2023 YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon ~ Results . .


Sprint Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 1150 Meters,Bike 11.5 Miles,Run 3.1 Miles
Youth Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 100 Meters, Bike 4 Miles, Run 1.6 Miles
  • Race Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • Start Time: 7:00 am
  • Location:Wrightsville Beach Town Hall
  • Address: 321 Causeway Dr.
  • City/State/Zip:Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480
  • Country: USA

_ The 2022 YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint:

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina's Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon first held in 1979, was the brainchild of Karl Sutter, a then resident of Wrightsville Beach. Karl was competitive by nature and had been college swimmer. A few years after college, Karl had taken up running to get back in shape, and one day sprained his ankle and then turned to cycling as an outlet for fitness while his injury healed. When reading Sports Illustrated in the spring of ‘79 he noticed a small article about the first Ironman triathlon with it’s 12 participants that was held in Hawaii the prior fall. Karl approached the local YMCA which was under the direction of Jack Morris at the time, and a new event for the area was born. This triathlon originally named the Pepsi YMCA Triathlon would become the first and longest running triathlon on the east coast of the US with its start of 99 participants that September, 1979.

This event creates a lot of excitement and enthusiasm within the race community because of its scenic location in beautiful Wrightsville Beach. The course is flat and the distances are short, making it a great first event for new triathletes, and a great time trial for more experienced racers.

In recent years, the YMCA has added a Youth Triathlon event in addition to the traditional Sprint Triathlon, increasing the participation in younger athletes. The Y has also added a Corporate Relay Division to encourage local businesses to come out and compete for a very large trophy to display in their business, not to mention bragging rights for the year! 

It is highly recommended that you pick up your race packet and check your bike into the transition area on Friday September 23rd


12:00pm-7:00pm: Packet Pickup
4:00pm to 7:30pm: (RECOMMENDED) Optional Bike Check In Wrightsville Beach Park (321 Causeway Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480)
5:00pm: Youth Triathlon Walkthrough
6:00pm: Pre-Race Q&A Meeting


5:00am-6:45am: Transition Opens
5:00am-6:30am: Packet Pick-Up
5:00am-6:30am: Chip Pickup (athletes will be required to self body mark on hands only)
7:00am: Transition Closes
7:00am: Sprint Triathlon Starts
8:00am: Youth Triathlon Start
10:30am: Awards Ceremony


All participants can walk to the start.  The start is a 3/4 mile walk or jog from transition.  We will have one traffic lane closed from Wynn Plaza to the Blockade Runner Beach Start area with bathrooms located on the way

2023 Results:

2023 Results at: runsignup.com 

Previous Results:

- -) 2001-2022 Race Results:
2022 Results at: runsignup.com
2021 Results at: runsignup.com 

2020 Results at: runsignup.com or USAT 
2019 Results at: runsignup.com or athlinks.com 
2018 Results: Male / Female / Searchable 
2017 Results: Male / Female / USAT 
2016 Results at: roguerunners.org 
2015 Results at: roguerunners.org  
2014 Results at: usatriathlon.org  
2013 Results at: usatriathlon.org  
2012 Results: Male / Female 
2011 Results: Male / Female / Relay 

2010 Results at: usatriathlon.org  
2009 Results at: usatriathlon.org or athlinks.com 
2008 Results at: athlinks.com 
2007 Results at: athlinks.com 
2006 Results at: athlinks.com 
2005 Results at: athlinks.com 
2004 Results at: athlinks.com 
2003 Results at: athlinks.com 
2002 Results: not available ???
2001 Results at: athlinks.com 

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