Raise the Bar is bringing the Black Diamond Triathlon back in 2019 and, after many requests from athletes, is bringing the Half Iron Distance Back into the mix. There will also be a Sprint, Super Sprint and Half Iron & Sprint Relays.
The course begins in beautiful Deep Lake, known for it's clear cool water - water temp expected in the low 70's. The bike course travels along the base of the Cascade foothills with a surprisingly low overall elevation gain - great for beginners or those looking for a fast fun bike. The bike elevation is much the same - a few small bumps but nothing considered a 'hill'. All races include 2 laps around Lake Nolte which is a hard-packed gravel trail. No trail shoes necessary.
Nolte State park in Enumclaw is a beautiful, rural, family-friendly park that families can enjoy during the day with a swim beach, kids play area, and generous picnic area as their athletes come and go through transition. After the race, everyone can enjoy a full meal, finishers medal, and an awards celebration that awards the top 3 overall men and women in each race, and the top-3 finishers of each age group and relay.