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Oct 25, 2014

PPD Beach2Battleship News

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Going the Distance to Improve Health & Save Lives

The PPD Beach2Battleship is an internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country and the world have traveled to the Wilmington, N.C. area to enjoy everything this world famous waterfront destination has to offer and to experience a competition Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world.

PPD, a leading global contract research organization, supports the event as its title sponsor to educate the public on the vital role of clinical research and participation in clinical trials to deliver new medicines to improve health and save lives, and to support the local community. All of the event's net proceeds are contributed to the Wilmington Family YMCA.

Affiliated Charities

This event benefits The Wilmington Family YMCA.

Please consider making a donation to the Wilmington Family YMCA during the registration process.

Event Pricing may be found during the registration process
Policies and Refunds


Event entries are NOT transferrable between individuals. No exceptions will be made to this or any policy.

Individual entries may be changed to relay entries until September 1, 2014. Contact Us for details.

Athletes may transfer from the full iron distance event to the half iron distance until September 1, 2014 OR until the Half is sold out, whichever comes first. NO refunds will be given to those switching from the full to the half.


Refunds will NOT be given for any reason. Entries may be deferred until the 2015 event. Fee for this is $50. Contact Us for more details.

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 2100 registrations (900 in the Full and 1,200 in the Half).

USAT Sanctioned
PPD Beach2Battleship is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Cut off Times
All participants must complete the event within 17 hours of the start of the swim. Individual discipline cut off times are seen below and are listed as cummulative times from the start of the swim. Event officials reserve the right to pull any athlete from the course if it appears he/ she will not complete the event within the posted cut off times.

Swim: 2 hours 20 minutes
Bike: 10 hours 15 minutes
Run: 17 Hours 00 minutes

Medical Form
The medical form is mandatory and must be filled out and turned in in order to get your event packet. Please download the form and bring it with you to packet pick up. You may find this form on the FAQ section of this web site under the Medical section.

Minimum Age
The minimum age allowed for participation in PPD Beach2Battleship is 18 years of age.

Timing System
PPD Beach2Battleship will be timed using the ChampionChip Tming System.
(5 splits provided)


Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for PPD Beach2Battleship? Please fill out the volunteer request form using the link below. The Volunteer Coordinator will reply to your request.

Click HERE to learn about the possible tasks a volunteer can have.

Volunteer Form