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Coffin Island 5K Run

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival / Folly Beach Pier 101 E Arctic Ave. Folly BeachSC  29439
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival / Folly Beach Pier 101 E Arctic Ave. Folly BeachSC  29439

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 5K With a Prize for the best dressed pirate!! You don't have to dress like a Pirate, but wouldn't it be more fun if you did!? Last year, about 50 of the 125 racers showed up in Pirate garb & had a blast - we hope you will this year, too! 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 $30.00 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 pre-race Saturday morning until 10 minutes prior to race start. If registering on race day, please arrive at the Pier by 8:00 a.m.

PACKET PICK-UP:

The Coffin Island 5K Packet Pick Up will start at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 11 in front of the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. There will be a tent for runners to register on site that morning.


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 10 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.

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

 

 

Event details and schedule

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 5K With a Prize for the best dressed pirate!! You don't have to dress like a Pirate, but wouldn't it be more fun if you did!? Last year, about 50 of the 125 racers showed up in Pirate garb & had a blast - we hope you will this year, too! 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 $30.00 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 pre-race Saturday morning until 10 minutes prior to race start. If registering on race day, please arrive at the Pier by 8:00 a.m.

PACKET PICK-UP:

The Coffin Island 5K Packet Pick Up will start at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, April 11 in front of the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. There will be a tent for runners to register on site that morning.


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 10 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.

 

 

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