SWIM (Half): 1.2 Miles (Ocean)
BIKE (Half): 56 Miles
RUN (Half): 13.1 Miles
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 run course is a two loop out and back course along the island’s “interior” roads and is one of the flattest run courses you will find. This event is a double transition event with Transition 1 (Swim to Bike) being held at the Edisto Beach State Park and Transition 2 (Bike to Run) being held at Bay Creek Park which is exactly 3 miles (and a super easy drive) from the State Park.
The swim begins at the Edisto Beach State Park and will be wetsuit legal. The course is along the shoreline with athletes swimming out just far enough to reach smooth water before making the turn to swim parallel to the beach. We will stage the swim based on the tide so swimmers will be swimming WITH the current.
The bike course will start at the Edisto Beach State Park and travel north within the bike lanes while on the main road. Cyclists will make three turns off the main road to hit quiet and mostly hidden roadways many visitors to Edisto have never seen. The course is best described as flat with little to no elevation gain of note and definitely no hills of any sort.
The run is an out and back 2-loop affair held within the interior roadways of Edisto Beach and partly on the Wyndham Resort Property. Within the resort runners will find Edisto’s only “hill” and traverse this massive 7 foot climb. Runners will pass by Whaley’s Bar & Grill 4 times (we highly suggest this hang out spot for spectators during the event) and will find fully stocked aid stations spaced every 1 mile to 1.5 miles.
Post Event festivities will take place at Bay Creek Park on the Western edge of the island.