The Race

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The Race 2017-08-25T16:41:32+00:00

The Charity

Gavalas Kolanko Foundation

Proceeds from the Charleston James Island Connector Run benefit the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation (GKF), a local charity that awards annual scholarships to students with physical disabilities. Since 1999, the Foundation has raised more than $800,000 and awarded 134 scholarships to Lowcountry students attending College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University. The Citadel, Trident Technical College, and the Art Institute of Charleston.  Learn more about the GKF by visiting their website at www.gkfoundation.org

The Events – Run/Walk/Bike

10K (Run & Fun Bike Ride) 

The 10K run starts at Cannon Park near the corner of Ashley Ave. & Bennett St. Participants will run west on Bennett St., turn right on Barre St., and left on Calhoun St. toward the Connector. The runners will continue on the Connector toward the Folly Rd. exit. Just past the Harbor View Rd. entrance, they will bear left continuing on the Connector. Before the Folly Rd. exit, the runners will turn left on the grassy median and circle back on the Connector. The runners will exit the Connector on Calhoun St., will continue on Calhoun St., turn right on Barre St., left on Bennett St. and finish at Cannon Park.

5K (Run & Walk)

The 5K run and walk starts at Cannon Park near the corner of Ashley Ave. and Bennett St. Participants will run west on Bennett St., turn right on Barre St., and left on Calhoun St. toward the Connector. The runners will continue on the Connector towards the Folly Rd. exit. Just past the Harbor View Rd. entrance, they will bear right, continuing on the Connector. The finish line is past the Harbor View Rd. entrance, before the Folly Rd. exit. Buses will be stationed near the Folly Rd. exit to transport the 5K finishers to Cannon Park for the post-race party.

Race day events begin at 8:30 am – race day packet pick up starts at 6 am at Cannon Park

The Design – 2017