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The athletes participating in the Outer Banks Triathlon train for months to achieve their dream. Why do they do it? For some it's to win, some it's for their best personal time, and for some it’s a personal goal on their bucket list. Individual athletes and relay teams exhibit various ranges of skill and expertise. The enthusiasm of the athletes is inspirational for everyone at the site, whether a volunteer, a spectator, or staff. Encouraging and cheering the athletes onward is a crucial part of the day. It is two days of inspiration, excitement, relationships, and achievements. Come to the Outer Banks Triathlon and experience it all! This USAT-sanctioned event includes custom-designed finisher medals, SWAG, and a post-race party with free beer and food for all finishers. Be a part of a relay team, or join in on the Challenge. Sell out potential is high!

Packet Pick-up and Need2Know: Triathlon and Aquabike

  • All athletes are required to show a photo ID.
  • Have your bib number ready! If you don’t know your bib number, there will be a separate line up to request it. Knowing your bib number expedites the pick-up process.
  • NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.

USAT Rules: Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. All relay members must be present to receive the packet or we will split up the relay packet for each participant. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID. Parents cannot pick-up if the youth athlete is not with them.

Packet Pick-up Schedule 

Old Swimming Hole, 410 Airport Road, Manteo, NC 27954.

Park in the field across from the Aquarium for packet pick-up. Follow road to the covered pavilion near the water.

Wrist Band – A tivec wrist band will be placed on your wrist at packet pick-up.

2019 Changes in Race Day Participant Parking Location – PLEASE READ!

Night Before Your Race: Mandatory bike drop at transition one (packet pick-up location) during the packet pick-up times only. Please come to packet pick-up with your bike and bike gear with you to be placed at transition one. Nutrition/Hydration can be brought with you on race morning. You'll be shuttled to the start from athlete parking at Fort Raleigh on race day morning.

Race Day Morning: Allow yourself some extra time by arriving a little earlier. You'll be parking at T2 at Fort Raleigh National Historic Park in the Lost Colony Parking lot. Here, you'll be leaving your running gear behind at your specified bike rack and taking our shuttle over to the start.

PLEASE NOTE: Only vehicles with registered bib holders will be allowed into Fort Raleigh. Spectators will be allowed to shuttle to the Start with their athlete and take a shuttle back to the Finish during one of the scheduled shuttles running throughout the day. Spectators with their own vehicles must park at the swim start in the grass lot across from the Aquarium and shuttle to Fort Raleigh/Finish. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Last shuttle to swim start from Fort Raleigh is at 6:45 a.m.!

Transition 1 Gear Bag: Using the drawstring bag received at packet pick-up, place all swim gear and morning items into the bag that will be transported to the finish for pick-up post race. Please ensure BEFORE race day that the bag provided is of sufficient size to fit all your items. We will not transport any other items left behind. Your race number must be clearly written on the label provided in the packet pick-up bag so that you may identify it upon pick-up at the finish.

Please Note: Bike mechanical support including air will be available in T1. We encourage you to travel lightly. If our provided bag is too small, we accept your personal bag, no bigger than a standard backpack, which also must be clearly labeled.

To view photos from the 2019 tri, click here for Saturday's race and click here for Sunday's race!