Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2018

36 | | E very year on the first Saturday in April, tens of thousands of people flock to the Lowcountry to be part of arguably the most popular event Charleston hosts annually and what USA Today has touted as “one of the largest and most storied 10K races in America” – the Cooper River Bridge Run. For 25 years, Julian Smith has been at the helm of this unrivaled celebration of health, transforming it into an event of such magnitude that it benefits 15 charities and positively impacts the Charleston area economy to the tune of $30 million annually. If you know him, you can’t help but love his charisma and dedication to health, BY ANNE SHULER TOOLE A Community of Runners; A Community of Support JULIAN SMITH