Registration for our 2018 event is now CLOSED. We have reached maximum participation. Thank you!! Registration for 2019 will be open soon!

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

2018 Announcements:

2018 Tri the Gulf will continue to be a safe event. In fact, it's our number one goal! The DIPD and volunteers will be out in full force and fully aware of our needs. Also,

  • We will continue to utilize the "cable-tow" concept for the swim. This makes for a safer swim and keeps the sun out of your eyes!
  • The bike and run course are completely separate. A few past participants expressed concerns regarding running on the golf course. We looked at this very closely and due to our emphasis on safety we determined that the bike and run courses should remain separate. Both will remain the same in 2018.
  • 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, consider this portion "off-road" and plan accordingly.
  • We are working to facilitate more lodging 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) and in Bayou La Batre (approximately 10 miles from the Island).

New for 2018, we will have a limited field of 300 participants. If we reach maximum participation, neither late nor same day registration will be available.

New for 2018, we have opened a Novice First Timers category for male and female athletes. This must be your FIRST triathlon.

SAFETY is our number ONE concern for 2018, followed by a fun, AMAZING race and WONDERFUL after-event party for YOU!!!

We are excited to announce that will be offering participants FREE watermarked photos of their performances at the 2018 Tri the Gulf!! After the race, you can find your photos here (link to come after the race).

This is a USAT sanctioned event w/a USAT certified Race Director

Tri the Gulf guarantees the first 300 participants registered great swag, official race t-shirt, and finish line goodies.

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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, re-format, 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.

Race Director - Don Davis

Safety Director - Juan Ortega

Triathlon Consultant - Lisa Johnson

Volunteer Recruitment Director - Andrew Browning

Logistics Director - Alan Colvin

Food Director - Anna Mangham

Swim Course Director - Roger Cole and Cullan Duke

Bike Course Director - Chris Estes and John Kavanagh

Run Course Director - Weathers Bolt and Jim Allen

Transition Director - Michael Sherman, Bill Lancaster and Jim Rebarchak

Finish Line Director - Susan Powers

Awards Ceremony Director - Duane Graham

Don Davis

Greg Carwie

Juan Ortega

Chris Estes

Gus Fontenot

Andrew Browning

Bryan Comer

Roger Cole

Weathers Bolt

Jean Powers

Anna Mangham

Alan Colvin