Join us for a day exploring the bike and run courses for the First Annual Crystal Coast Full and Half Booty Triathlon! Booty Practice Day 1 will include a no-drop group ride of the 56-mile bike course and run on a 6.5-mile portion of the run course. Weekend will also include options to drive the remainder of the run course and view the swim course and transition area.
Booty Practice Day Itinerary
7 am: Ride start
TBD am (Various times by pace): Run groups start
11 am - 2 pm: FREE lunch all Booty Practice Day participants at Mill Whistle Brewing in Beaufort
Participation in the Booty Practice Day is FREE and all scheduled activities are OPTIONAL. Participants are required to secure their own transportation and lodging. Participants must also purchase their own meals except for lunch on Booty Practice Day.
WHY join the Yo Heave Ho! Booty Practice Day?
There are MANY possible reasons to participate in the Yo Heave Ho! Booty Practice Day!
Focus your training for the May 9 event
Ride or Drive the bike course
Run or Drive the run course
View the swim course
View the transition area
Meet other event participants
Confirm your lodging plans
Scout out other lodging opportunities
Investigate attractions and activities for you and your support crew on event weekend
Explore and experience local restuarants to build your event weekend itinerary
Sample craft beers at Mill Whistle Brewing
Enjoy a getaway weekend at the Crystal Coast!
WHO can Participate?
Registration for the Crystal Coast Triathlon is NOT required to participate in the Booty Practice Day.
Those who register are NOT required to participate in the ride, run or any/all of the designated activities.
Individuals may extend or repeat the ride or run course at their own preference.
Individuals can participate in optional activites according to their own preferences and goals.
The Booty Practice Day weekends are NOT SANCTIONED and are only minimally supported. Participants must be equipped to handle any individual mechanical, nutrition, and hydration needs during the practice ride and run.
Booty Practice Day registration is requested for planning and tracking purposes.
Depending on participant numbers and preferred paces, attempts will be made to subdivide into pace groups to accommodate all levels of triathletes. Volunteer leaders will make sure the pace groups stay together and no one is left behind.
Links to the bike and run courses used for the Yo Heave Ho! - Booty Practice Weekend will be provided along with turn-by-turn instructions.
Visit the Courses page for photos and details of the event courses.
Sign up to participate in the Crystal Coast Full Booty or Half Booty Triathlon here.
The Yo Heave Ho! Booty Practice Day will take place at Mill Whistle Brewing in Beaufort, NC. Mill Whistle Brewing is located directly on the event run course. The practice ride will also start and end at Mill Whistle Brewing. Participants are encouraged to spend time at Mill Whistle Brewing after the practice finishes.
For all the scouts who want to know everything possible about the event courses and the area before event day, here are some details and photos!
This is Gallants Channel, where the swim will take place, along with a portion of the transition area. Tide will be low when the swim portion begins. Participants will enter the water near the empty docks in the middle of this picture and swim out towards the upper right of this picture. The photo is taken from Gallants Channel bridge where spectators will be invited to view the swim portion of the event.
These photos are taken from the swim start area looking back towards the Gallants Channel Bridge. Participants are invited to line the bridge to watch the swim portion of the event. The initial segment of the bike course also crosses this bridge.
The 56-mile bike course includes one single large loop with a short lollipop excursion down a pleasant rural road to achieve the necessary distance.
A significant portion of the ride will be on Highway 70 and Highway 101. However, Sunday morning traffic is expected to be very light and certain key areas of Highway 70 will include lane closures to protect the cyclists.
The run course is spectacular and takes runners past numerous historical homes, along the Beaufort waterfront, and through the residential areas of Beaufort.
The run turnaround at mile 1.5 and turn through the historic district early in the run.
The turnaround at the northernmost point of the run.
Area where the Finish Line will be (and the Full turnaround point) on a very quiet winter weekend morning in downtown Beaufort.
Practice Day Sponsor Sports Center of Morehead City