Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau
Thank you for choosing the Outer Banks Triathlon!
Please take a moment to review the below info about our race day plans and procedures.
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 the packet up if the youth athlete is not with them.
Click here for more info on USAT rules and common violations
Packet Pick-Up & Mandatory Bike Drop Locations
Packet Pickup Location
Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island
1401 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954
4.5 miles north of Manteo off Hwy 64
Mandatory Bike Drop Location
Airport Parking Lot (near Old Swimming Hole)
410 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954
Triathlon & Aquabike Packet Pick-Up & Need to Know
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 to request it. Knowing your bib number expedites the pickup process. NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Changes in Race Day Participant Parking Location - PLEASE READ!
Night Before Your Race: Mandatory bike drop at transition one from 3:30-8 p.m. Bring 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 the parking area 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 the finish at Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site in the Lost Colony parking lot.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site is for everyone. Athletes will be given a pass for the shuttle buses and they will be picked up before spectators. The last bus for athletes will leave at 6:30 a.m. Buses will start bringing spectators over after all the athletes have been shuttled to the event site. Once the swim begins, buses will move back and forth from the Old Swimming Hole to Fort Raleigh every hour, on the hour.
**Last shuttle to swim start from Fort Raleigh is at 6:30 a.m.!**
Hydration & Aid Stations
We encourage you to be as self-supported as possible with the hydration you may need on the bike and a hand-held water vessel for the run.
Port-O-Johns are located at the swim Start, transition, near all run course aid stations and at the Finish area.
Wet Suit Wave
On race morning the USAT official will sample the water temperature and determine if it is wetsuit legal. A water temp under 78° allows athletes to wear wetsuits and receive awards. If the temperature is 78° or higher a separate wave will be added for those who choose to wear a wetsuit. These participants will not be eligible for overall or age group awards. There will be a signup sheet for this wave located at the packet pickup tent. If water temp of 84° or higher is taken, no wetsuits will be allowed.
Manteo Cyclery will be our mechanical support on race morning!
They will be available at Transition for Bike Assist and Safety Check. Remember to check your equipment before you show up at the event site.
Official Outer Banks Triathlon retail items will be available for purchase at the Old Swimming Hole. There will be plenty of official OBSE merchandise, including t-shirts, hats, water bottles, athletic gear, etc.
Relay Team Instructions
Reminder: Relay “Runner” must be at T1 at the Old Swimming Hole ready to meet their incoming biker. Allow plenty of time for arrival and know the predicted arrival time of your biker.
Finish time is your bike-in time to transition. Return the timing chip to the volunteer at the Aquabike Finish Tent, then proceed to the finish area at Fort Raleigh National Park for the awards ceremony and food.
Finish Line Etiquette
At the Finish Line athletes should be aware of the other athletes finishing behind them. Please do not congregate in the chute. Move along and celebrate at the Post-Race Party!
Awards will go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall, as well as 1st place in each of the following age groups: Men and women 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Post-Race Food & Beer
Don't miss it! After you finish, head back to the Lost Colony to celebrate your accomplishments with family, friends and other athletes.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found will be located near the packet pick-up tent at Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site.