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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 goes across the James Island Connector. The post-race festival will be held at Cannon Park and includes music - Forty Mile Detour! - as well as food and a beer garden. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.
The Charleston James Island Connector Run benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation, a local charity that awards annual scholarships to students with physical disabilities in the Lowcountry. To date, the GKF has awarded 248 scholarships to students with disabilities at the College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel, The Clemson University Restoration Institute, Trident Technical College and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The scholarship can be used for undergraduate or graduate school and be renewed for a total of four years.
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The Charleston Running Club has been hosting this amazing 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.
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