Saturday June 3, 2017 at 7 a.m. * Fairhope Municipal Pier
In its thirteenth year, The Grandman has become one of Fairhope's premier annual events, attracting individual and team racers of all ages and skill levels from around the Southeast and beyond. Last year, more than 750 racers, 100 volunteers, and 50 sponsors participated in the event.
Racers begin the race by jumping from the end of Fairhope Pier into Mobile Bay and swimming 1/3-mile to the shore. Following the swim, racers bike 18 miles, beginning up a steep hill before riding through miles of rolling countryside and continuing through the quaint city of Fairhope. Racers conclude the triathlon with a 5K run alongside scenic Mobile Bay, crossing the finish line at Fairhope Park, where they are welcomed with medals and a variety of refreshments from cheering volunteers.
Proceeds from the race benefit three local non-profit organizations: Mobile Baykeeper, Delta Bike Porject, and myTeam Triumph: Southern Alabama. To learn more information, please visit www.thegrandman.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.