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Thank you for choosing the Outer Banks Triathlon!

Please take a moment to review the below info about our race day plans and procedures.

Note that some things are different in 2024 than in previous years. Find out more here.

Photo ID Required

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 pickup 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 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 Schedule (w/ Mandatory Bike Drop)

Packet Pickup:
Friday, September 13, 1-6 p.m.
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:
Friday, September 13, 3-7 p.m.
Airport Parking Lot (near Old Swimming Hole)
410 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954
Park in the new airport lot behind transition area.

Changes in Race Day Participant Parking Location - PLEASE READ!

Night Before Your Race: Mandatory bike drop at transition area (Old Swimming Hole by the aquarium) runs 3-7 p.m. Please come to the transition area with bike and bike gear. 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 the finish at Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site in the Lost Colony parking lot.

PLEASE NOTE: Athletes will be shuttled over first. Spectators will be allowed to be shuttled after all athletes are gone to the start with 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 Fort Raleigh. There is no parking at the Old Swimming Hole. The Aquarium is opened that day as well as the SPCA and Airport. IF you park in those lots, you will be towed. So you must take the shuttle to Fort Raleigh start/finish. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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

Hydration & Aid Stations

  • Run Course aid stations will be at (near) each mile marker
  • Water, Gatorade and Gu gels will be available
  • Olympic Bike Course water bottle hand-off at turn around
  • Bananas and pretzels will be available at the turn around

Port-O-Johns are located at the swim start, near all Run Course aid stations and at the Finish area.

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.

Wet Suit Wave On Race Morning

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 a water temp of 84° or higher is taken, no wetsuits will be allowed.

Mechanical Support

We'd like to welcome Manteo Cyclery as our new mechanical support on race mornings!

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 2024 Outer Banks Triathlon retail items will be available for purchase at the pavilion at the Old Swimming Hole on Saturday, 7-10 a.m. We will also have Tri tees available at Fort Raleigh for a donation.

Relay Team Instructions

  • Relay team members will check in individually to pick up their packet. Bring your ID and bib number.
  • Each relay member will receive a bib with the team umber on it. The runner is required to wear the bib.
  • Relay team timing tag will be picked up by the swimmer on the morning of their heat.
  • This timing chip will be shared/transferred between all team members. Team Members MUST transfer the Velcro strap and timing chip while inside the transition area. The strap and chip MUST be securely fastened around your ankle before exiting transition. Place chip on outside of ankle.
  • This chip will have the corresponding relay team bib number printed on it.
  • Chip MUST be returned to the OBSE volunteer in the finish chute.

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. Sprint athletes, you should arrive earlier due to short event.


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 to collect your finisher's medal.

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!

Post-Race Bike Pick-up

You must have your bib to pick up your bike after the race. NO EXCEPTIONS.


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 Fort Raleigh to celebrate your accomplishments with family, friends and other athletes.

Lost & Found

Lost and found, as well as family reunion, will be at the packet pick-up at Fort Raleigh.

New Info

Some things have changed compared to year's past. Learn more here.