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 and 2017, UPDATES FOR 2018:
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.
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 350 participants.
SAFETY is our number ONE concern for 2018, followed by a fun, AMAZING race and WONDERFUL after-event party for YOU !!!
This is a USAT sanctioned event w/a USAT certified Race Director
Tri the Gulf guarantees the first 350 participants registered great swag, official race t-shirt, and finish line goodies.
No refunds. No exceptions.
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, 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.