(750m/20k/5k) - The race course revolves around a transition area next to Sea Level Inn. The same transition area will be used for all phases.
The swim will be in Nelson Bay, a shelted bay off Core Sound. The water is salty and has little current.
The bike course is out and back, following Hwy. 12 east toward Cedar Island over the Monroe Gaskill Memorial Bridge and back.
The run course is out and back, following Hwy. 70 west over the Dan Taylor Memorial Bridge and back.
Water stations are provided at the turn around point on the bike and on the run.
The finish line is in the drivethru of Wachovia Bank, across the street from the transition area.
Sea Level, North Carolina is about 30 miles east of Morehead City
Nelson Bay Challenge Sprint Triathlon takes place in the Down East community of Sea Level. This is 45 minute drive from Morehead City. Participants, volunteers and those wanting to watch a great race should follow Highway 70 East out of Beaufort. Continue to follow Highway 70 as it heads toward Cedar Island. You will travel through the fishing communities of Smyrna, Davis and Stacy. Once you cross the Dan Taylor Memorial High rise Bridge, Highway 70 immediately turns right and Highway 12 continues east toward Cedar Island. You need to turn right on Highway 70. You will pass Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay, a retirement home, and the Sea Level Extended Care Facility. The race site is within 1 mile of the intersection.