There’s a biathlon at the coast, a lucky bike ride in the mountains, and salvation — or at least a way to save yourself from getting lost — in the Piedmont.
Before you go tri, perhaps you should try bi.
It only makes sense that instead of going directly to three sports, you should ease yourself in with two. Say, standup paddle boarding and running?
There’s a standup paddleboard/beach run at the coast, a dog-and-kid-friendly hike in the Piedmont, and the opportunity to learn key backcountry skills — from axe-slinging to tree felling — in May by spending a few minutes in front of your keyboard between now and Sunday.
If you shy away from multi-sport races because they often include swimming (and you’re a sinker, not a floater) then you’ll like Saturday’s 6th Annual Wrightsville Beach Biathlon at Wrightsville Beach. If you like signs of spring, you’ll like Saturday’s totally awesome program at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville. And if you like an early season road race but aren’t in early season form, then you’ll like the distractions of Saturday’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K on and around the mountain campus of Western Carolina University.
Explore the outdoors, discover yourself.