‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K and Kids Race Returns Aug. 25 to the Beaches of North Wildwood

The 15th Annual ‘Tri the Wildwoods’ will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 along the beautiful beaches, streets and boardwalk of North Wildwood, with hundreds of athletes from across the country participating in this “rite of passage race.”

The Triathlon’s Sprint division will feature a 1/4 mile swim, 10-mile bike race and 3.1-mile beach/boardwalk run. The Sprint will begin at 6:30 a.m. The Olympic division will feature a 0.6-mile swim, 18-mile bike race and a five-mile run. The Olympic will begin at 6:50 a.m.

The event will also include a 5K, or 3.1-mile beach/boardwalk run, strictly for runners, set to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, after the final wave of the triathlon has begun. The swim course and run course will begin at 15th Avenue and the beach in North Wildwood; the bike course will begin at 13th Avenue and JFK Boulevard in North Wildwood.

A Wild Child Triathlon will begin at 9 a.m., which incorporates a swim and run course for children ages six through 14 and focuses on finishing rather than competing. Children can participate in either the “Little Kids” 100-meter swim and 0.5 mile run or the “Big Kids” 200-meter swim and one-mile run. All registered children will receive a complimentary Morey’s Piers Amusement Park 1-Day Pass and a hat.

Tri the Wildwoods, a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, first took place in the Wildwoods in August 2004 and has grown to attract more than 1,500 runners a year from throughout the northeast as well as athletes from as far as Colorado, California, Ireland, Iceland and Canada. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group immediately following the race.

For additional information about Tri the Wildwoods events or to register, visit www.DelmoSports.com.