Join us on June 7th for the 4th Annual Erwin Wilderness Challenge/Triathlon! This course will run through the countryside, down the Cape Fear River and into Downtown Erwin.

In 2011, community leaders created the Erwin Wilderness Challenge—an 18-mile kayak/bike/run triathlon. Over 60 participants entered the event, and all proceeds were used to support local airmen at Pope Air Field to attend the “Airman’s Rodeo” in Washington State.

For more information, contact:

Sharon Stevens –  910-892-3282 office, 910-985-0354 cell

Patsy Carson –  910-891-6981

Dottie Womack –  910-514-8003


The course begins with a 10-mile bicycle ride through the countryside to a wildlife landing. Phase 2 will begin at the landing with an 8-mile kayaking trip down the Cape Fear River to the Cape Fear River Park in Erwin. The third and final phase will be a 3-mile run through Erwin to connect to the Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail and will end at the gazebo in Downtown Erwin.

Wilderness Challenge Map 2014


Medals to be given to the First- Second- and Third-place participants.


For information of fees and registration, visit

Register Online

Chip timing provided by Run the East LLC. All participants must pick up their chip on race morning and wear for the entire event, then return the chip after the race. NO CHIP = NO TIME.