The 12th Annual ‘Tri the Wildwoods’ will take place Saturday, August 29 along the beautiful beaches, streets and boardwalk of North Wildwood, with hundreds of athletes from across the country participating.
The Triathlon’s Sprint division will feature a .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike race, and 3.1 mile beach/boardwalk run. New this year is the International division which will feature a .6 mile swim, 18.5 mile bike race, and a 5 mile run. Both events begin at 6:30 a.m. and all participants will be treated to a catered hot breakfast buffet on the beach.
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, August 29, after the final wave of the triathlon has begun. The swim course and run course will begin at 15th Street and the beach in North Wildwood; the bike course will begin at 13th Avenue and JFK Boulevard in North Wildwood.
A Kids Splash ‘n Dash will begin at 9 a.m., which incorporates a swim and run course for children ages 6 through 14 and focuses on finishing rather than competing. Children can participate in either the “Little Kids” 100 meter swim and .5 mile run or the “Big Kids” 200 meter swim and 1 mile run. All registered children will receive a complimentary Morey’s Piers Amusement and Water Park Pass.
Also new this year will be Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Races on Friday night, August 28.
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.