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Outer Banks Triathlon

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
Old Swimming Hole Airport Road ManteoNC  27954
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
Old Swimming Hole Airport Road ManteoNC  27954
Triathlon-Half (Saturday, Septemeber 15,2018) - Outer Banks Half
$195.00
Triathlon-Half (Saturday, Septemeber 15,2018) - Outer Banks Half
$195.00
Triathlon-Olympic Distance (Saturday, September 15, 2018) - Outer Banks Olympic
$110.00
Triathlon-Olympic Distance (Saturday, September 15, 2018) - Outer Banks Olympic
$110.00
Triathlon-Sprint Distance (Sunday , September 16, 2018) - Outer Banks Sprint
$90.00
Triathlon-Sprint Distance (Sunday , September 16, 2018) - Outer Banks Sprint
$90.00
Half Distance Relay - Half Relay Team Captain (Create your team)
$270.00
Half Distance Relay - Half Relay Team Captain (Create your team)
$270.00
Half Distance Relay - Half Relay Team Member (Join an existing team)
$0.00
Half Distance Relay - Half Relay Team Member (Join an existing team)
$0.00
Olympic Distance Relay - Olympic Relay Team Captain (Create your team)
$190.00
Olympic Distance Relay - Olympic Relay Team Captain (Create your team)
$190.00
Olympic Distance Relay - Olympic Relay Team Member (Join an existing team)
$0.00
Olympic Distance Relay - Olympic Relay Team Member (Join an existing team)
$0.00
Sprint Distance Relay - Sprint Relay Team Captain (Create your team)
$150.00
Sprint Distance Relay - Sprint Relay Team Captain (Create your team)
$150.00
Sprint Distance Relay - Sprint Relay Team Member (Join an existing team)
$0.00
Sprint Distance Relay - Sprint Relay Team Member (Join an existing team)
$0.00
Triathlon-Series Challenger (Saturday and Sunday) - Half & Sprint Distance
$280.00
Triathlon-Series Challenger (Saturday and Sunday) - Half & Sprint Distance
$280.00
Triathlon-Series Challenger (Saturday and Sunday) - Olympic & Sprint Distance
$190.00
Triathlon-Series Challenger (Saturday and Sunday) - Olympic & Sprint Distance
$190.00
Aqua Bike - Half Aquabike
$180.00
Aqua Bike - Half Aquabike
$180.00
Aqua Bike - Olympic Aquabike
$95.00
Aqua Bike - Olympic Aquabike
$95.00
Aqua Bike - Sprint Aquabike
$75.00
Aqua Bike - Sprint Aquabike
$75.00

About This Activity

Triathletes train for months to achieve their dream.Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience the enthusiam, inspiration and skill! The Sprint Triathlon distance is perfect for those beginner triathletes. Move up to the Olympic Triathlon distance or choose the Half Triathlon distance and see if you have what it takes!

Why do they do it? Some to win, some for their best personal time and for some it’s a personal goal on their bucket list.  Individual athletes and relay teams exhibit various ranges of skill and expertise. The enthusiasm of the athletes is inspirational for everyone at the site whether a volunteer, a spectator or staff. Encouraging and cheering the athletes’ onward is a crucial part of the day. It is 2 days ofinspiration, excitement, relationships and achievements.

Triathlon Distance Category Breakdown

Sprint Triathlon—750 meters (0.465 mile) swim / 20 kilometer (12.5 mi) bike / 5 km (3.1 mi) run

Olympic Triathlon—1500 meters (0.93 mile) swim / 40km (25 mi) bike / 10 km (6.2 mi) run

 

Half-Triathlon—1900 meters (1.2 mile) swim / 90 kilometers (56 mi) bike / 21.1 km (13.1 mi) run

Event details and schedule

Outer Banks Triathlon
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

HALF DISTANCE Saturday, September 15, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 am – Packet Pick-Up

5:30 to 6:45 am – Pre-Race Safety; Body Marking; Bike Safety Check 
Transition Closes at 6:45 am (once closed you cannot re-enter) 

6:50 Pre-race announcements at Swim Start

7:00 AM START – Swimmers on course

Race Cutoff - 3:30 pm

Post Race Party 1:00 pm

OLYMPIC DISTANCE Saturday, September 15, 2018

5:30 to 6:30 am – Packet Pick-Up

5:30 to 6:45 am – Pre-Race Safety; Body Marking; Bike Safety Check

Transition Closes at 6:45 am (once closed you cannot re-enter) 

7:35 Pre-race announcements at Swim Start 7:45 AM START – Swimmers on course

Race Cutoff - 3:30 PM

Post Race Party 11:00 AM

 SPRINT DISTANCE Sunday, September 16, 2018

6:00 AM to 7:00 AM Packet Pickup/Registration

6:30 to 7:15 am – Pre-Race Safety: Body Marking; Bike Safety Check 
Transition Closes at 7:15 am (once closed you cannot re-enter)

7:20 AM Pre-race announcements at Swim Start Start

7:30 AM – Swimmers on course

Race Cutoff - 12:00 PM

Post Race Party 10:00 AM

Half-Triathlon—1900 meters (1.2 mile) swim / 90 kilometers (56 mi) bike / 21.1 km (13.1 mi) run

Olympic Triathlon—1500 meters (0.93 mile) swim / 40km (25 mi) bike / 10 km (6.2 mi) run

Sprint Triathlon—750 meters (0.465 mile) swim / 20 kilometer (12.5 mi) bike / 5 km (3.1 mi) run

 

ATHLETE INFORMATION / NEED 2 KNOW  
Packet Pick Up & Need2Know Triathlon & Aquabike

 

All athletes are required to show a photo ID.

