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Coffin Island 5K Run/Walk/Skate
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Folly Beach, SC
Coffin Island 5K: Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
The 25th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is Saturday, April 11th. 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. As you probably already know, Blackbeard's floatilla was anchored off Folly Beach during the Siege of Charleston in 1718 & the Battle for Ft. Wagner took place at the tip of Folly Beach between Morris Island & what was then Coffin Island. REGISTRATION: Registration for the Coffin Island 5K is $32.50 for everyone wishing to participate. This includes a festival t-shirt, race bib 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 15 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 10th from 7pm to 8pm at Folly River Park during the Miss Sea & Sand Pageant. 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 8:45 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 15 minutes prior to race start. AWARDS: Prizes will be awarded for the top males & top female 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 a little different this year, STARTING at the Folly Fishing Pier and heading East down Arctic Ave. turning right on the 12th Street East Beach Access. Go to the beach & turn right again, heading West. Run the beach to the Pier and turn right. Go back to Arctic Ave., turn left and sprint to the finish line at the original starting point.
Event details and schedule
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.