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Oct 17, 2015

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.

USA Triathlon 2015 Ultra Distance Championship Logo

The 2015 PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance triathlon will once again serve as the USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Ultra Distance Championship event.

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 seen HERE for the FULL and HERE for the HALF

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, 2015. Contact Us for details.

Athletes may transfer from the full iron distance event to the half iron distance until September 1, 2015 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 into the 2016 event. Fee for this is $50 and must be done from your user profile used during registration. Deadline for this deferment is 30 days prior to the event.You may access your profile HERE

Event Site Rules

Event Capacity
This event is limited to the first 2000 registrations (800 in the Full and 1,200 in the Half).

USAT Sanctioned
PPD Beach2Battleship is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

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