Thursday, July 14

• This Year's ECOthon presented by Barrier Island Eco Tours


Barrier Island Eco Tours proudly presents the 12th Annual Barrier Island ECOthon! This unique event will take place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 over Charleston’s naturally beautiful barrier islands of Capers, Dewees, Isle of Palms & Sullivans. The ECOthon is a sprint style adventure race with paddling, swimming, running & biking, and is a distinctive fundraising event. The ECOthon is designed to offer you the opportunity to be fully immersed in nature while challenging your abilities, with the additional benefit of providing compassionate support to the Charleston Tibetan Society. Previous ECOthons have raised over $20,000 directly improving the lives of Tibetans around the world as well as assisting and inspiring many people affected by cancer thru the Livestrong.org &amp. Sincere thanks to ALL the participants, sponsors and volunteers who support the ECOthon!


The Barrier Island ECOthon is ultimately a journey, although it also provides a competitive option for those who wish. It is synergistically designed to encourage a healthy ECOconscious lifestyle, provide a unique opportunity to experience nature while being a benefit not only to yourself, but to others as well through the proceeds of this unique charitable event.The ECOthon genuinely wishes to empower you to strengthen your belief in yourself and your natural capabilities to achieve your dreams! In any moment, each of us has immense inner power to change our world in many positive ways & to make our dreams a reality through the force of a focused mind combined with the power of persistent perseverance! Remember the ECOthon’s motto:

Click to view Post & Courier articles by David Quick.

Tuesday, October 25

2011 ECOthon Photos & Results

Congratulations to all for experiencing the 2011 Barrier Island ECOthon!  And my sincere thanks to all of you, the sponsors and the volunteers who made it possible.  
Click the image for a link to photos you can share with friends & family via Facebook.

Here are the final results with cumulative times and places at the Marina transition from kayak to bike and at the turnaround on Capers northern most point.  For the more inquisitive, click here for timing and splits at each transition.

Place Division Name Last Age TEAM Finish time Bike split Marina Place Marina time Capers N Place Capers North time
1 solo m1 Dirk Dewitt 37 #1 @ Folly Challenge 03:19 00:53 1 02:26 1 01:09
2 solo m2 Giles Branch 33
03:28 00:52 2 02:36 2 01:15
3 solo m3 Billy McCracken 43 #2 @ Folly Challenge 03:37 00:53 4 02:44 4 01:21
4 solo m4 Isaac Speights 36
03:38 00:55 3 02:43 3 01:17
5 solo m5 Spencer Beamer 24
03:46 00:53 5 02:53 5 01:22
6 solo m6 Justin Fisher 32 #4 @ Folly Challenge 03:54 00:51 12 03:03 11 01:27
7 dual m1 Matt White 28 Team MAN! 03:55 01:00 8 02:55 8 01:24
7 dual m1 Kevin Jefferies 30 Team MAN! 03:55 01:00 8 02:55 8 01:24
8 solo f1 Michele Milner 26
04:01 01:03 9 02:58 9 01:24
9 solo m7 Jon Remold 38
04:01 01:07 6 02:54 7 01:24
10 relay m1 Jason Coker 29 TransLogic 04:03 00:47 18 03:16 21 01:39
10 relay m1 Derek Workman 28 TransLogic 04:03 00:47 18 03:16 21 01:39
11 solo m8 Chris Herndon 41
04:03 01:00 13 03:03 12 01:28
12 solo m9 Chris Johnson 46
04:04 00:51 17 03:13 20 01:36
13 solo m10 Mike Creed 31
04:05 01:00 14 03:05 16 01:32
14 solo m11 Todd Lausch 47 Happy Birthday 04:07 01:06 11 03:01 13 01:28
15 solo m12 Kevin Bush 35
04:08 01:08 10 03:00 10 01:26
16 solo m13 Todd Sevier 37
04:10 01:04 16 03:06 15 01:30
17 solo m14 Chris Lausch 41
04:10 01:05 15 03:05 14 01:30
18 dual m2 Justin Lucey 51 J & J 04:32 01:11 19 03:21 19 01:35
18 dual m2 Jim Eagan 51 J & J 04:32 01:11 19 03:21 19 01:35
19 relay x1 Adrienne Levy 26 Aloha 04:38 01:15 23 03:23 26 01:57
19 relay x1 David Bettenbaugh 36 Aloha 04:38 01:15 23 03:23 26 01:57
20 relay f1 Catherine Rubenstein 42
04:41 01:18 20 03:23 25 01:57
20 relay f1 Anne Powell 24
04:41 01:18 20 03:23 25 01:57
21 solo m15 Rob Hamill 36
04:44 01:21 21 03:23 17 01:35
22 relay f2 Linda-Marie Hamill 33 Locals 04:44 01:21 22 03:23 18 01:35
22 relay f2 Beth Sharp 37 Locals 04:44 01:21 22 03:23 18 01:35
23 solo m16 Patrick Hackett 18
04:57 02:02 7 02:55 6 01:23
24 Tri 1 Mark Schwartztrauber 52 Hot Sauce 05:00 01:18 24 03:42 22 01:46
24 Tri 1 Kevin Ball 33 Hot Sauce 05:00 01:18 24 03:42 22 01:46
24 Tri 1 Adam Daniels 33 Hot Sauce 05:00 01:18 24 03:42 22 01:46
25 relay m1 Gary Hardy 59 CHS Moves 05:14
26
27 02:18
25 relay m1 Chris Tullman 36 CHS Moves 05:14
26
27 02:18
26 Tri 2 Sara Daniels 33 Glidesdales 05:35
25
23 01:50
26 Tri 2 Mark Shutters 41 Glidesdales 05:35
25
23 01:50
26 Tri 2 Derek Sorenson 31 Glidesdales 05:35
25
23 01:50
27 relay f3 Liz Cuttino 30 team V

