Have you seen the new Folly Beach County Park Dunes House yet? It’s AWESOME!!! The Charleston County Park system has really done a great job updating the Folly Beach County Park facilites and amenities. The brand new contruction Dunes House is a really great feature with nice places to sit, great bathrooms, showers, a little store and top quality construction. Next time you visit Folly Beach you should really check it out. If you are looking for a place to stay then check out our properties , remember by booking directly with us you will receive the best price on a Folly Beach Vacation Rental.
Here is an excerpt from a great article in the Charleston City Paper “
You can now enjoy new and improved amenities at Folly Beach County Park. The biggest improvement/addition is a new Dunes House, built after the original structure was destroyed during 2011’s Hurricane Irene.
The Dunes House features outdoor showers, eight covered picnic tables, restrooms and a large viewing deck, designed to take advantage of the park’s sunset and ocean views. Folly Beach County Park will remain open until sunset daily so you can see those killer views for yourself.”
You can read more about the new Folly Beach County Park at the City Paper article HERE and photo credit to Keen Eye Marketing.
Information From the CHS Today Website, click here for the full article.
It’s no secret that Charlestonianslove running – and visitors love running in Charleston.
Per usual, you can expect a ton of races this spring – from runs just for kicks to fundraisers for local causes to very serious competitions. And sometimes, you can even snag a t-shirt + a banana along the way. 🍌
If you’re not an avid runner, though, these marathons, 5Ks and dare we say 10Ks can seem intimidating. But you can get from your couch to a 5K in a couple of weeks – we promise.
Here are a few training tips to get you ready for a race from a professional – a.k.a. Stephanie Davey, MEd, ATC, PES, Athletic Trainer at MUSC Health Sports Medicine:
Start training early. The newer you are to running, the earlier you should start your training. Stephanie suggests a minimum of 4 months – but plan to start at least 6 months before your race if you’re new to running.
Follow a plan. (There are many plans you can find online.) Pick a plan that fits into your life and allows for some flexibility. Your plan should include cross-training days + rest days.
Pick shoes and clothing that work for your body. Invest in quality shoes that fit your feet. You may need multiple pairs through your training. Make sure that you wear your race clothing *prior* to the race – preferably on one of your long runs.
Focus on proper nutrition.Marathon training is not the time to start a new diet. Eat a well-balanced diet with healthy proteins, fats + carbs. Pre-running meals should be easily digestible. In the days leading to your race, pick foods that you know work well for you.
Hydrate.Learn how to hydrate on your runs. In addition to water, you should add in a sports or electrolyte drink on your long runs. Each race will supply different fluids, so find out what those will be + use them on your long runs.
Get plenty of quality rest. Rest and cross-training days will help your body heal and strengthen to stay healthy throughout your training.
Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Train and race at your *own* pace.
Feeling ready to set your pace? Check out 11 races happening in the Lowcountry this spring:
11 Charleston-area races worth training for: Spring 2020 👟
Off-Road Duathlon | Sat., Jan. 18 | Laurel Hill County Park | $45+ | Three-part, beginner-friendly course with a 2-mile run start, 7-mile bike + 2-mile run finish
Charlie Post Classic 5K and 15K | Sat., Jan. 25 | Sullivan’s Island | $25+ | 5K run/walk + 15K run honoring the memory of Dr. Charlie Post, respected Charleston runner + physician
Great Amazing Race | Sat., Jan. 25 | James Island County Park | $49+ | TV show-inspired competition for teams of two (open to adults + kids) racing around a 1.5-mile course
Save the Light | Sat., Feb. 1 | Folly Beach Pier | $28+ | Half-marathon run and 5K walk/run to support the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse
Cupid’s Undie Run | Sat., Feb. 15 | Folly Beach | $35 | ~1-mile fun run/party to help find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic tumor disorder that affects 1 in 3,000 births
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Here is the best event information for the 28th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival in Folly Beach, bringing along a weekend of family-friendly fun September 21-23. The Sea & Sand Festival is Folly Beach’s longest-running, largest and most family-friendly festival, with proceeds benefiting Folly Beach projects chosen by the Folly Association of Business.
Friday, September 21
The festival kicks off on Friday, September 21 at 7pm with the 5th annual Miss Sea & Sand Festival Pageant. Winners in various age groups will have the opportunity to wear their crowns and sashes during the next two days of the festival.
Saturday, September 22
The festival continues on Saturday, September 22, with the Sea & Sand Street Festival held from 10am-4pm on Center Street. This full day of fun will boast several attractions including local food and art vendors, a silent auction, inflatables, carnival games, face painting, and live music by headliner Occasional Milkshake, as well as Ros Bonghi, The Secrets, and The Ol’ 55s. Tickets may be purchased in advance at City Hall, Folly Beach Library and online, or they may be purchased at the door. Folly Beach residents and children age 12 & under get into the event free.
Sunday, September 23
Sunday, September 23 marks the final day of the festival. The annual Sand Sculpting Contest and volleyball competition will be held in front of the Tides Hotel during the afternoon. These events stir up a friendly competition in the sand, where the public is encouraged to watch and show their support for all competitors.
The 28th Annual Sea & Sand Festival is a Folly Association of Business (FAB) event. Ticket and entry prices vary for each individual event. For more information, visit www.VisitFolly.com, or download the Visit Folly app.