Coffin Island 5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 12, 2014

Address

Folly Beach, SC

About This Activity

The 24th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is Saturday, April 12th. 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 11th 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 the top three males and top three females overall and in each age group. We are also offering a prize for the 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 Left on 12th Street East. Go one block and turn left on Ashley Ave. Run East Ashley Ave to 2nd St East and turn left. Go one block and turn back on to Arctic Ave. and sprint to the finish at the Pier

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

 

Event schedule and times

PACKET PICK-UP:

The Coffin Island 5K Packet Pick Up will be on Fri the 11th 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.

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