Azalea Sprint

TBD - 2021 Wilmington, NC 28403 US Directions


8:00AM EST - 5:00PM EST


8:00AM EST - 5:00PM EST


8:00AM EST - 5:00PM EST
COVID19 Update - 4/8/20

New Date: TBD - 2021

These are unprecedented times and we appreciate your patience and grace as we travel these uncharted waters together.   With the cancellation of the first half of our triathlon schedule we have modified our existing policies to create several options to give you even more flexibility in your 2020-21 racing season.  Although we are not offering a refund option we are offering three options which we have found to be some of the most generous in the endurance industry. We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

OPTION #1 - Transfer to an equivalent race in 2020.  (Transfer sprint to sprint, international to international or half to half).  You may transfer your registration anytime during the 2020 triathlon season. Transfer Instructions.  *Please read below regarding USAT ONE DAY FEE.  

OPTION #2 - Defer your 2020 to the same race in 2021.   You do not need to do anything at this time, you will be sent instructions on redeeming your 2020 race when registration opens on November 1, 2020.

OPTIONS #3 - Transfer to a similar distance race in 2021.  You do not need to do anything at this time, you will be sent instructions on redeeming your 2020 race when registration opens on November 1, 2020.

USAT One Day Fees:   If you purchased a USAT One Day Fee you will need to contact to have your One Day License transferred to the new event.  Once you get confirmation that USAT has processed your transfer then you can log into your RunSignUp account to transfer your race registration.  

Thanks for your patronage and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces crossing a finish line soon!  Until then please remember

Join our Strava group so we can encourage each other
Follow Setup Events on Zwift to race each other
Practice social distancing
Wash your hands more than you think you should
Get some sunshine and fresh air every day
Move your body and eat your veggies

720 Hamilton Dr.
Wilmington, NC US 28403

Event #1 in the 2020 North Carolina Triathlon Series

Distances: S: 300 yards - B: 9 Miles - R: 5K

No Shirt/No Swag

NEW for 2020 - "No Shirt/No Swag" Registration Option

For 2020, participants will have the option of registering for a race at a discounted price and NOT receiving the race shirt and any “swag” given away at the race. If you opt to do this, select the registration category that fits you (Individual or AquaBike), and when you get to the stage during this registration process where you pick your t-shirt size – you’ll see a “No Shirt/No Swag” option – and the discounted amount.

If by chance, at a later date, you decide that you'd like to have the race shirt or swag, you'll be able to purchase a race shirt and the swag at the race site following the conclusion of the race. Be aware, that should you do this, the items will cost more than by purchasing them when you register.


1)  Anyone registering after 4/01 - WILL NOT receive a race shirt or swag 
2)  Relay teams do NOT have this “No Shirt/No Swag”option. All relay team members will automatically receive shirts and swag.

Swim Seed Times

All participants must submit a 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.

Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest.

It is in your best interest to submit an accurate 100 yard "pace" time for your 300 yard swim. In other words, don't submit your fastest 100 yard swim time, submit a 100 yard time that represents what you'll do on race day over the 300 yard distance.

By seeding yourself properly, you'll end up swimming near people who swim the same pace as you. This will reduce the number of people who you will need to pass or the number of people who will be passing you. Click HERE to learn how to submit and change swim times.

Seeding Order: Participants in the Advanced category will be seeded first (sorted by 100 yard swim time), followed by Age Groupers/Clydesdales/Athenas/Relays (sorted by swim 100 yard swim time), and finally Aquabike and Novices. There will be a 5-6 minute break between the last Age Grouper, etc. and the first swimmer from the Aquabike and Novice category's. This is to allow time for the pool to clear so the fast novice swimmers do not have to swim over anyone. We seed Novices this way so they can all compete together with the other beginners.

Please remember that the Advanced category is for the Elite participants! If this is your first triathlon, this is NOT the category to compete in. Read category descriptions to find the category that fits you best.

Pool Swim Etiquette : It is appropriate for a swimmer to yield at the wall and wait to be passed if the person behind them is "on their feet" or "tickling their toes". These issues come about it seems from not properly determining an accurate 100 yard swim time.

Changing Swim Times : EVERYONE should get in the habit of double checking their swim time. Even if you THINK you entered a correct time, DOUBLE CHECK IT! Every single year, at every single pool swim, there are participants that had "fat fingers" and keyed in an extremely incorrect swim time and end up seeded last. So just double check your time to be sure it is keyed in correctly. And remember this is a 100 yard swim split (not 50!).

Our registration system allows for people to access their registrations and adjust their swim times prior to the race.

NOTE: All swim times must be adjusted no later than Wednesday, April 01, 2020.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pickup will take place at the at the following times:  

Friday (4/10): 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm  @ Fleet Feet Sports 1125 Military Cutoff Rd D, Wilmington, NC 28405 Google map

Saturday (4/11):  6:00 am - 9:30 am  @ Set Up Trailer finish line/ race site    720 Hamilton Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403  Google map                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Important things to remember :

    A photo ID is required for packet pick-up.
    Cash, Check or Credit Card are accepted.
    All participants must pick up their own race packet. (Including all relay team members)
    USA Triathlon requires that all USAT annual members must show their USAT membership card at packet pick-up.
    Any USAT annual member who does not present his/her valid membership card at packet pick-up, will be required to pay the USAT one-day fee of $15. No exceptions.


  • Participant Meeting

A participant orientation meeting will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday April 10th at the race site. Google map We will cover as many details as possible about the race and questions will be encouraged. A representative from USA Triathlon will also be on hand to discuss USAT issues and concerns relative to rules and safety. This meeting should last about 30 minutes - we encourage everyone to attend.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Covid 19 Update

The 2020 Azalea Triathlon has been postponed until 2021. 
Everyone registered for the race will automatically be deferred to the 2021 race.
If a registered participant would rather be transferred to another NCTS race later this year, please contact us. 


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