North Carolina

North Carolina Beaches to Host Fall Racing Action

20 Oct, 2017

The beaches of North Carolina are getting ready to host some fall racing action. Here is a sampling:

PPD Ironman 70.3 North Carolina (Oct. 21): The PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina triathlon will feature a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. This “point-to-point-to-point-to-point” event begins in Wrightsville Beach and takes athletes along a fast channel swim. The bike course runs through the coastal countryside outside Wilmington, and the run traverses Greenfield Lake before athletes finish in historic Wilmington’s river district, across from the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. The 2017 PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina will offer 30 qualifying slots to the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Details:

N.C. Surf To Sound Challenge (Nov. 3-5): This paddle boarding tradition and WPA Sanctioned event attracts 100+ paddlers from across the globe, including pros like Elite race winner Larry Cain. Elite Paddlers will brave the Atlantic, battle through Masonboro Inlet and navigate the channel behind Masonboro Island. Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach. 910-256-2251;

Stray off course this fall and see where the water takes you! From the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach to Wilmington’s river district, there are year-round events, attractions and outdoor activities to satisfy the mind, body and soul. For special offers and seasonal highlights, visit For a Free Official Visitors Guide, call 1-866-266-9690 or email


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