The Black Diamond Triathlon will return in 2015 for a 13th year on Sunday, September 13th offering a Long Course Triathlon and Half Marathon.
The Long Course Tri has been a popular end-of-season event for athletes in Washington and Oregon. The swim is a 1.2 mile 2-loop course in Deep Lake at Nolte State Park in Enumclaw. Athletes exit the water and ride along the base of the Cascade Foothills on gently rolling rural roads with generous shoulders through the sleepy communities of Cumberland, Selleck, and Ravensdale for 56 miles. The roads are a favorite training ground for area cyclists.
The 13.1 mile run doesn’t travel too far from the park and ends with a 1.4 loop on the trail surrounding the lake. The Half Marathon will take place on that same run course at the beginning of the day. The bike and run courses give spectators quite a few opportunities to see their athletes on race day and the rural park housing transition and race central is very family and picnic-friendly, making it a fun event for families to attend.
Individual athletes can expect similar pricing to the 2014 fees ranging from $175-$220. Pricing for the Half Marathon and relay participants will be slightly lower ranging from $55-$65. The first price increases happen March 1st.
Raise the Bar of Kent, WA has recently acquired the Black Diamond Tri and values the rich history that’s been built by previous owners Jon & Carol Atherton of Portland, OR. “We are grateful for all the hard work Jon and Carol have done over the years to build the Black Diamond Tri,” explains Raise the Bar’s Patty Swedberg. “This has been a race many of the Raise the Bar staff and team members have participated in for more than a decade. We’re excited to continue the tradition of serving up a great race to great athletes.”
Find convenient, online registration through “RegToRace” for the Black Diamond Tri & Half Marathon at www.regtorace.com/event/24.
Find more information about the event at www.blackdiamondtri.com