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Start training now for the Publix Grandman Triathlon

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Are YOU a Grandman? Prove it.

Registration is open now for the Publix Grandman Triathlon, coming up Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Fairhope.

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. 

In its fourteenth 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, and a bigger turnout is anticipated this year. Proceeds from the race benefit three local non-profit organizations: Mobile Baykeeper, Gulf myTeam Triumph: Southern Alabama, and Delta Bike Project. 

For information regarding registration, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.thegrandman.com

Mobile Baykeeper is a community organization that provides citizens a means to protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed, Alabama's waterways and coastal communities. 

For more information, please visit www.mobilebaykeeper.org or the Facebook page.

myTeam Triumph: Southern Alabama is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally be unable to experience endurance events such as triathlons. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

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