The 1st annual Oak Island Sprint Triathlon is truly a breathtaking venue with everything first timers and veterans dream about in an event! This sprint triathlon will begin with a 1/3rd of a mile ocean swim in the warm 70 degree waters off Oak Island, NC. After emerging from the salt water athletes will transition to their bikes for an 18 mile bike ride on a route that was never before possible. With the opening of the New Oak Island Bridge in November of 2010 athletes will ride the length of the island and cross both bridges on this fast and scenic route! Just when you thought the double bridge crossing was the highlight of this event it's time to put on your running shoes. Triathletes head north on this 4 mile out and back run course that will take them to the end of the pier! This event is open to everyone; from first time triathletes, relay teams, to veteran racers looking for a new challenge with breathtaking views.