About The Isle of Palms Connector Run 


In 1992 the Isle of Palms Connector finished being constructed and was opened for vehicle traffic. It was during that year that the City of IOP, the Mt. Pleasant Exchange Club and the Isle of Palms Exchange Club decided to host and sponsor the very first Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child.

Early Stages of Construction for the Isle of Palms Connector 

The race started out small but thanks to the efforts of the Isle of Palms and Mount Pleasant Exchange club it has grown into a significant fundraising event for the children of the Lowcountry. Since beginning 29 years ago, the race has always been held on the 1st Saturday in Oct with the same mission of healing and protecting the families of the Lowcountry that have been affected by child abuse.


A snapshot of the 2011 Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child 

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Historically the race has been put on by the IOP Exchange Club and the Mount Pleasant Exchange Club. In 2016, the Isle of Palms Exchange Club exclusively took over the planning, organization, operations, marketing, and sponsorship. For more information on the IOP Exchange Club Club click HERE 

The sign outside of the Isle of Palms Exchange Club 

In the past 29 years, nearly $1M has been raised by the IOP Run and donated to agencies in the Lowcountry that work towards the prevention of child abuse. In 2018 $55,000 was raised and donated to these agencies.  The race is run entirely by volunteers of the IOP Exchange Club, the City of IOP, the Town of Mt. Pleasant and other Community Agencies. 

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Participants of the 2018 IOP Run pose for a picture.