Mt. Pleasant, S.C. (WCIV) — With 40,000 expected runners and up to 75,000 spectators along the 6.2-mile course from Mt. Pleasant over the Ravenel Bridge to downtown Charleston, local officials are mandating that the public refrain from flying drones along the Cooper River Bridge Run route.
“This will help us ensure we have a safe event,” reads a joint statement from leaders from the Town of Mount Pleasant, City of Charleston and Charleston County. The race will be held on Saturday, April 7.
There will already be a large number of press and event-associated manned aircraft, including fixed wing and helicopters that will be flying on race day.
Local law enforcement agencies, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, will be monitoring the area and will take appropriate action if they observe drones flying in the vicinity of the race route, according to the statement.