Brought to you by the Mobile Bar Foundation, Tri the Gulf is a sprint triathlon on Dauphin Island, Alabama consisting of a 600 yard Gulf swim, 16.7 mile island + bridge bike, and 3.25 mile island run (mostly off road on a well kept golf course).
The triathlon will be held at Isle Dauphine Golf Club located at 100 Orleans Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
In response to feedback from 2016, UPDATES FOR 2017:
2017 Tri the Gulf will be even more safe than 2016's event! The DIPD and volunteers will be out in full force and fully aware of our needs.
Our transition area has been relocated to make the overall event safer. Further, the transition area has been redesigned to make placements fairer to all participants.
We will not swim into the sun in 2017. Further - we will be utilizing the "cable-tow" concept this year instead of the rectangular course utilized in 2016.
The bike and run course are completely separate. The total distance of the bike course is longer in 2017 (16.7 miles) and we have eliminated a "hair-pin" turn.
We will have an alternative bike course should weather prevent us from riding over the bridge.
The first and third miles of the run course will be on the fairways of the Isle Dauphine Golf Club - easy on the feet !!!
More lodging will be available on the Island. We have also secured a discount rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Tillmans Corner (Interstate 10 - approximately 30 minutes away from the Island).
Safety is our #1 concern for 2017 followed by a fun AMAZING race and after-event party FOR YOU !!!
This is a USAT sanctioned event!
Tri the Gulf guarantees the first 500 participants registered great swag, official race t-shirt, and finish line goodies.
INCLEMATE WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY
YOUR SAFETY is our NUMBER ONE concern. The Mobile Bar Foundation/Tri The Gulf reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to delay, reschedule the triathlon to a later time or date or cancel the triathlon, in the sole discretion of the Mobile Bar Foundation/Tri The Gulf. In the event of CANCELLATION, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES. Please do not fret about this policy. Most of the members of the Tri The Gulf Steering Committee are active or former triathletes. These persons know how it feels when a triathlon has been cancelled.