Have your bib # ready! If you don’t know your bib number, there will be a separate line up to request it. Knowing your bib number expedites the pickup process.

NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or we will split up the relay packet for each participant. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID. Parents cannot pickup if the youth athlete is not with them.

 

Packet Pickup Schedule: Pickup is not inside the Aquarium building.

Location: Old Swimming Hole on Roanoke Island, 3 miles north of Manteo off highway 64. Street Address: NC Aquarium, 374 Airport Rd., Manteo, NC 27954.

 

Park in the field across from the Aquarium. Follow road to the covered pavilion near the water.

Friday, September 14, 2018 Hours: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Packet pick up is under the tent located near the covered Pavilion. (Not inside the Aquarium bldg.)

Have your ID and Bib # ready. This will help expedite the process. Be prepared to show your USAT card if you have one.

5:00 pm - Olympic & Half Participant Meeting at the covered Pavilion. Lisa Lambeth, USAT official will talk about USAT course rules including the most common violations.

Jenny Ash, OBSE Race Director will present a course review followed by a Q & A.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Hours: 6:00 am - 7:00 am Packet pick up for late arrivals Olympic and Half athletes only. Have your photo ID and Bib # ready.

This will help expedite the process.

 

Be prepared to show your USAT card if you have one.

Chip Pick up and Body marking station, are located between the pavilion and the packet pick up tent.

 

IMPORTANT: You must show your bib to be body marked and to pick up your chip. Transition area closes at 7:15 am. The distance from the parking area to the pack pick up is approximately 1/4 mile. The transition area is between these. Allow yourself enough time to park and walk.

 

Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Packet pick up for Sprint athletes.

 

4:45 pm - Sprint Participant Meeting at the covered Pavilion. Lisa Lambeth, USAT official will talk about USAT course rules including most common violations.

Jenny Ash, OBSE Race Director will present a course review followed by a Q & A.

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:00 am - 7:00 am: Packet Pick up for late arrivals Sprint athletes only. Have your ID and Bib # ready.

This will help to expedite the process. Be prepared to show your USAT card if you have one. Timing Chip Pick up and Body marking station are located between the pavilion and the packet pick up tent.

 

IMPORTANT: You must show your bib to be body marked and to pick up your tag. Transition area closes at 7:15 am. Once closed you cannot re-enter.

The distance from the parking area to the pack pick up is approximately 1/4 mile. The transition area is in between these. Allow yourself enough time to park and walk.

     

HYDRATION/AID STATIONS

Run Course Aid Stations will be at (near) each Mile Marker and one at the Start. Stations will have water, Gatorade, & Honey Stinger gels in assorted flavors.

Bike Course Olympic & Half water bottle hand-off at turn arounds. Banana halves at Half turn around. Pretzel sticks on the Olympic and Half Run course.

     

PORTA JOHNS

Swim Start

Transition

At/near all Run Course Aid Stations

Finish Area

 

POST RACE FOOD AND BEER! After you grab snacks under the pavilion at the end of the finish chute and cool down for a minute, head to the ORANGE FOOD TRUCK under the tree at the end of the chute for free PIZZA (on Saturday) or a free BREAKFAST BURRITO (on Sunday). Just show your bib. Food for sale for your people, too. Both days you can head through the gate near the sound to get into the BEVERAGE GARDEN for free BEER!

 

WET SUIT WAVE – ON RACE MORNING the USAT official will sample the water temperature and determine if it is wet suit legal. If the temperature is 78 or higher a separate wave will be added for those who choose to wear a wet suit. These participants will not be eligible for overall or age group awards. There will be a signup sheet for this wave located at the packet pickup tent.

 

TRI OUTER BANKS SPORTS will be the exclusive OBSE on-site Triathlon vendor. Visit them for wet suit and bike rentals and all your Triathlon needs. www.outerbankstrisports.com or call them at 252-715-3278.

 

OUTER BANKS BICYCLE will be available at Transition for Bike Assist and Safety Check. Remember to check your equipment before you show up at the event site.

 

Official 2018 Outer Banks Triathlon retail items will be available for purchase at the Pavilion! Hats, visors, Tech shirts, long sleeved T’s!

 

LOST & FOUND will be located near the Packet Pick up tent.

 

Relay Teams Instructions

• Relay team members will check in individually to pick up their packet. Bring your ID and Bib #.

• Each relay member will receive a bib with the team number on it. The runner is required to wear the bib.

• Relay team timing tag will be picked up by the swimmer on the morning of their heat.

• This timing chip will be shared/transferred between all team members. Team Members MUST transfer the Velcro strap & timing chip while inside the Transition Area. The strap & chip MUST be securely fastened around your ankle before exiting transition. Place chip on outside of ankle.

• This chip will have the corresponding Relay team bib number printed on it.

• Chip MUST be returned to the OBSE volunteer in the Finish chute.

 

AQUABIKERS – Finish time is your bike-in time to transition. Return the timing chip to the volunteer at the Aquabike Finish Tent, then proceed through the Finish Arch to collect your Finish medal.

​Finish Line Etiquette

At the Finish Line athletes should be aware of the other athletes Finishing behind them. Please do not congregate in the chute. Move along and celebrate at the Post Race Party!

Thank you for choosing the Outer Banks Triathlon!

SAVE the DATE for 2019! September 14-15, 2019

2019 REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH! EARLY BIRD PRICING ON ALL 2018 TRI PRICES! REGISTER AND SAVE UNTIL 10/1/2018

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Old Swimming Hole Airport Road ManteoNC  27954
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