Sat October 26, 2019 Charleston, SC US 29401 Directions

10K Run

8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

5K Run/Walk

8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
Cannon Park
131 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC US 29401
Official Race Website

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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 (the 5K course has changed this year to 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 5 male and female finishers for the 10K and 5K Run will receive cash awards. The top prize will be $250; 2nd place, $150; 3rd place, $100; 4th place, $75; and 5th place, $50. First place male and female Master and Grandmaster in the 10K and 5K will receive $100. The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group of the 10K and 5K running category will also receive an award.  $100 Course Record Bonus For Each Race M/F

Raising Money for a Cause

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!




Race Management

Image  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, the Floppin’ Flounder 5K and Open and Masters Track Classic in June, and the Bohicket Half and 5K in November. 

Proceeds from these other events go to support the Charlie Post Scholarship Fund, the Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue Department and the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club respectively.  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 Swag

Finisher Medal

All finishers will receive this years finisher medal!



Male and Female style shirts available.


Race Information

Packet Pickup

Friday October 25, 2019

11:30 AM to 6:00 PM at Cannon Park.

Saturday October 26, 2019

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM



Courtney St Parking Garage

Parking is free at the Courtney St Parking Garage on Race Day.  Notify attendant when leaving that you are participating in the JICR.

Please understand that leaving the garage will take some time due to participants needing to turn in parking ticket stubs before leaving.

MUSC Valet Parking

There are several designated MUSC  Valet Parking lots on the south side of Calhoun St that are free to park in.  You will not be able to leave until streets open at 10:30 AM.

Rutledge Ave Parking Garage

We have very limited parking availability for the Rutledge Ave Garage. If you are in need of handicapped or special needs parking, please contact us for instructions on entrance into the garage.

Public Parking Garages and Street Parking

Parking is available at any of the public garages for $0.75 per half hour or at any street side metered parking.

Cannon Park

Parking will only be available around the park on Friday October 25, 2019 for Packet Pickup.  Parking will not be available race day.


After Party and Race Festivities

Live Band

Enjoy the sounds of 40 Mile Detour during the event and at the after party.


Food and Drink

Enjoy some hot dogs and beer at the after party after you finish your race!


Family Fun

Bring your family! There will be face painting for the kids as well as a rock climbing wall!




Team Competition

Make sure to join or create a team to compete for the Largest Team Award!


Race Contact Info

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