Tri the Gulf is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and all USAT rules will be followed and strictly enforced. It is the responsibility of the athlete to be familiar with those rules, which can be found at www.usatriathlon.org

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Packet pick-up:

Monday, October 16th - TBA

Tuesday, October 17th - TBA

Wednesday, October 18th - TBA

Thursday, October 19th - TBA

Friday, October 20th from 12 noon -7pm at Isle Dauphine Club (race site)

Saturday, October 21st from 5am-6am at Isle Dauphine Club (race site) LIMITED SAME DAY PACKET PICK UP

Where is Tri the Gulf starting and finishing? Isle Dauphine Club located at 100 Orleans Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Transition will open at 5:30 a.m.

Same day packet pick-up will open at 5 a.m.

Same day packet pick-up will close at 6 a.m.

Transition will close at 6:30 a.m.

Mandatory athlete briefing by the water at 6:45 a.m.

The triathlon will start at 7 a.m. following our National Anthem

We are not kidding with these times friends, plan accordingly!!

Food and drinks available at the finish line.

Sponsor booths open at finish.

Awards to follow final finisher or 10 a.m.

Need To Get To Dauphin Island Promptly On Morning Of Triathlon

The Dauphin Island Bridge affords the only access to Dauphin Island. Commencing at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the triathlon, access across the Bridge will be limited to one lane - one direction at a time. Transition opens at 5:30 a.m. and will close at 6:30 a.m. If you are not spending the night on the Island - please schedule plenty of time to travel to the Island.


Triathletes should park their motor vehicles at the Dauphin Island Park & Recreation Board's West Beach parking lot located adjacent to Bienville Boulevard. There will be signs directing triathletes to the parking lot. There will be two shuttle buses running between the parking lot and the Isle Dauphine Club starting at 5:00 a.m. and ending at 6:30 a.m. Alternatively, triathletes can ride their bikes from the parking lot to the Isle Dauphine Club - not very far (might actually be a good warm-up for the triathlon). THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AT THE ISLE DAUPHINE CLUB OR ALONG ORLEANS DRIVE (as there was in 2016). ORLEANS DRIVE will close to all motor vehicle traffic at 6:30 a.m.


Holiday Inn Express - Tillmans Corner (Interstate 10) - stay 1 night at the following discounted rates: King - $85, Double - $89 - Mention Tri the Gulf for the discounted rate. (28 miles away - approximately 38 minutes from the Island)

Bayou La Batre Inn & Suites - stay 1 night for $69.95 or 2 for $59.95 a night. Mention Tri the Gulf for our special rate. (19.7 miles away)

ACP Real Estate, Inc.!! Call 251-861-3311 and mention TRI THE GULF to receive 15% off their already low off-season rates!!

DI Campground - (3.4 miles away)

Wetsuits: TBD current water temperature is 81* (updated Oct 5, 2016)

Volunteers will park TBD

Adverse Weather: the event will be delayed only due to lightning, hail, or other disastrous weather. In other words, rain or shine, heat or cold, we're racing. If the event is canceled due to weather, it will be rescheduled for a later date. No refunds due to weather.

Refunds: we have a very strict no refund policy. You may transfer your packet to another athlete or a future year at the discretion of the Race Director.

You've got a question, send it our way! We'll post FAQ's as they are received!!