PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Concludes Seventh Year

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PPD Beach2Batttleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON CONCLUDES SEVENTH YEAR 2015 Race Registration Opens November 1 Wilmington, N.C. – October 27, 2014 – The seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, produced by Set Up Events and benefiting the Wilmington Family YMCA, took place this past Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Nearly 2,200 triathletes from 43 states and several countries raced the half and full iron distance events. Additionally, more than 200 runners also participated in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K. Vinny Johnson of North Berwick, ME was the overall winner of the 140.6 full iron distance race, finishing in 8:28:24, while Melissa Alfano of Raeford, NC won the female division with a time of 9:14:20. The full iron distance event included a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. The overall winner of the 70.3 half iron distance race was Iain Alexandrios of Princeton, NJ who finished …

PPD Beach2Battleship Half and Full Iron Distance Triathlon Set for October 25

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP HALF AND FULL IRON DISTANCE TRIATHLON SET FOR OCTOBER 25 More Than 2,200 Athletes to Compete in Seventh Annual Event Wilmington, N.C. – October 21, 2014 – The seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, produced by Set Up Events and benefiting the Wilmington Family YMCA, takes place this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. This year’s event will see nearly 2,200 athletes from 43 states joining with international racers to compete in the half and full iron distance events. Additional athletes will participate in the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K, a new event added to the PPD Beach2Battleship weekend. The full iron distance race includes a 2.4-mile swim in Banks Channel along Wrightsville Beach, a 112-mile bike through New Hanover, Pender, Sampson and Bladen counties, and a full marathon of 26.2 miles that finishes on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. The half iron course is …

Michellie Jones Named Honorary Host of the PPD Beach2Battleship Weekend

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: MICHELLIE JONES NAMED HONORARY HOST OF THE PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP WEEKEND Former ITU World Champion, Kona IM World Champion, and Olympic Medalist to address athletes, present awards Wilmington, N.C. – September 11, 2014 – The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is pleased to announce that Michellie Jones, a legend in the sport of triathlon, will serve as the honorary host of the race weekend that includes the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon full and half iron distance events and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center 5K. Jones is a Kona Ironman world champion (2006), ITU world champion (1998, 1999), XTERRA Triathlon world champion (1996) and Olympic silver medalist (2000). The Australian triathlete has more than 175 wins to her credit across all race distances, both on- and off-road. Friday, Oct. 24, Jones will be on hand at the PPD Beach2Battleship race expo at the Wilmington Convention Center to sign autographs and …

PPD Beach2Battleship Heroes Promote Participation in Clinical Trials

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD Beach2Battleship Heroes Promote Participation in Clinical Trials Inspirational triathletes share personal stories of life-changing medical research WILMINGTON, N.C. (September 4, 2014) – Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced the 2014 PPD Heroes team of athletes competing in the Oct. 25 PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, one of the top-rated iron distance events in the world. PPD Heroes, everyday people who overcame illness with medical treatments developed through clinical research, raise awareness about the importance of increasing participation in clinical trials, which are integral to developing next-generation medicines. PPD Heroes will share their inspirational stories at the PPD Hero Awards, an invitation-only celebration at the company’s world headquarters in Wilmington on Oct. 24, a day before competing in the triathlon. “PPD Heroes’ remarkable journeys from illness to wellness inspire researchers working tirelessly to develop new medical treatments,” said David Simmons, chairman and CEO of PPD. “Their advocacy …

PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP WEEKEND ADDS NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 5K RACE

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP WEEKEND ADDS NEW HANOVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 5K RACE Wilmington, N.C. – August 20, 2014 – The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is pleased to announce the addition of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) 5K to the lineup of race weekend events. As a companion race to the PPD Beach2Battleship Iron and Half Iron Distance Triathlon, the new 5K provides an expanded opportunity for participation in a world-class event weekend, offering athletes a scenic, fast and flat 5K course. The NHRMC 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. “We are pleased to partner with New Hanover Regional Medical Center to offer this exciting new event,” said Dick Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Wilmington Family YMCA. “The NHRMC 5K will attract another segment of our community, engaging them in a healthy activity and the excitement and festivities that surround the PPD …

PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON TO INTEGRATE POINTSMAP TECHNOLOGY FOR ONLINE EVENT MAPPING

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PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON TO INTEGRATE POINTSMAP TECHNOLOGY FOR ONLINE EVENT MAPPING Customizable maps are tailored to the needs of the athlete, spectator or resident Wilmington, N.C. – March 27, 2014 – The PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon announced today the addition of PointsMap technology to its event website. The addition of PointsMap will enable athletes, spectators, and residents to customize geographic information to suit their individual needs and interests for navigation and place identification. The Google-based maps will show up-to-date swim, bike and run courses, with typical zoom and pan features embedded for navigation. In addition, by selecting specific checkboxes adjacent to the online area map, users may choose among a list of display options. For instance, triathletes may be interested in the location of aid stations, transition locations, bike support and the finish line. Spectators may customize their map to identify restaurants, entertainment and restrooms. Residents …

PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON MARKS ITS SIXTH YEAR

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PPD Beach2Battleship News Release: PPD BEACH2BATTLESHIP TRIATHLON MARKS ITS SIXTH YEAR Annual race is the largest triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic region WILMINGTON, N.C., (June 20, 2013) – On Oct. 26, more than 2,000 athletes, representing nearly all 50 states and many countries will travel to Wilmington, N.C., for the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest triathlon – the PPD Beach2Battleship. Rated one of the top five triathlons in the world by readers of Triathlete magazine, and one of the top 20 triathlons in the world by Men’s Health magazine, PPD Beach2Battleship is known for its fast swim, flat sweeping ride and festive finish in downtown Wilmington. Funds raised benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA, supporting programs in the local community. Now in its sixth year, the triathlon is sponsored by PPD, a global contract research organization headquartered in Wilmington, N.C. PPD sponsors the event to raise awareness about the importance of participating in clinical …