Beach2Battleship Iron Triathlon

This Saturday it’s the Annual Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon! The internationally recognized competition attracts athletes from all over the world to compete across Wilmington. The race starts with a 2.4 mile (1.2 mile for the half) swim in Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 am. The swim is followed by a 112 mile (56 mile for the half) bike ride which starts at Wrightsville Beach and takes competitors through Wilmington and three surrounding counties towards White Lake, before ending in Historic Downtown Wilmington. From there the running portion begins with the athletes running 26.2 miles (13.1 miles for the half) around Downtown Wilmington and Greenfield Lake before finishing on the Cape Fear River right across from the USS North Carolina Battleship. This exciting race sponsored by PPD brings thousands of competitors to Wilmington every year. If you see the swimmers, bikers, and runners this Saturday be sure to cheer them on!

Banks Channel, where the race begins with a 2.4 mile swim

Banks Channel, where the race begins with a 2.4 mile swim

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