Ironman North Carolina
Time & Location
About the event
The ROKA swim course is staged at Wrightsville Beach and will be a unique point-to-point layout with a wave start. The swim takes place in a channel that is connected to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway—it's a saltwater swim, but not in the ocean. An incoming tide with athletes swimming with the current will provide fast splits for the 1.2-mile course. The water temperature will be in the upper 60's to low 70's Fahrenheit—perfect for wetsuit use.
The bike course takes athletes from beautiful Wrightsville Beach through historical Wilmington. As they leave Wilmington they head out to nice rural country roads that are flat and fast—the perfect course for a PR on the bike and fresh legs for the run.
The IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina run course offers athletes a scenic tour of the historic downtown of Wilmington, while running through a spectator-friendly area. There will be numerous cheering spectators to keep athletes moving forward while they head out to the beautiful Greenfield Lake area. As athletes run around Greenfield Lake, they will be shaded by old live oak trees with beautiful Spanish moss. Athletes will also have great views of the lake as they make their way to the turnaround. The run course is flat and fast and offers athletes with loads of support and cheers from spectators, as well as a great opportunity for a fast run split.