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Lake Whatcom Triathlon Olympic | Sprint | Aquabike | Youth Splash & Dash

July 13 @ 5:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 5:30 am on day second of July, repeating until July 15, 2023

Olympic-distance triathlon was welcomed back to beautiful Bellingham, Washington in 2017 with the Lake Whatcom Triathlon(LWT). The race includes a 1500-meter swim on Lake Whatcom, 40km bike ride along North Shore Drive and Y Road, and a 10km run around the trails of beautiful Whatcom Falls Park, with the transition area and start/finish lines at Bloedel Donovan Park. The event draws beginner to elite athletes, in individual and relay divisions, and includes an expo area for athletes and spectators.

Event Schedule
Friday
4:00 pm – 7:00pm: Expo and Packet Pickup at Bloedel Donovan Park

Saturday
5:30 am – 6:30am: Packet Pickup at Bloedel Donovan Park
6:35 am: Pre-Race meeting at Bloedel Donovan Park
7:00 am: Race Start at Bloedel Donovan Park

The roots of the Lake Whatcom Triathlon date back more than 12 years, when pro triathletes came to compete in Bellingham’s well-known Baker’s Breakfast Cookies ITU International Triathlon in an attempt to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games and other ITU events. The race drew pros like Olympic-medalist Sheila Taormina and nationally ranked Bellevue-native Joe Umphenour. That event last took place in 2005, but the spirit of the race has been kept alive over the years through the Homemade Cookie Tri and, more recently, the Homemade Pie Tri. These laid-back organic events put more emphasis on local community than official timing chips and medals (finishers received edible “awards” in the form of cookies or pie). They also highlighted Lake Whatcom and the surrounding area as a prime venue for triathlon and multi-sport events.

Olympic-distance triathlon officially came alive again in 2017 with the Lake Whatcom Triathlon (LWT), a timed event that welcomes athletes and relay teams. The race includes a 1500-meter swim on Lake Whatcom, 40km bike ride along North Shore Drive and Y Road, and a 10km run around the trails of Whatcom Falls Park, with the transition area and start/finish lines at Bloedel Donovan Park. The event will draw beginner to elite athletes, in individual and relay divisions, and will include a vendor area for athletes and spectators.

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
5:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.lakewhatcomtriathlon.com/

Venue

Bloedel Donovan Park
2114 Electric Ave
Bellingham, WA 98229 United States
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