Biathlon March 6, 2010
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
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
Blockade Runner @ 910-256-2251 or visit
or Coastal Urge @ 910-256-6468 or