The 2nd annual Oak Island Sprint Triathlon is truly a breathtaking venue with everything first timers and veterans dream about in an event!
This sprint triathlon will begin with a 1/3rd of a mile ocean swim in the warm 70 degree waters off Oak Island, NC.
After emerging from the salt water athletes will transition to their bikes for an 18 mile bike ride on a route that was never before possible. With the opening of the New Oak Island Bridge in November of 2010 athletes will ride the length of the island and cross both bridges on this fast and scenic route!
Just when you thought the double bridge crossing was the highlight of this event it's time to put on your running shoes. Triathletes head north on this 4 mile out and back run course that will take them to the end of the pier!
This event is open to everyone; from first time triathletes, to relays, to veteran racers looking for a new challenge with breathtaking views.
Swim: The swim course is rectangular shaped, with the swimmers traveling in a clockwise direction. Participants will start with their small swim wave (40-50 athletes) waist deep in the water. Keeping all the large orange buoys on right hand side you'll swim in a clockwise direction. Once the 1/3rd mile is completed you'll exit the water at the southern end of the course (left side on the map) and run 200m over soft sand/grass to the transition area. We'll have plenty of lifeguards and volunteers to keep you safe in the water. If for any reason you're not able to complete the swim we'll safely pull you back to the beach and you may continue racing under an "unofficial" status.
Bike: The bike course is a lap course with one out and back section on the bridge! The course can be described as flat and fast; perfect for the beginner attempting their first triathlon, or even the seasoned veteran looking for a new personal best split! The largest inclines on course will be over the bridge! We'll have plenty of volunteer marshalls and police officers to ensure your safety and keep you on route!
Run: The 4 mile run is pancake flat at zero elevation, a dream to set your personal best! We'll have aid stations at miles 1, 2, and 3 to keep you well hydrated and fueled up! Best part of the out and back format is you'll see competing friends and spectators twice. For the more competitive racer you can guage the competition!
Wilmington, NC: Approximate travel time is 1 hour
US-17 S/Ocean Hwy E toward Shallotte/Myrtle Beach. Go 9.4 miles
Turn left onto N Carolina 87 S/George II Hwy go 11.8 mi
Slight right onto N Carolina 133 S/N Carolina 87 S/River Rd SE go 2.1 mi
Turn right onto N Carolina 133 S/Dosher Cutoff SE go 0.6 mi
Turn right onto N Carolina 133 S/N Carolina 211 N/Southport-Supply Rd SE go 0.8 mi
Turn left onto N Carolina 133 S/Long Beach Rd SE go 3.5 mi
Continue to follow N Carolina 133 S
Slight right onto E Oak Island Dr go 2.4 mi
Turn left onto SE 49th St go 0.2 mi
Take the 2nd right onto E Dolphin Dr go 450 ft.
Destination will be on the right
Mrytle Beach, SC: Approximate travel time is 1.5 hrs
17 North to N Carolina 211 S/Southport-Supply Rd SE. Go approx 9 miles.
Right onto Midway Rd SE. Go approx 4.1 miles.
Go over bridge and Midway Rd SE. will turn into N Middleton Ave.
Turn left onto E Oak Island Dr. Go approx 2.8 miles