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CAN I REGISTER BY MAIL?
No, all registrations must be done online. However, walk-up registrations will be available on race day until 8:15 a.m.
CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?
Yes, you can register on race day until 7:30am. However, a swag bag and/or shirt may not be available.
CAN I CHANGE MY RACE DISTANCE?
Yes, you may change your race distance online through Friday, October 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Click here and on the James Island Connector Run, "Manage Registration" to change your race distance online.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
The James Island Connector Run adheres to standard running industry policy, which dictates that registration fees are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your registration to another runner in the same or shorter distance for a $10.00 fee. Click here and on the James Island Connector Run, click "Manage Registration" to transfer your registration. All transfers must be done before October 14, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. You may not transfer your number to another runner for any reason without notifying the James Island Connector Run on the link provided. You may defer your registration by completing a race deferral form. To defer your registration click here and on the James Island Connector Run, "Manage Registration".
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT FOR THE 8K?
Yes, all runners must be cleared from the James Island Connector within 2.0 hours of the start. Runners finishing after 2.0 hours may not receive an official time. The City of Charleston has a strict (and expensive) road closure policy and we need to adhere to the permit we have been granted for the race.
HOW MANY RUNNERS ARE EXPECTED?
We expect approximately 400 runners in the 8k and 300 runners in the 5k for 2023.
ARE T-SHIRTS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?
Yes, a gender-specific shirt will be available for runners who register before October 1, 2023. We cannot guarantee shirts for runners who register after that date due to the time constraints in ordering shirts.
ARE AWARDS BASED ON GUN TIME OR CHIP TIME?
Overall awards are based on gun time, age group awards are based on chip time.
WHAT IF IT RAINS OR THERE IS A BAD WEATHER EVENT?
Both runs will take place rain or shine. There will be no weather-related refunds. The event can be cancelled if the Race Committee or the City of Charleston determines the course is unsafe due to poor weather or other conditions.
ARE WALKERS, STROLLERS OR DOGS ALLOWED?
Walkers and strollers are allowed in the 5k and 8k with a 2 hour time limit. Dogs are not allowed in either run. Walker and strollers must start at the back and must be off the course in 2.0 hours.
ARE THE COURSES CERTIFIED?
Yes, both the 5K and the 8K course are USATF certified.
WILL RACE PACKETS BE MAILED?
Race packets will not be mailed but can be picked up at packet pick-up which will be Thursday, October 18th.
WHERE DO I PARK FOR THE RACES?
- UPDATE TO COME based on the new course!
WHAT IS THE COURSE ELEVATION?
The highest course elevation is no more that 40 feet. The course is across several bodies of water so expect a hill-style event.
CAN I SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER?
Yes, click here to volunteer.
IS THERE AN AWARDS CEREMONY?
Yes, the awards ceremony for both races will be at 9:45am.
WHAT AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN?
Awards for first male and female overall top finisher, first male and female masters, first male and female grandmasters, first male and female great grandmasters, and male and female top 3 age group awards from 14 and under to 80 and above in 5-year age groups.
CAN I PICK UP ANOTHER RUNNER'S PACKET?
Yes, you may pick up another runner’s packet.
CAN I DROP MY BAG OFF AT THE START AND PICK IT UP AFTER THE RACE?
Items may not be left unattended during the event.
IS THE JAMES ISLAND CONNECTOR RUN FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES?
Yes, the race raises funds for the Charleston Animal Society and the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation.