2023 Edisto Beach Road Race: 5K and 1M Walk/Run

Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Food Lion, Wyndham, Andy Cook CPA, and Davis Architecture.

It was the perfect morning for a pre-thanksgiving Road Race on Edisto Beach last Saturday, November 18! We ended up with 118 participants ready to get their cardio on while taking in the views of Edisto. Awards were given out for the top three finishers overall in both male and female categories and for the 1st place finisher in each age group. And this year, we had TWO spirit awards to give out to the person/group that embraced the “Gobble Wobble” theme the best.

Back by popular demand, the finish-line Mimosa Bar (sponsored by Andy Cook CPA) was a huge hit as a way to reward the participants for a job well done!

5K – Overall – Male

1. Mark Kauffman

2. Tim Muller

3. Nicolas Osborne

5K – Overall – Female

1. Rachel Doxey

2. Rebekah Guest

3. Lydia Donell

5K – Age 14 & under – Male

1. Brantley Smith

5K – Age 14 & under – Female

1. Ada Bass

5K – Age 15-19 – Male

1. Bo Silver

5K – Age 15-19 – Female

1. Keelie Summers

5K – Age 20-29 – Male

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1. William Brabrand

5K – Age 20-29 – Female

1. Rhys Chambers

5K – Age 30-39 – Male

1. Bryan Sartin

5K – Age 30-39 – Female

1. Joanna Bullock

5K – Age 40-49 – Male

1. Mike Smith

5K – Age 40-49 – Female

1. Anne Bass

5K – Age 50-59 – Male

1. Todd Walter

5K – Age 50-59 – Female

1. Connie Blackstone

5K – Age 60-69 – Male

1. Robert Renner

5K – Age 60-69 – Female

1. Susan Biggers

5K – Age 70-79 – Male

1. Jim Moore

5K – Age 70-79 – Female

1. Anna Williams

1M – Overall

1. Boaz Baldridge

2. Huxley Donell

Gobble Wobble SPIRIT Award Winners

1. The Sietz Family

2. Joanna Bullock

Hikes, Bikes, and Road Races: Get Your Fitness on While Exploring Edisto

There has never been a better time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors than now. Luckily, Edisto Beach has long been a spectacular place to enjoy all of nature’s beauty while enjoying outdoor activities to keep your heart (and mind!) healthy. You can hike, bike, or run on Edisto, whether you’re a seasoned fitness expert or just a fan of the leisurely stroll. We have walking paths, hiking, biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding options. Edisto is sure to offer something that matches exactly what you had in mind. 

Explore Edisto Beach Via Bike Paths

Edisto Beach is laden with opportunities to get out and stretch your legs or peddle along the many bike paths and hiking trails just minutes away from your vacation rental. The Town of Edisto Beach offers over 4 ½ miles of paved bike paths that meander throughout the area, with relaxing views of the beach, the marsh, and naturally wooded areas. If you are looking for a more purposeful route, the bike path also takes you past our boutique shops, restaurants, and grocery store.

Bike Path on Edisto Beach
The Bike Path along Edisto Beach

Enjoy Nature While Hiking Edisto Beach State Park & Botany Bay Plantation

If you would like to get off the pavement and onto more natural paths, look no further than Edisto Beach State Park and Botany Bay Plantation. Both areas offer miles of opportunities to hike or bike in a natural, undeveloped maritime forest. The State Park is located just .7 miles from the beach and contains 1,255 acres with six different trails you can explore, all leading you through nature to some beautiful views of the water.

Trails to Hike Bike or Walk on Edisto Beach
Edisto Beach State Park Trails

 

Botany Bay is slightly farther than the State Park at 3.8 miles from the beach, but still an easy drive out. Botany Bay contains over 3,300 acres of preserved land and is one of the largest remaining relatively undeveloped wetland ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast. Botany Bay offers paths for hiking and biking that lead out to its undeveloped beach. You can bring your horses to ride the roads. And for a rainy day or those with mobility impairment, there is a self-guided driving tour you can take.

Map of Botany Bay

 

Water & Wellness Combined

If spending time on the water is more your pace, look no further than Edisto Watersports & Tackle or Island Bikes & Outfitters, who both offer kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board rentals. Once you hit the water you have so many opportunities to view wildlife up close in Edisto’s pristine creeks and rivers. 

12th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race

If you plan on visiting Edisto this Fall (or if you are looking for an excuse to visit), plan on joining us for the Edisto Beach Road Race. Open to the entire family, there is a 5K run combined with a 1M walk on Saturday, November 18th. It takes you through the roads of Wyndham’s golf course resort and around the beach. Enjoy the views of Edisto’s Big Bay Creek and the Plantation Golf Course while feeling a cool fall breeze on your face. Access more details and register here.  

Edisto Triathlon

For the trained athlete, Edisto hosted its second EVER triathlon last October. The Edisto Island Triathlon is a half iron distance triathlon event held entirely on Edisto Island and Edisto Beach, South Carolina. This soon to be world famous race features a “with the tide” ocean swim and two loop bike that is flat and fast. The bike path trails through the Island under live oak canopies and the run course takes you along the beach’s interior roads with views the golf course and Big Bay Creek. This year’s triathlon will be held on November 11th, 2023.

From the fitness guru to the leisure stroller, there is something for everyone, all year round. Treat your mind, body, and soul to what our beautiful natural surroundings have to offer. Breathe in Edisto and exhale your stresses – you won’t regret it!

Edisto Beach Rentals – Golf Carts, Bikes, Kayaks & More

On your next Edisto adventure, consider renting a golf cart to traverse in style! While age requirements vary from business to business, anyone driving the golf cart must have a valid driver’s license and follow all of the golf cart rules the Town of Edisto Beach has set in place. Leave your own golf cart at home, as we only allow visitors to rent. Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to find Edisto rentals, we have plenty of options! And, we’ve even linked the Town’s rules at the end of this blog – we have you covered for an effortless vacation. 

Infinity Cart Rentals

  • Age Requirements: 18 & up
  • Rentals Available: Golf Carts
  • Delivery or Pickup: Delivery

Cruise around Edisto with a golf cart rental! With Infinity Cart Rentals, renting a golf cart for your Edisto Beach getaway is a breeze. They’ll have your rental ready when you arrive with a full tank of gas, so the exploring doesn’t have to wait! Don’t deal with the hassle of carrying your beach essentials; arrive in style to your beach access and make the day effortless with your rental. After your visit is over, Infinity Cart Rentals will pick up your rental for you! Have a large group with you? No worries here, because you can rent a 4 seat or a 6 seat golf cart so there’s room for everyone! Infinity Cart Rentals does require the renter to be 18 years of age.

GolfCart.Fun

  • Age Requirements: 21+ to drive and 25+ to rent.
  • Rentals Available: Luxury Street Legal Golf Carts LSV’s – 4 & 6 Seat Vehicles (Lithium or Lead Acid)
  • Delivery or Pickup: They deliver to your door!

If you’re looking to level up your Edisto Beach vacation, you’re in the right place! GolfCart.Fun’s luxury Edisto Beach golf cart rentals can legally by driven at night and on any road with posted speed limits of 35 mph (unlike our competitors). They provide guests with the opportunity to explore this beautiful island town in style, comfort, and convenience; and have recently become the premier provider of luxury golf cart rentals in Edisto Beach. Whether you’re cruising the scenic byways, exploring hidden corners, or simply making your way to the beach, their top-of-the-line golf carts are designed to elevate your Edisto Beach experience. Forget about mundane walks or tedious drives – it’s time to embrace the freedom of the open road with a touch of luxury.

 

Their fleet is made up of the latest 2023 Street Legal Luxury Golf Carts LSVs, all of which come equipped with:

  • Seat Belts
  • DOT certified headlights
  • Bluetooth Sound System
  • 2x USB Charging Ports
  • Backup Camera
  • Charging Cord & 25 ft extension cord
  • Brush Guard
  • Extended Roof
  • Fully Loaded and Lifted
  • Beer/Item Storage
  • LED Lighting
  • 23″ Tires

Add-Ons:

  • Lithium Battery
  • Beach Chairs
  • Turtlebox Speakers

Call today at 843-800-0310 or visit our website and see if they can have a golf cart delivered to your door tomorrow! You won’t regret it!

Edisto Bike Rentals

  • Age Requirements: 21 & up (for golf carts)
  • Rentals Available: Golf Carts, Bikes, Pull Carts, Helmets, Baby Seats
  • Delivery or Pickup: Both

Edisto has plenty of bike trails for you to enjoy! In fact, many people say the best way to experience the beauty and adventure of Edisto is through a bike ride. Luckily for our visitors, we have several businesses that can help you rent out a bike for yourself or for the whole family. Edisto Bike Rentals offers free pickup and delivery options for their bicycles, as well as golf cart rentals! They offer adult and children-sized bikes, helmets, baby seats, baskets, pull carts, and more. Make sure if you’re renting a golf cart that you or someone else in your group is 21 years or older!

Island Bikes & Outfitters

  • Age Requirements: 21 & up (for golf carts)
  • Rentals Available: Golf Carts, Bikes, Kayaks, Canoes, Paddleboards
  • Delivery or Pickup: Pickup

Another great local company you can rent bicycles and golf carts from is Island Bikes & Outfitters. They boast that their rental department “includes everything you need to make your stay on Edisto a fun and memorable one” – and they aren’t lying! While bikes may be in their name, Island Bikes & Outfitters rents much more than that. You can rent kayaks, golf carts, and standup paddleboards all in one location! If you’re looking to hit the water or trails, look no further. Island Bikes & Outfitters also requires their golf cart renters to be 21 years of age.

Edisto Essentials

  • Age Requirements: 18 & up (for golf carts)
  • Rentals Available: Golf Carts, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas, Sheets & Towels
  • Delivery or Pickup: Both

When you’re renting all the essentials, it makes sense to check out Edisto Essentials! They offer bicycle and golf cart rentals, as well as tow carts, kayaks, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, sheets & towels, and more. If you’re renting a golf cart, you’ll need to be a licensed and insured driver that’s 18 years of age or older. They also offer free delivery and pickup in the Edisto Beach area, so give them a call to get all your essentials in order!

Edisto Water Sports & Tackle

  • Age Requirements: 18 & up (if under 18, one person in your party must be 18 & up)
  • Rentals Available: Kayaks, Paddleboards
  • Delivery or Pickup: Pickup

Edisto Water Sports & Tackle not only offers rentals, but several excursion tours around Edisto! A few are even taken by kayak, so you can get up close and personal with the natural beauty of the area. When it comes to rentals, they have kayaks and standup paddleboards available to rent out. Stop by Edisto Water Sports & Tackle to make the most out of your Edisto adventure!

Town of Edisto rules and regulations for golf carts

  • Golf carts must have a current Edisto Beach decal.
  • Must have a SC DMV registration/decal
  • Operators must have a valid driver’s license and must have the license on their person while operating the golf cart.
  • Golf carts can be operated only within four miles of the DMV registered address.
  • If there’s a car behind you, pull aside and let them pass.
  • Golf carts may be operated only on secondary roadway or street. This includes every road in the Town of Edisto Beach limits, except Palmetto Boulevard, SC HWY 174.
  • Golf carts may cross a Palmetto Boulevard, you must go straight across, cannot be at an angle.
  • Speed CANNOT exceed 19 mph.
  • Children are not to be held on the operator’s lap while operating the golf cart.
  • May be operated only during daylight hours (30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset).
  • Open container laws, all motor vehicle laws, and parking laws apply to golf carts.

