‘Tri the Wildwoods’ Triathlon, 5K & Kids Race Returns Aug. 26 on the Beaches in North Wildwood

THE WILDWOODS – The 14th Annual ‘Tri the Wildwoods’ will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 along the beautiful beaches, streets and boardwalk of North Wildwood with hundreds of athletes from across the country participating in this end of summer “rite of passage race.”

The Triathlon’s Sprint division will feature a quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike race and 3.1-mile beach/boardwalk run. The International division will feature a .6-mile swim, 18.5-mile bike race and a five-mile run. Both events begin at 6:30 a.m. and all participants will be treated to a catered hot breakfast on the beach. 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.

The event will also include an additional 5K, or 3.1-mile, beach/boardwalk run, strictly for runners, set to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, after the final wave of the triathlon has begun.

Also, a Kids Splash ‘n Dash 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 .5-mile run, or the “Big Kids” 200-meter swim and one-mile run. All registered children will receive a complimentary Morey’s Piers amusements and water parks pass.

Tri the Wildwoods, a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, first took place in the Wildwoods in 2004 and has grown to attract more than 1,500 runners each 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.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call (800) 992-9732.