General Course Information
Location: Nolte State Park
36921 Veazie Cumberland Road
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Half Iron Triathlon: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
(Relay option for Half Iron only)
Sprint Triathlon: .5 mile swim, 13.7 mile bike, 2.8 mile run
Super Sprint Triathlon: .25 mile swim, 13.7 mile bike, 2.8 mile run
For Specific Course Information, visit the Course Pages.
The swim starts on the beach. Deep Lake is typically colder than surrounding lakes. We anticipate temperatures in the 70's. Typically, Both full or sleeveless wetsuits are recommended. PLEASE WARM UP IN THE WATER. You may warm up on the course before the start or to the left of the swim start. The course is clockwise around the large triangular buoys. The Sprint Course is one diamond loop, the Super Sprint a triangle, and the Half Iron is two diamond loops. Look for details on the course page or in the pre-race materials sent to you via email.
The bike course is OPEN to traffic and on race day you are held to the same standard as you would be on a regular bike ride.
This race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All USAT rules will apply. Find the Cycling Rules HERE. Please read the rules so you know what not to do on race day! (and avoid getting a time penalty) Some of the most important rules are:
Police Officers will be stationed at any corner where vehicles need to be slowed or stopped for rider safety. Their job is to monitor and control traffic (not athletes!). Volunteers will be positioned at all significant intersections. Their job is to encourage you and make sure you're going the right direction. RTB volunteers are rabidly dedicated to these tasks - follow their directions! Athletes are required to be alert and obeying all rules of the road to avoid any preventable mishaps on the course.
Bike Mechanics will be onsite on race morning to make minor repairs or adjustments for bikes in ride-able condition. Please bring a bike to the race that is prepared for race day. There will also be support on the bike course to help fix flats, make minor adjustments, or offer assistance back to transition. It's important that you're prepared to fix a flat or put a chain back on.
There will be an aid station on the Half Iron bike course at approx mile 15.3, 32, and 46 that will provide water, gels, and sports drink.
The Sprint run courses is two loops around Deep Lake on an up-and-down hard-packed gravel trail for a total of 2.8 miles. You'll get water/gels at the exit of transition and again at mile 1.4.
The half iron has a tricky exit (well-marked but pay attention please!) and will travel on the roads south of the park. It will conclude with 2 loops around the lake. 2. Loops.
Half Iron Course Cut-offs (Shortening)
There are no Cut-offs on the Sprint race.
This local Half Iron triathlon is much smaller than an Ironman-branded event....200-300 athletes compared to 1500-2000. Because of that, we need to put processes in place that ensure our course directors can keep watchful eyes on athletes toward the end of the race who might need extra assistance. We hope you understand the necessity.
At this time, we are planning only one alteration...
All athletes must be to mile 7.1 by 3:05 pm. This at the intersection of 384th St. and Veazie-Cumberland Road as you're running back toward the park. If you arrive after 3:05pm, you'll be directed north to the park and will bypass the 2nd 2-mile out-and-back on 384th. We invite you to continue on the regular Half Iron run course and enjoy the triumphant finish line after running 2 laps around the lake (or only one if you prefer).