The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina is scheduled for October 13, 2018. The Wilmington community offers special IRONMAN lodging rates for triathlon visitors.
The IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina is a popular race that takes in US naval history and the coastal beauty of southeastern North Carolina. This event attracts athletes from all over the country and around the world to Wilmington, North Carolina. Family members and friends can access live tracking online to watch the status of their athlete as they compete.
IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina events begin Thursday, October 11, 2018 and continue through race-day which is Saturday, October 13, 2018. Athlete Check-In, IRONMAN Village, the official IRONMAN store and more will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center.
The race is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Wrightsville Beach. Click here for a list of scheduled events and activities.
If you are visiting Wilmington from out of town for this exciting event, check out these special rates and offers from our local hotel partner. In addition, explore our site to find lists of Wilmington attractions, Wilmington restaurants and other Wilmington events.
The Wilmington IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon attracts visitors from across the country and around the world to this popular destination along the North Carolina Coast. Make sure while you are visiting Wilmington, North Carolina to check out the top attractions the area has to offer. You can find a full list of our favorite attractions here.
2018 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina Triathlon
The IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina begins at Wrightsville Beach with a swim in a channel connected to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The swim is followed by a bike ride and the triathlon concludes with a run.
The IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina ROKA swim course is a unique point-to-point layout with a wave start. It's a salt water swim, but not in the ocean. An incoming tide with athletes swimming with the current will provide fast splits for the 1.2-mile course. The water temperature will be in the upper 60's to low 70's Fahrenheit—perfect for wetsuit use.
The bike course allows athletes to ride from beautiful Wrightsville Beach towards Wilmington. Athletes will cross over the Cape Fear River and continue on a flat and fast course which promises to be a fast ride. Accompanied by a fast swim you will be set up for a PR coming off the bike. Athletes will enjoy 56 miles of nice roads that bring you from the beach to finish up in beautiful Historical downtown Wilmington.
The IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina run course offers athletes a scenic tour of historic downtown as they head out to the beautiful Greenfield Lake area. As athletes run around Greenfield Lake, they will be shaded by old live oak trees with beautiful Spanish moss. Athletes will also have great views of the lake as they make their way to the turn around. The run course is flat and fast and offers athletes loads of support from spectators. This is a great opportunity for a fast run split.
Volunteering is a fun way to get involved and support the athletes. Triathletes are very appreciative of the volunteers that contribute to the success of the race and often thank volunteers throughout the race. Volunteer today so that you can be part of the fun and excitement!
“Triathletes are tough. Persevering through grueling training and the most demanding of races with single-minded purpose reflects not simply a desire to compete, but to prevail against the odds. Like a triathlon, the journey back from disease and illness to health and wellness requires dedication, teamwork and perseverance."
Click here to be directed to the official IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina website.
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Holiday Inn Wilmington-Market Street is a convenient drive to start at Wrightsville Beach and 1 Mile to finish line at UNCW!! Parking and shuttle to the start is free.
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