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The Lizard to Race in Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC on March 28

Have you ever seen a Blue Lizard run a 10K? You’ll get a chance when the Blue Lizard dons his running gear and tackles the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC on March 28.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is excited to be a sponsor of the 2015 Cooper River Bridge Run. The 10K race, now in its 38th year, begins in the Charleston suburb of Mt. Pleasant, proceeds over the famous Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge and ends in historic downtown Charleston at Marion Square.

The Cooper River Bridge Run began in 1978 when Dr. Marcus Newberry of MUSC was inspired by a running track constructed by Bonnie Bell Cosmetics to encourage their employees to run and stay fit. He wanted to get the Charleston community involved in running and fitness and thought a run across the bridge would do it. He partnered with Terry Hamlin, then president of the Charleston Running Club, and set up a committee with representatives from notable Charleston colleges and businesses and organized the first race with 340 runners. Today, the race has more than 50,000 participants and is the largest race in the Carolinas. It is now also one of the largest 10k races in the U.S.

For the first time, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen is a sponsor of the Cooper River Bridge Run and will have an exhibit booth at the race Expo on March 26 from noon to 8 p.m. and on March 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., where we will be selling products and giving away free samples. On race day, Saturday, March 28, Blue Lizard will also be on site at the race where staff will hand out sunscreen samples and have gallons of sunscreen on hand for runners to use.

Our Blue Lizard mascot will run the race along with Jeff Bedard, Crown Laboratories founder and CEO, Gaylord VanGuilder, Crown Laboratories vice president of commercial operations, and the eight winners of our Cooper River Bridge Run Facebook contest. They all will be sporting their Blue Lizard gear as they climb the bridge and run towards downtown Charleston.

You also won’t want to miss the excitement as members of Team Fastrax, a professional skydiving team, drop into the race with their official Blue Lizard parachute!

If you are running the race or live in Charleston, SC, be sure to stop by and visit the Blue Lizard booth at the Cooper River Bridge Run.

For more information on the Cooper River Bridge Run, visit

Written by Cristi Driver


March 23, 2015 by Blue Lizard Staff
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