2013 PineappleMan Triathlon:
The race runs in conjunction with the annual Pineapple Festival, which runs all weekend and features food, drink, games, live music and some endurance races! A beautiful location on Gregory Town's cove the festival celebrates the area's pineapple farmers.
The music doesn't stop until the wee hours.
The race was reintroduced to the festival schedule, after an absence of a few years, in 2006. It has continued to grow each year, but maintains it's fun-but-competitive nature.
The 500 meter triangle swim course is surrounded by the limestone cliffs of the Gregory Town cove.
This leeward cove is usually flat calm and perfect for swimming but can get choppy if a westerly wind picks up.
The transition area is up the steps (careful!) and just to the right.
The bike loop will now be out to the Glass Window Bridge (one of the Bahamas' natural wonders) and back. Only climb 'The Hill' twice! (Run remains the same). So the bike is now 16K, longer but maybe a tad easier.
The 5 kilometer run course once again heads north out of town to the turnaround at the Cove Resort entrance.
The Hill is climbed a total of two more times.
You can encourage and keep an eye on your fellow competitors on the out-and-back loops, a design which a lot of our racers enjoy!
Eleuthera can be reached directly from both Miami International Airport (American Airlines) and Fort Lauderdale Airport (Continental and Twin Air).
Gregory Town is closest to ELH and GHB airports on the northern end of Eleuthera.
You can also travel through Nassau and take a ferry from there.
Please email Tom for further travel information and information about accomodations.
2012 Results at: bahamas4u.com - (June 2, 2012)
2011 Results at: TriFind.com - (June 4, 2011)
2010 Results at: TriFind.com - (June 5, 2010)