YMCA ANNUAL 26TH TRIATHLON

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2004

START 7AM

 AT THE

BLOCKADE RUNNER BEACH RESORT  

The 26th Annual Triathion is being held to benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA. It is held in the Town of Wrightsville Beach and the City of Wilmington, boasts a very colorful history. Dating back to the era of the first Ironman, our triathlon is not only the oldest in the South, but also the largest in North Carolina. It is a sprint distance race, with 1.5 mile swim, 12 mile bike and 3.1 mile run

From the very beginning, the triathlon was a fund raiser for the local YMCA. Today, the race provides proceeds to the YMCA of Wilmington for use in our Community Partnerís Campaign which provides funds for children to attend programs such as Day Camp, After School Child care, Swimming Lessons and various Youth Sports. These programs give them a chance to develop healthy spirits, minds and bodies.

ABOUT THE COURSE (PICTURE OF COURSE)

The saltwater swim is held in the bay west of Wrightsville Beach island. The 1.5 kilometer course is swum on an incoming tide with a light northward current. Water temperature will be 74-76F. The 40 kilometer bike course is highway surface and flat and is out and back. The running course is held on a hard flat surface, out and back, finishing 1000 yards from the transition area. Air temperature may range from 72-80"F throughout the race.

 

AWARDS

OVERALL: Prizes will go to the top 3 female and top 3 male overall finishers and top 3 female and male Masters. (Masters: Age 40 years or older.)

 

AGE GROUPS: First finisher in each age division will receive prizes. First three finishers in each age division will receive a custom designed award.

 

WOMEN'S DIVISION 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40- 44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+.

 

MEN'S DIVISION.- 14-19, 20-24, 25-27, 28-30, 31-33, 34-36, 37-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

 

CLYDESDALE / ATHENA: Top 3 finishers Female: 155-180 lbs., 181 + lbs.; Male: 185-199 lbs., 200+ lbs.

 

TEAMS: Top three teams in each category will receive custom designed awards for each member of the team.

 

LOCAL AWARDS: First male and female finishers overall, who are permanent residents of New Hanover, Pender, or Brunswick Counties will receive a one year membership to the Wilmington Family YMCA.

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