2016 Coffin Island 5K - Folly Beach

5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 9, 2016

Address

Folly Beach, SC

Pricing

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Coffin Island 5K: Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

The 26th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is Saturday, April 9th. We'll kick off the day like we always do with the Coffin Island 5K.

THE RACE
The Coffin Island 5K is a Pirate Themed Run/Walk 5K With a Prize for the best dressed pirate!! Folly Beach Island was also referred to as “Coffin Land” or “Coffin Island”. Legend has it that ships entering the Charleston Harbor after a long voyage, would drop off sick and dying cholera passengers so as to avoid quarantine restrictions on the mainland. The dead were eventually buried “in coffins” on the island.
REGISTRATION:
Registration for the Coffin Island 5K is $30 for everyone wishing to participate. This includes a really cool shirt and a chance to win some great prizes. Please assure you enter your shirt size when you register. Registration will be allowed at packet pick-up Friday and pre-race Saturday morning until 20 minutes prior to race start. Please have your packet before 8:30 a.m. on race day.
PACKET PICK-UP:

The Coffin Island 5K Packet Pick Up will be on Fri the 8th from 6pm to 8pm at Folly River Park. There will be a tent for runners to register on site for Saturdays Race.

RACEDAY:
Saturday will begin with the Coffin Island 5K starting at 9 a.m. in front of the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Pre-registration is preferred but you may also register the morning of the race beginning at 8 a.m. until 20 minutes prior to race start.
AWARDS:
Prizes will be awarded for:

Captain's Award - 1st Place Overall

Quartermaster -2nd Place Overall

1st Mate - 1st Place 13 & Under

Old Sage - 1st Place 50 & Over

Swashbuckler - Best Dressed Pirate

AARRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!
RACE COURSE:
The race course will be the same this year as previous years, STARTING at the Folly Fishing Pier and heading East down Arctic Ave. turning right at the 12th Street East beach access. The back half of the race will be on the beach. Dig into the sand and sprint to the finish at the Pier!

Photo: #runchs The Coffin Island 5K Run/Walk Race Course #CoffinIsland5k

 

Event details and schedule

The 26th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is Saturday, April 9th. We'll kick off the day like we always do with the Coffin Island 5K.

THE RACE
The Coffin Island 5K is a Pirate Themed Run/Walk 5K With a Prize for the best dressed pirate!! Folly Beach Island was also referred to as “Coffin Land” or “Coffin Island”. Legend has it that ships entering the Charleston Harbor after a long voyage, would drop off sick and dying cholera passengers so as to avoid quarantine restrictions on the mainland. The dead were eventually buried “in coffins” on the island.
REGISTRATION:
Registration for the Coffin Island 5K is $30 for everyone wishing to participate. This includes a really cool shirt and a chance to win some great prizes. Please assure you enter your shirt size when you register. Registration will be allowed at packet pick-up Friday and pre-race Saturday morning until 20 minutes prior to race start. Please have your packet before 8:30 a.m. on race day.
PACKET PICK-UP:

The Coffin Island 5K Packet Pick Up will be on Fri the 8th from 6pm to 8pm at Folly River Park. There will be a tent for runners to register on site for Saturdays Race.

RACEDAY:
Saturday will begin with the Coffin Island 5K starting at 9 a.m. in front of the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. Pre-registration is preferred but you may also register the morning of the race beginning at 8 a.m. until 20 minutes prior to race start.
Prizes will be awarded for:

Captain's Award - 1st Place Overall

Quartermaster -2nd Place Overall

1st Mate - 1st Place 13 & Under

Old Sage - 1st Place 50 & Over

Swashbuckler - Best Dressed Pirate

AARRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!


RACE COURSE:
The race course will be the same this year as previous years, STARTING at the Folly Fishing Pier and heading East down Arctic Ave. turning right at the 12th Street East beach access. The back half of the race will be on the beach. Dig into the sand and sprint to the finish at the Pier!

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