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Sat October 21, 2023 Charleston, SC 29412 US


8K Run

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

5K Run

8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


Folly Road & James Island Expressway
Charleston, SC US 29412


The James Island Connector Run (JICR) provides one of the most scenic race routes in the Southeast and one of the most challenging courses in the Lowcountry! Overlooking the beautiful Ashley River and the historic downtown peninsula of Charleston, this new route-new distance 8K Run and 5K Run/Walk goes across the James Island Connector from the James Island side of the river, staying on the connector with no exit ramps. The post-race festival will include a finishers medal, and food at the finish line. The race starts at 8:00 am for both distances, runners and walkers.

Awards: We will have the top finisher awards as well as 3 deep in all age groups and a NEW Walkers award: top 3 Male and Female walkers. 
 - If you have already registered for the 5K run/walk and would like to change to a Walker, you can EDIT your registration under the "Event Info" menu item above. If you have trouble and are not able to change your registration to Walker please contact us at


Raising Money for a Cause

The James Island Connector Run benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, and the Charleston Animal Society.

Gavalas Konanko Foundation is a local charity that awards scholarships to lowcountry students with physical disabilities. To date, GKF has awarded 248 scholarships at College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel, Clemson University Restoration Institute, Trident Technical College and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). 

The Charleston Animal Society has been protecting animals since 1874 with the common goal where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It's a vision all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness. It envisions a world where cruelty is not tolerated. The CAS also provides volunteers for the JICR and other races. We appreciate their support and enthusiasm on the course! 

Race Management

The Charleston Running Club has been hosting this event since 2019. After 20 years of the James Island Connector Run raising funds for the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, the Charleston Running Club is proud to continue this great tradition for an amazing cause!

Since 1977, the Charleston Running Club has been promoting running in the local community. Early on, the club was instrumental in starting two of the area's largest races, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Kiawah Marathon. Members of the club's leadership currently serve on the board of the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Charleston Running Club hosts two more fundraising races: the Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K in January and the Floppin’ Flounder 5K in June. 

The Charleston Running Club is a 100% volunteer operated club for the purpose of the promotion, encouragement, organization and education of running and running activities for sport, recreation, competition and health in the local community.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


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