Please note our race courses are subject to change at the discretion of the Race Director.
Your swim course will be 600 yards in protected Gulf waters. Self-Seeded Time Trial beach start. We utilize the "cable tow" approach for the swim course. This means that we have a series of oversized buoys connected by marine line extending from the shoreline out 300 yards.
Self-Seeded means you enter the water based on your expected swim finish time. If you think you'll finish the swim in under 8mins, you'll enter the water first. 9-10mins, 10-11mins. 12-13mins, 13-14mins, 14-15mins, 15mins + will enter the water, accordingly. We will maintain the integrity of the time trial start with athletes entering the water every 5 seconds.
Swimmers will swim southward to end of cable (marked with buoys) and then return northward on other side of cable to shore.
Your bike course will be 16.7 miles. Leaving Isle Dauphine Golf Club, you will travel along Orleans Drive, right on Bienville Blvd to a turn around at Albright Drive, right on Lemoyne and bike over the Bridge and back, right on Bienville Blvd, right on Perdido Street, left on Cadillac Ave, left on Bienville Blvd, then right on Orleans Drive to return to transition. The bike course will be open but well secured. You will have one full lane for an out and back trip across the Bridge. The other lane will be open to traffic with police escort.
Your run course will leave transition traveling along Orleans Drive, turn right on Natchez St, right on Alabama Ave, left on Lackland Street, right on Bienville Blvd, right on Fort Charlotte Ave, left on Hernando St, enter DeSoto Landing Condominium development and follow directions to enter the Isle Dauphin Golf Club's course (your off-road section) for the final sprint to the finish line. The off-pavement section of our run course is 8/10ths of a mile.
Please note that our run course is a trial for future Tri the Gulf. Assuming the new course gets good feedback we will maintain this new course for future Tri the Gulf. If not, we will return to our previous course.
Transition is subject to change in accordance with timing company requirements.