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The Charleston James Island Connector Run is Charleston’s premier 5K / 10K event that serves and honors students with disabilities with a family-oriented run which promotes fitness, builds community awareness and ultimately funds college scholarships for students with physical disabilities.
We are happy to announce that we have been approved to hold the 2021 Event in person!
As before, please understand that if the pandemic does become a problem again, the hosting of this event will be out of our hands.
We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!
With the announcement of the Mayor's mandate recently, it appears that all participants in this year's event must either show proof of vaccination or proof of negative test results within 72 hours of race the race start. We will update when we receive conformation from the City of Charleston.
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 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk (the 5K course remains an out and back course) goes across the James Island Connector. The post-race festival is held at Cannon Park and includes Refreshments, Music, Beer Garden, and kids zone. Race starts at 8:30am.
The top 3 male and female finishers for the 10K and 5K Run will receive cash awards. The top prize will be $100; 2nd place, $50; 3rd place, $30. First place male and female Master and Grandmaster in the 10K and 5K will receive $50. The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group of the 10K and 5K running category will also receive an award.
The Charleston James Island Connector Run benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, a local charity that awards annual scholarships to students with physical disabilities at in the Lowcountry. To date, the GKF has awarded more than 165 scholarships to students with disabilities at the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, the Citadel, Trident Technical College and the Art Institute of Charleston. Help us award even more scholarships by signing up for our race!
The Charleston Running Club is excited to announce that beginning in 2019, they will be hosting this amazing event! 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 leadership currently serve on the board of the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Charleston Running Club hosts the Charlie Post Classic 15K/5K in January and the Floppin’ Flounder 5K in June. Up to 2021,the Charleston Running Club also co-hosted the Bohicket Half and 5K on Seabrook Island.
Proceeds from these other events go to support the Charlie Post Scholarship Fund and the Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue Department. 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.
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