For more rules on golf cart use, visit the Town’s website Golf Cart Use | Town of Edisto Beach, SC. With your cooperation, we all can enjoy cruising around Edisto safely! And, as a reminder, a rental is your best and only choice when it comes to golf carts, as you are not allowed to bring your own golf cart to Edisto.

Don’t forget to remember the rules of the road when you’re biking around Edisto! Get a refresher on the rules & regulations here Bike Regulations | Town of Edisto Beach, SC.

 

 

10th Annual Edisto Road Race Recap

It was another great weekend for Edisto’s annual Road Race! This year’s 10th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race, featuring a 5K run and 1M fun run/walk, watched 92 participants cross the finish line for either the 5K run or 1-mile walk, ranging in ages from 8 to 81.

Photo by Tamma Smith Photography
Photo by Tamma Smith Photography

The Edisto Chamber was able to host another successful road race, allowing folks to enjoy the weather and have fun (or friendly competition!) The 5K began at 8:30 am, and the weather was perfect for the run. Runners lined up all together for a gun start. Another change from last year’s race is that we were able to hold an awards ceremony! Participants picked up their certificates and medals at 10:00 am at the Wyndham Rec Center, and had their photos taken to further celebrate their victories.

Awards

Medals were given out across several categories:

  • 5K Run: Male & Female First Place in each age group; and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall
  • 1 Mile Run/Walk: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall

Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

For the male group, 1st Place Overall went to Ryan Hamdorff (age 36), 2nd Place Overall went to Eran Kilpatrick (age 44), and 3rd Place Overall went to Tyler Larson (age 17).

Photo by Tamma Smith Photography

For the female group, 1st Place Overall went to Joanna Bullock (age 36), 2nd Place Overall went to Ann Smith (age 66), and 3rd Place Overall went to Kim Miller (age 59).

Photo by Tamma Smith Photography

Check out how our other runners placed by accessing the full results here.

While the morning started out with a November chill in the air, it quickly turned into a beautiful day, and the Edisto Beach Road Race was enjoyed by all. A big thank-you to the event participants, volunteers, and event sponsors – Food Lion and Wyndham Ocean Ridge.

Check out our photo gallery below!

 

The 9th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race Hit the Ground Running

November 14th turned out to be a beautiful day on Edisto for this year’s 9th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race, featuring a 5K run and 1M fun run/walk. You could not have asked for better weather on a Saturday in mid-November. 104 participants were registered across the 5K run and 1M walk, ranging in age from 5 to 72.

Participants 9th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race
Run Fun 9th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race

Edisto, like everywhere else in the world it seems, has been under an event/gathering ban for what has felt like forever…especially to a small town where so many travel to vacation and leave their worries behind. Through some COVID modifications to the normal event process, the Edisto Chamber was able to host a race that allowed people to get out and have fun while focusing on everyone’s safety first and foremost.

Beginning of Annual Edisto Beach Road Race

The 5K began at 8:30am with a staggered chip start. Runners lined up in groups of 3-4 spaced six feet apart. They were sent across the start line in 10 second intervals and each person’s time began when they crossed the start line. The award ceremony where people normally gathered was cancelled. However, participants were able to pick up their certificates and medals after the race where they had their picture taken to celebrate their victories.

Awards

Medals were given out across several categories:

  • 5K Run: Male & Female First Place in each age group; and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall
  • 1 Mile Run/Walk: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Overall

Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

For the male group, 1st Place Overall went to Payton Bullock (age 14), 2nd Place Overall went to Jason Cox (age 43), and 3rd Place Overall went to Chad Corbett (age 41).

For the female group, 1st Place Overall went to Hannah Vroon (age 15), 2nd Place Overall went to Amelia Carson (age 17), and 3rd Place Overall went to Kirra Borg (age 13).

You can access the full results here.

On a beautiful day without a cloud in the sky, the Edisto Beach Road Race was enjoyed by all. A big thank-you to the event participants and the event sponsors – Bi Lo and Wyndham Ocean Ridge.

Check out our photo gallery!

Photo Cred: Tamma Smith Photography