Monday, August 4, 2014

Tri/Run the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5K Race Returns Saturday, August 16 on the Beaches in North Wildwood


The Wildwoods, NJ – August 4, 2014 – The 11th Annual Tri/Run the Wildwoods will take place Saturday, August 16 along the beautiful beaches, streets and boardwalk of North Wildwood with hundreds of athletes from across the country participating.

The Triathlon will feature a ¼ mile swim; 10-mile bike race; and a 3.1 mile beach/boardwalk run beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 16. All participants are treated to a catered hot breakfast on the beach.

The event will also include a 5K, or 3.1 mile, beach/boardwalk run, strictly for runners, set to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, after the final wave of the triathlon has begun. The swim course and run course will begin at 15th Avenue and the beach in North Wildwood; the bike course will begin at 13th Avenue and JFK Boulevard in North Wildwood.

There is also a Wild Child Splash and Dash beginning at 9 a.m., which incorporates a swim and run course for children ages 6 through 14 and focuses on finishing rather than competing. All children will receive a finisher medal and free T-shirt as well as have access to the Kid’s Fun Zone.

Tri/Run the Wildwoods, a USA Triathlon sanctioned event, first took place in the Wildwoods in August 2004 and has grown to attract more than 500 runners a year from throughout the northeast as well as athletes from as far as Colorado, California, Ireland, Iceland and Canada. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each age group immediately following the race.

For additional information about the Tri/Run the Wildwoods or to register, visit or call 609-374-6495.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.        


About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others.

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods were named among the top three Boardwalks in the nation as a Best Boardwalk for Food by; #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2014, 2013 and 2012; and the Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 25 Piers in the World by TripAdvisor and among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine.  In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and were one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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