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TRY-BEE Triathlon

try-bee on tybeeGet ready to swim, bike and run your way around Tybee Island as the TRY-BEE Triathlon comes to town!  A triathlon is a multi–stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines and our beautiful island makes for the perfect venue.  Many seasoned competitors are already signed up to make the race and there’s still room for you to join on or to cheer on your favorite athlete.

Swim: The swim portion will be a 750 meter ocean swim. Participants will swim out 50 meters, then turn parallel to the shore and swim with the current for 650 meters prior to swimming back into shore. The transition area is located just on the other side of the boardwalk and baby pools will be provided for rinsing the sand off your feet.

Bike: The bike is an out and back ride which is nearly completely flat. There is one hill which is the bridge off of Tybee Island. One mile after the bridge, participants will turn right into Fort Pulaski State Park, do a loop around the park and then head back to transition. The bike is full of beautiful marsh-scapes and coastal birds. The bike should prove to be VERY fast.

Run: The run course will be an out and back in the neighborhoods around Tybee Island. Participants will find aid stations at miles .75, 1.5 and 2.25. The course is completely flat and very fast.

Try-Bee on Tybee

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A sure way to make a great showing is to start out with your own personal staging area.  Mermaid Cottages has two great cottages available and there’ll surely be lots of competition for both…. read more

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EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

evp pro volleyball beach tourJoin the EVP Beach Bum Week Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for its annual stop in Tybee Island.  There’ll be lots of serves, lobs, spikes and sand kicked around, but there’ll be no bullies, here.  These volleyball pros are the best on the beach and this action packed event is a must see for athletes and spectators.

The EVP® Beach Volleyball Tour’s primary aim is to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great day at the beach. At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors, they also have the chance to interact with the pros by participating in contests and promotions at hosting venues. EVP® Tour events channel local resources and draw all participants together, benefiting the entire community. Pro Teams who finish 1st in these event are awarded travel packages to compete in the EVP® World Finals of Beach Volleyball… EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

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This is a wonderful opportunity to watch these exciting qualifiers in action and to interact with the pros, too.  Get in to the net right away and spike a great deal on your favorite cottage for this sporting weekend…. read more

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