Isle of Palms Connector Run: 
October 2nd, 2021 

A 5K & 10K Charity Race to Raise Money For the Healing and Prevention of Child Abuse in Charleston, SC 

 Virtual 5K & 10K is just $25!
Sept. 24 - Oct. 3
Submit your results HERE

For the past 29 years, the local Exchange Club has brought together individuals from all over the Charleston area to stop abuse to the Lowcountry’s most defenseless citizens: the children of the Charleston area. This year, the 5K & 10K #IOPrun for prevention of child abuse will offer a virtual option as well as the in-person race along the Isle of Palms connector bridge on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021.

After a year like no other, we are excited to host a hybrid event – both in-person and virtual – to allow for members of our community to participate in any way they feel comfortable.

The sponsors and participants of the Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child are the true heroes to the Lowcountry’s most defenseless citizens: the children of the Charleston area. Over the past two decades, our race has donated over $1,000,000 to local nonprofits working to heal the children and families of the Lowcountry that have been harmed by child abuse. 

Community of Support

IOP Charity Run

Race Information

Race Day Is Saturday October 2nd, 2021

The Course 

Day of Schedule 

Day of Logistics 


Virtual Run

Click Here For More Information on the 5K & 10k Courses! 

Click Here For Race Day Scheduling and Event Times! 

Click Here for Driving Directions and Important Parking Info

Click Here For Registration  Deadlines and Pricing Info

Click Here For Virtual Fun Run Dates, Deadlines and Pricing Info

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Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and fans who came out to show their support for the 2019 Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child! We hope to see you again next year!

Special Thanks to Our  Sponsors 

2021 Presenting Sponsor: 

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The Kitty Foundation

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Deb & Dave Barr

Brian & Susan Boruff

Jim Smitherman


Georgia Roane

 Sue Cotton
Robbie Berg
Pam & Brian Smith
Elliott Savage


Joseph & Barbara Baffi

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Kathy Shook

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James & Marie Barr

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For the past 29 years, the IOP Run has been dedicated to giving back. 

Since the birth of the Isle of Palms Connector Run, we have always had one goal in mind - the prevention of child abuse and healing those affected by it. We achieve this goal by donating proceeds from the race to local nonprofits who strive to better the lives of children in the Lowcountry. Click the button below to learn more about the 2019 beneficiaries.  

Contact Us

Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child Inc.
PO Box 364

Isle of Palms, SC 29451

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