WILMINGTON, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2014) - The countdown is on as athletes prepare for the upcoming Wilmington YMCA Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Hundreds of athletes will take to the water for the 1500-meter swim at 7 a.m. on Saturday as the first leg of the event kicks off the sprint. Competitors and supporters will find nearby hotels in Wilmington, NC ideal for a good night's rest in preparing for the early morning start and a great place to unwind following the grueling competition.

The point-to-point swimming competition will be held in Banks Channel between Wrightsville Beach and the mainland, so hotels like the TownePlace Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach make it easy to stay close to the action and enjoy the comfort of spacious home-like accommodations. Following the swim, triathlon athletes will continue by cycling over the drawbridge and onto a 12-mile coastal course and then complete the competition with a 5K run on the popular sidewalk "loop" at Wrightsville Beach.

Double Marriott Rewards Make Stay Even More Affordable

Conveniently located just five miles from the race, participants, their families and supporters, can save time and money by taking advantage of the TownePlace Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach hotel's affordable rates and a special Double Marriott Rewards offer. Guests are also pampered with a full kitchen, free parking, 24-hour guest privileges to the hotel fitness center and a complimentary hot and healthy breakfast on race day.

An ideal destination for families and groups and a perfect opportunity for gaining Double Marriott Rewards, the hotel's offering of suites near Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and downtown Wilmington, NC includes studio, one- and two-bedroom suites most of which feature sofa beds for added comfort. All rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless Internet access, Plug-in technology for keeping electronics charged and accessible, an iPod dock and 32-inch LCD-TVs with premium movie channels.

About the TownePlaceSuites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach Hotel

The TownePlace Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach hotel welcomes travelers with roomy all-suite accommodations that feature full-size kitchens and comfortable furnishings to ensure a relaxed and productive stay. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the hotel is an ideal destination for those seeking the conveniences of home for extended-stay needs or simply the luxury of additional space. On-site amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and well-equipped fitness center to help ease the stress of a long day and a 24-hour business center that includes computers, printers and high-speed Internet access. Pet-friendly, this TownePlace Suites hotel recently received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the attentive service and exceptional accommodations found at this distinctive Wilmington hotel.

Contact Information:

TownePlace Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
305 Eastwood Rd Wilmington, NC 28403