PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Schedule and Event Information

PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Wilmington NC
The 2016 PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina is scheduled for October 22, 2016. The Wilmington community offers special PPD IRONMAN lodging rates for triathlon visitors.

The PPD IRONMAN 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.

PPD IRONMAN North Carolina events begin Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and continue through Sunday, October 23, 2016. Athlete Check-In, Athlete Briefing, Artic Ease IRONMAN Celebration Day Breakfast, the Awards Ceremony and more will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The race start is scheduled for 7:15AM on Saturday, October 22, 2016 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.
PPD Beach2Battleship Full & Half Iron Distance Triathlon
The PPD IRONMAN North Carolina begins at Wrightsville Beach with a 2.4 mile swim in a channel connected to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The swim is followed by a 112 mile bike ride and the course concludes with a 26.2 mile run through coastal and southeastern North Carolina.

The PPD IRONMAN North Carolina 2.4 mile swim starts at the southern tip of Wrightsville Beach. The channel is connected to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and offers a constant incoming tide.

The bike course takes athletes through the outskirts of Wilmington and three surrounding counties before returning to Historic Downtown Wilmington.

The two loop run course takes competitors from historic downtown Wilmington to the beautiful Greenfield Lake. The run is an out-and-back, flat and fast course.

The race finishes in downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River. The historic USS North Carolina Battleship can be seen just across the river.

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 sot hat 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 PPD IRONMAN North Carolina website.
Competitors swimming in the Beach2Battleship Triathlon
Starting line at the Beach2Battleship Triathlon
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The Wilmington North Carolina Beach2Battleship 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.
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