the race route.