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June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Distance: Swim 1/3 Mile, Bike 18 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Race Date:Saturday, June 2, 2018
Location:Fairhope Municipal Pier
Address:1 North Beach Rd
City/State/Zip:Fairhope, Alabama 36532
Country:USA2018 Publix Grandman Triathlon:
In its fourteenth year, the Publix Grandman Triathlon has become a premier destination event, attracting racers of all ages and skill levels from the Southeast and beyond. Racers begin this sprint triathlon with a jump off of Fairhope Pier and 1/3-mile swim in Mobile Bay to the shore. After the swim comes a 18 mile bike ride through the charming city of Fairhope. The ride begins with one steep hill and five miles of rolling countryside. The race to the finish line begins with a 3.1 mile run through the streets of Fairhope and along the Bay.
Swimmers begin the race by jumping off of both finger piers on the south side of the Fairhope Pier, then swimming approximately 200 yards south and turning east toward the shore before exiting onto the small staircase on the beach. Racers will line up near your matching swim cap color and individually according to race number (selected based on racer entered swim time at registration).
Racers participating in the swim portion of the race should be able to swim 1/3-mile before race day. Swim caps are provided and wetsuits should not be necessary. Kayaks will be patrolling the course to guide swimmers and to offer support to any swimmers in distress. Buoys will be set in place to mark the course.
Racers will leave the transition area, bike straight uphill and then turn right onto South Section Street/Highway 3 and continue to Greeno Road/U.S. Highway 98. Racers will then turn right onto Greeno Road/U.S. Highway 98 then make a quick right turn onto Scenic Highway 98/Mobile Street and follow this back to the race site. Total length of bike course is 18.6 miles.
The run is 3.1 miles (5K) and will start by heading directly up the hill (on the north side of the hill, not the south). At the top of the hill, racers will make a left turn and head around Knoll Park to Bayview Avenue. Racers then follow Bayview to North Avenue (turn right) and then another right on Summit Street. Racers continue running on Summit to Oak Street, turn around and head back to the Pier following the same path. At the bottom of the hill, racers turn right and make a loop through the park (all the way to the duck pond) and along the sidewalk by the pier. The finish line will be on the south side of the traffic circle in Fairhope Park.
Triathlon Course Maps
The Fairhope Municipal Park is located at the end of Fairhope Avenue in Fairhope, Alabama. From I-10 take the Daphne exit (exit 35) and head south on Hwy. 98. Continue south for the next 9.3 miles on Hwy. 98 (which is also known as Greeno Rd). Continue straight onto Hwy 98 until you reach Fairhope Avenue at the traffic light with a Hardees, Ruby Tuesday, and Shell station on the corners. Fairhope Avenue takes you directly to the pier. Start looking for parking!. There should be signs directing you along the way as well as signs/volunteers/race directors to show you where to park. See the course map if you have questions.
2018 race registration is open • Registration Information