27 05:59 24 01:54
27 relay f3 Christie Minion 32 team V

27 05:59 24 01:54

Thursday, October 20

2011 ECOthon Experience this weekend!




The 7th Annual Barrier Island ECOthon presented by Barrier Island Eco Tours is this Sunday, October 23 and is a unique charitable fundraiser for the Charleston Tibetan Society. The ECOthon focuses on appreciating nature & outdoor experiences along this epic journey.  Much thanks to our sponsors  including:

 

Here's some IMPORTANT INFO on the ECOthon weekend schedule, gear & safety.

SCHEDULE 
~ Sat, 10/22 from 5 to 7 pm ~ Packet pickup at Try Sports (Ste 102, 1903 U.S. 17, Mount Pleasant, SC‎,            843-849-9292      ‎) in Mt Pleasant's Town Centre. They'll have any last minute gear you might need.  
              
USA Triathlon is sanctioning the ECOthon and requires your photo ID, and one of the following: a current USAT membership card, a $10 one day license or an annual membership of $39.  I'll have forms available for USAT membership.  USAT requires a photo ID for ALL participants including ALL relays teams, so don't forget your drivers license!  NO PICTURE ID, NO RACE.

SUNDAY, 10/23 @ Isle of Palms Marina
7:30 - 8:30 am CHECK-IN & SET-UP BIKE & PADDLING DEVICE beginning at sunrise. EVERYONE must check-in so we know how many souls will be enjoying the ECOthon experience.  Then setup your bike on Morgan Creek Grill's lawn on racks provided by Holy City Coop.  Finally, stage your kayak, SUP board or other self propelled floatation device near the boat ramp. For those renting from Coastal Expeditions,there will also be a kayak orientation meeting.  
~ 8:30 am ~ PRErace meeting to review safety & course one more time as  well as to answer any remaining questions, then start to LAUNCH kayaks, SUP boards, or other self propelled floatation device.
   ~ 9 am ~ START of the ECOthon at ~60 degrees & 10 mph winds.
11 am ~ Low tide at ~65 degrees.
~ 12:30 pm ~ fastest finishers with the majority finishing between 4.5 to 5.5 hours, so 1:30 to 2:30.

NATURAL ELEMENTS Sunday's NOAA forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies with highs ~70 degrees with a steady 10 mph wind so remember the sun screen.  The ocean temp is still around 70 degrees, so quite comfortable. 
I highly recommend drinking sufficient amounts of water to achieve your adequate hydration level before getting to the Marina. 

HYDRATION I highly recommend drinking sufficient amounts of water to achieve your proper hydration level before getting to the Marina on Sunday, and recommend bringing enough of your own favorite fluid on the paddle/kayak sections as well as for the final biking section. I'll provide water stations on the north end of Dewees Island as well as on Capers Island, and at the Marina.

GEAR & SAFETY:
~ KAYAK ~ If you are planning on renting a kayak from Coastal Expeditions & you haven't contacted them yet, please call them ASAP at             843-884-7684      . They'll have it ready for you at the start and will pick it up after, so quite convenient, in addition to providing PFD and whistle.

Everyone needs some unique method to identify your kayak with an effective marker to make it easier to distinguish from the many others that will be lined up on the south end of Dewees Island. 

~ A Personal Floatation Device (Coast Guard Type III) are required to be worn during all paddle sections. 

WHISTLE will be a necessity and verified by an ECOthon volunteer before entering the water for the kayak and swims, so make sure you've got one! Coastal Expeditions PFD's have one attached that can be removed and replaced... I highly recommend you getting a whistle of your own to carry with you of life's daily adventures because they could save your life or someone you know in an emergency.

~ SWIM ~ Make sure you have a whistle before entering the water and look to see where the currents are moving the swimmers to see where you should enter the water. Feel free to ask someone where to enter the water if you have any question.  Also, you'll be responsible for keeping you shoes dry if you wish during the crossing.  Fins are allowed, however they must be carried during the Dewees beach run and can be left on Capers Beach during the run on Boneyard Beach. Since safety is first, the Isle of Palms Fire Department & ECOthon volunteers will be in safety boats during the paddle and swim sections so if you need assistance, just whistle!! Of course, if you hear someone whistling and you can be of service, please take care of your fellow ECOthoner until more help can arrive.

~ BIKE ~ Helmets must be worn properly before leaving the transition area and on the entire bike course until crossing finish line. While biking you are required to follow ALL traffic laws and will be immediately DQ'd if found in violation. There are several stop signs and a traffic light; please follow traffic signals.  The bike course is not closed, meaning open to traffic and only a couple volunteers on the course but it will be marked at turns with cones, small shark signs, OR even pink ribbon, SO STONGLY SUGGEST you study the course map and if needed, make small notes or a print out to take along with you on the bike.

~ CLOTHING ~ Highest recommendation is COMFORT! This varies between people, so also recommend light and moisture wicking tops & bottoms as well as supportive footware. 

Looking forward to seeing ya'll soon.