ABOUT THE EVENT: This two-day festival of events takes place at Nolte State Park and includes a Half-Iron Triathlon, Endurance Duathlon on Saturday, as well as a Half-Marathon, Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon and Sprint Distance Triathlon, as well as a non-competitive TRI-IT on Sunday.
The Park is located five miles north of Enumclaw, Washington at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains (just 40 miles from downtown Seattle, WA). This beautiful, scenic countryside servers as the gateway to Mt. Rainier National Park and provides one of the best cycling courses in the Seattle area.
High school students or participants 18 years & younger may deduct $10 from the entry fee. Those registering on-line will receive a $10.00 refund at packet pickup.
*TRI NorthWest members may deduct $10 from the entry fee (you must provide your TRI NorthWest #/card)
*Entry Fee Includes: Commemorative finisher T-shirt and finisher medal, BBQ Brunch, ChampionChip Timing, awards, plus lots of fun and camaraderie.
NOTE: T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Quantities and sizes will be limited after 9/3.
PRE-REGISTRATION Mail-in Registrations must be post-marked no later than Thursday, September 4th. Make checks payable to: Black Diamond Triathlon, and mail to:
Black Diamond Triathlon c/o AA Sports, Ltd. 4840 SW Western Ave, Suite 400 Beaverton, Oregon 97005
CONFIRMATIONS: confirmation cards will be mailed on 9/5 to those whose registration have been received by 9/3. Participant confirmations will also be posted on the www.racecenter.com website for all mail-in and online entries. If you do not receive a confirmation card in the mail, please refer to the on-line confirmation list to verify your information and to get your race number for packet pickup.
OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON; SPRINT TRIATHLON & Non-Competitive TRI-IT: [br] [br]Swim: [br]Open water clockwise swim - keep buoys on the right (water temperature in the mid 60s). [br] [br]Bike: [br]NEW - CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP [br]Olympic Tri - Looped ride over quiet country roads, flat to rolling hills. Head north out of Nolte State Park on Veazie Cumberland and Cumberland/Kanaskat Roads to the junction of Retreat Kanaskat and Kanaskat/Kangley Roads. Continue counterclockwise around the loop on Kanaskat/Kangley Rd, and SE 272nd St. There will be a 2.4-Mile out-and-back section on SE 272nd St to the west towards the city of Kent before completing the loop on Retreat Kanaskat Rd back to the junction. The course then heads back south to Nolte State Park. [br] [br]Sprint Tri - Out and back on quiet county roads, flat to rolling hills. Begin by traveling north on Veazie Cumberland and Cumberland/Kanaskat Roads to the turn-around at the junction of Retreat Kanaskat and Kanaskat/Kangley Roads, then south back to Nolte State Park. [br] [br]Run: [br]Olympic Tri - The flat & fast looped run course begins by exiting Nolte State Park and running along the wide shoulder south towards Enumclaw on Veazie/Cumberland Rd to a turn-around approximately 2.3 miles away. After re-entering Nolte State Park the course continues on a 1.4-mile beautiful nature trail that circles the lake and brings you back to the finish line. [br] [br]Sprint Tri & Tri-iT- The flat & fast, two lap run course stays inside Nolte State Park and takes place on a beautiful nature trail that circles the Lake. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO LOOPS AROUND THE LAKE FOR THE SPRINT AND TRI-IT) [br] [br]SPECIAL NOTE TO OLYMPIC TRI/DU & HALF-MARATHON: There is a 1/4-mile section of the run course that is rough (pot-holes and gravel). We have spent many hours with the county and local authorities to try to come up with a solution (fix it, or different course). We have had no luck in acheving a solution, as the residence do not want the road fixed (it keeps the traffic slowed down), and there is no safe, logistical option for a new run course. We have talked with athletes that do the event, and the feed back is that they do not mind the small inconvenience in lew of cancelling the event. Additionally, we had some people in the Olympic Du miss a turn on the course in 2007. We will have better signage, and a race manager located that that location. [br] [br]THE START [br]All participants must have their equipment situated in the transition zone by 8:30 a.m. on race day morning and be positioned at the race start down by the water by 8:45 a.m. for last minute instructions. The first swim wave will leave at 9:00 a.m. Duathletes will start in a time-trial format at approximaty 9:15 a.m. [br]
LODGING & GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION: [br] [br]NOLTE STATE PARK INFORMATION - CLICK HERE [br] [br]- Best Western Peppertree Inns - 15 min from Enumclaw (Rates: $69.95 for 1 bed; $79.95 for 2) [br] [br]- Kings Motel (888) 886-5118 [br] [br]- Park Center Hotel (360) 825-4490 [br] [br]- Camping is available at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park (888) 226-7688 (4 miles from Nolte State Park), www.parks.wa.gov [br] [br]- RV camping is available at the King County Fairgrounds. (360) 825-7777; 1421 Cole St, Enumclaw [br] [br]Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce (360) 825-7666, www.enumclawchamber.com [br] [br]DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: [br]Located north of the town of Enumclaw, WA on the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. [br] [br]FROM I-5 NORTH: MILES BETWEEN POINTS TOTAL MILES [br]1. Start downtown Seattle (Seattle Center) 0.0 0.0 [br] [br]2. Take I-5 south to I-90 to I-405 9.5 9.5 [br] [br]3. Exit 4: Renton / Enumclaw 6.0 15.5 [br] [br]4. Take RT 169 to Maple Valley / Enumclaw (stay in left-most lane) 0.6 16.1 [br] [br]5. Welcome to Maple Valley Sign (ramps to State Hwy 18) 11.1 27.2 [br] [br]6. Turn left onto the Kent / Kangley Rd (this road is clearly marked by a large sign above the intersection. Look for the following landmarks: 2.8 30.0 [br] Sign for Covington / Kent State Hwy 516 [br] Do-it Center Hardware Store (bright orange building on the right side of the road prior to the turn [br] Dairy Queen (DQ) on near right side of the intersection [br] 76 gas station on the far right side of the intersection [br] Texaco gas station on the far left side of the intersectio [br] [br]7. Covington Rd (not a traffic light) 2.4 32.4 [br] [br]8. Bike TA Point (opposite 35mph sign closest to Int Kent / Kangley Rd & 292nd Ave SE) 0.3 32.7 [br] [br]9. Int of Kent / Kangley Rd & 292nd Ave 0.6 33.3 [br] [br]10. Bear right onto the Retreat Kanasket Rd 0.2 33.5 [br] [br]11. Int of Retreat Kanasket Rd / Veazie-Cumberland Rd (bear right onto Veazie-Cumberland Rd) 3.1 36.6 [br] [br]12. Entrance to Kanaskat Palmer State Park 1.9 38.5 [br] [br]13. Town of Cumberland (at convenience store) 2.5 41.0 [br] [br]14. Entrance to Nolte State Park 1.3 42.3 [br] [br]FROM TACOMA: Take Highway 512 east to Puyallup. Take the exit for Highway 410 east (pass through the cities of Bonney Lake and Buckley). Highway 410 takes you through Enumclaw. [br] [br]FROM EAST OF ENUMCLAW: On SR 410, turn north on 284th Ave., S.E., (look for sign) and continue approximately seven miles to park entrance. [br]