The running season is upon us; I round them up

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If you ever doubted that November was the time to run, let the area's more-than a dozen 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons convince you otherwise.

Saturday, November 1
James Island Connector Run: 5K, 10K. Starts in downtown Charleston.
Newington Elementary's The Run with the Dolphins: 5k, and mile fun run for kids age 12 and under. Summerville.
November 8
Old Village Harbor Run: 5K. Mount Pleasant.
Green & Lean 5K at Brittlebank Park. Downtown Charleston.
17th Hilton Head Bridge Run: 10K, 5K. Hilton Head.
Run 'til the Cows Come Home: 5K. Pawleys Island.
November 13
Holiday Festival of Lights Fun: 2 mile run walk (think of it less as a competition and more of a chance to see the Festival of Lights. James Island.
November 15
Run for Thanks. 5-mile. Pinopolis
Folly Beach 10 Mile Run & 5 Mile Walk: Registration card.
First Charleston Tea Plantation/MUSC 5K Faye Mitchell Memorial Run/Walk. 5K. Wadmalaw Island.
November 22
Give Thanks Walk. 5K. Northwoods Mall.
November 27
31st annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble 5K 5K, childrens run. Downtown Charleston.
December 6
Kiawah Island Marathon. Marathon, half-marathon. Kiawah Island.
Reindeer Run. 5K. Downtown Charleston.
Eeek! They're both on the same day. Read about the controversy.

So, get out there and shed a few pound: Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Get lots more info on local runs at The Charleston Running Club.