Tri-Paradise 2017-03-31T19:51:07+00:00

Fall through Spring, Blockade Runner serves as “host hotel” to some of the most dynamic competitions anywhere on the east coast. Crisp clear beach weather and dramatic island landscapes to set the stage for these races. Top athletes from around the world, many at the top of their respective sport, return year after year to stay with us and compete.

As a guest at the resort, you’ll experience this healthy lifestyle first hand: artful cuisine, clinics and exhibitions, and guestrooms with views of many race starts and finishes. Rub shoulders with the pros, try your hand at any race, or simply kick back and watch. Competitions for all skill levels, and kid’s competitions add to the fun.


2016 – 2 0 1 7   S E A S O N

SEP 10 / Pier-2-Pier Swim

SEP 17 / Wilmington YMCA Sprint Triathlon

OCT 1 / Swim The Loop

OCT 22 / PPD Ironman NC

NOV 4-6 / Surf to Sound Challenge

NOV 20 / Seaside Shuffle

JAN 21/ Cold Stroke Classic

MAR 10-11 / US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships

MAR`18 / Wrightsville Beach Biathlon

MAR 24-45 / Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon

APR 19-23 / West Marine Carolina Cup

JUN – AUG / Sunset SUP Race Series

AUG / Wahine Classic


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“The staff was amazing!! Everyone is so helpful and friendly, the resort itself is simply beautiful.. we had an wonderful time…”

Shana, Facebook


Come to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where you can “Tri Paradise” 365 days a year. With a year round average temperature of 74 degrees you may enjoy the perfect climate to train for your upcoming triathlon season. Here you are able to “Tri Swimming” in Banks Channel, located right out our front door. “Tri Cycling” from the Southern end of Wrightsville Beach to the Northern end while enjoying a stunning sunrise or sunset and the feeling of community as we have received the honor of North Carolina’s Fit Community from 2006 – 2009. “Tri Running” the “Loop”, a popular 2.5-mile course that crosses the Intracoastal Waterway at two points. When you’re finished working out, “Tri” our delicious and nutritious Tri Athlete inspired meals in our very own restaurant with a view–East Oceanfront Dining. “Tri” your training program with us, year round!