Triathlon Info

The Outer Banks Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Event featuring a Sprint Distance, Olympic Distance and a Half Distance.   

SPRINT - Sunday September 18, 2016 = 750M / 13.5MI / 5K
OLYMPIC - Saturday September 17, 2016 = 1500M / 24.5MI / 10K
HALF - Saturday September 17, 2016 = 1.2MI / 56MI / 13.1 MI

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The SAGA Outer Banks Triathlon (all three races) will start and finish next to Dare County Regional Airport and the NC Aquarium. The swim portion is located at the Old Swimming Hole location next to the Airport. The bike will be an out-and-back race on Route 64, over the Manns Harbor Bridge and into the village of  Mashoes. The running portions of the three races will be out-and-back courses through the Airport, through the Mother Vineyard neighborhood and along the bike path to Heritage Point subdivision.

Start and finish are next to the Dare County Regional Airport located at 410 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954 and the North Carolina Aquarium. Located at  374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954.

USAT logoOuter Banks Triathlon is a USAT Sanctioned Event. USAT Policies and Rules.

Every single participant, including relay participants, must have a photo ID. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID.
See the Packet Pick Up Information Page for rules and regulations.

Best of luck and see you on race day!

TRI OUTER BANKS SPORTS will be the exclusive OBSE on-site Triathlon vendor. Visit them for wet suit and bike rentals and all your Triathlon needs.  or call them at 252-715-3278.

OUTER BANKS BICYCLE will again be available at Transition for Bike Assist and Safety Check. Remember to check your equipment before you show up at the event site. Show up with your bike ready to race. This means pumped tires, lubed chain, bar-end plugs, gears and breaks adjusted, and seats and handlebars properly fitted.

Address: 203 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Phone: (252) 480-3399



  • Run Course Aid Stations will be at (near) each Mile Marker and one at the Start. Station will have water, Gatorade and gels in assorted flavors

  • Bike Course Olympic & Half water bottle hand off at turn arounds.



   Swim Start


   At/near all Mile Markers

   Olympic Run Course Turn around.


CAN'T FINISH? Call 954-415-3631

TRAFFIC:  Airport Road will see the heaviest impact of traffic and cyclists between the hours of 7:30AM-1PM on Saturday, and 7AM-10:30AM on Sunday. Cyclists will be crossing the Manns arbor Bridge between 7:45AM-12:45PM on Saturday, and between 7:30AM-10:15AM on Sunday.

Dare County Sheriff’s Office will close the Manns Harbor Bridge to vehicular traffic during the above mentioned times.