James Island Connector Run


8:30 AM

The Charleston James Island Connector Run is Charleston’s premier 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run that serves and honors students with disabilities. This run promotes fitness, builds community awareness, and ultimately funds college scholarships for students with physical disabilities.

Twenty-five percent of the profit generated by the race benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, established to help Charleston-area students with physical disabilities reach their educational goals.


The Charleston Running Club, created by runners for runners, exists 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.

Since 1977, the Charleston Running Club has been promoting running in the local community. Early on we were instrumental in starting two of the area’s largest races, the Cooper River Bridge Run and the Kiawah  Marathon. While we don’t direct either of these races anymore, we are  represented on the board of the Bridge Run and we host the Charlie
Post Classic 15K/5K in January as well as the Floppin’ Flounder 5K in June.


The Gavalas Kolanko Foundation (GKF) is a public charity established to help students with physical disabilities reach their secondary educational goals. By awarding scholarship assistance to Charleston area college and university students each year, the GKF helps bring “Education Within Reach” to South Carolina undergraduates pursuing a college
education despite physical limitations. Since 1999, the GKF has awarded 231 scholarships to students and has raised over $1,400,000. In addition, the GKF works with government, businesses, and schools to improve the lives of people with all disabilities. The GKF participates in Charleston CAN, a coalition of organizations serving the needs of those with

All donations go directly to the GKF and are not used to produce the event.


Raised of $5,000

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Edible Finisher Medals

All finishers will receive a delicious cookie made by Me and Mimi Cookies!


10K Course

JICR 10K map

5K Course

JICR 5K map

After Party


The after-party will be held at Cannon Park. Forty Mile Detour is back with the music, and we'll have a beer garden and food too!  Race starts at 8:30 a.m.



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