Wrightsville Beach Biathlon March 6, 2010


Wrightsville Beachís first Biathlon


The Blockade Runner Beach Resort will host the first Annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon. This is also the first biathlon held anywhere that replaces swimming with the growing sport of paddleboarding. Like swimming, paddleboarding is an upper body exercise, however, paddleboarding allows the biathlon to take place when the water is cold. Also unique to the event, the run portion will take place totally on the oceanfront sand. This hard sand 4-mile course will present a different challenge than the typical paved road race. 

 The Biathletes will start the paddleboard segment regatta style at the resorts harbor side pier. They will then paddle a 4-mile course around Harbor Island and return to the Blockade Runners sound side beach. The biathletes will transition to the run portion of the event where they will cross to the ocean side through the public access beside the hotel. The run will be north to Johnny Mercerís pier then south to the Oceanic Pier finishing oceanfront at the Resort.

 The winners will receive complimentary weekends at the Blockade Runner along with over $1000 in prizes donated by Coastal Urge. The patio awards ceremony immediately follows the race and includes burgers and beers for the athletes and their families.

 The race will start rain or shine at 10 am Saturday, March 6th 2010. The Blockade Runner will offer a special race rate, which will include a paddleboard rental. With the race taking place in close proximity to the island this will be an excellent spectator event. Donít miss this unique race experience

 For information and registration please contact the

 Blockade Runner @ 910-256-2251 or visit www.blockade-runner.com

or Coastal Urge @ 910-256-6468 or info@coastalurge.com