Register for the 2018 SummerFEST Triathlon

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The 7th Annual Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon is held in Lakewood, Washington.  This year the race staff will enforce a high standard of Triathlon rules and regulations.  This is not a USAT Sanctioned race, however the race staff has indepth USAT coaching knowledge and experience at all levels of Triathlon.  The race staff consists of USAT Certified Coaches, City Officials and full distance triathlon athletes.  Safety of all the participants, volunteers, and spectators remains the utmost and highest concern of the City of Lakewood.  Athletes are required to abide by all rules set forth by the race staff inorder to have a safe, high quality, and fun event.      

This triathlon is part of the Triple Threat Series. If you are interested in participating in 3 fantastic triathlons this summer, register here for the Triple Threat instead of signing up for each one individually.

Part of the 2018 Lakewood SummerFEST
The Triathlon ends as SummerFEST festivities begin! So bring the whole family and stay for live performances, hands-on art, international festival, food trucks, KIDZONE, orienteering training, and a movie at dusk. Learn more here

5K, 10K and 1 Mile Free Kids Run - "Get your "Forrest Gump" on Fun Run!
SummerFEST Activities will include the "Run Forrest Run" 5k, 10K, and Free 1 mile kids run!  Get your "Gump" on dress in your favorite 'Forrest Gump' outfit.  Beards provided by the city!!  Look for the 5K and 10K maps to be published.    Click Here to Register and for all the information! 

Race Information:SummerFEST Swim Couple

Date: Saturday, July 14th 2018
Time: 9:00AM
Place: American Lake Park
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The Course (not USAT Sactioned, but will have will have USAT Standards):
½ -mile SWIM starting and ending from the shore at American Lake Park
14-mile BIKE course loops through the streets of Lakewood, Steilacoom, JBLM and Pierce County
3.1-mile RUN at Fort Steilacoom Park

Swim and Bike Start Location - Transition 1 (T1):
American Lake Park
9222 Veterans Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 9849

Bike finish and Run start - Transition 2 (T2):
Fort Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Ave SW 
Lakewood, WA 98499

Please read and follow these Transition steps for a sucessful race day!
Two “Transition Points” (T-1 & T-2) can be tricky, so here’s what to do:

1. Pick your Race Packet up on July 13th, Friday, at Lakewood City Hall.  Set your bike up with your race number and get all your gear ready the night before.

2. On Race Day, July 14th, go to American Lake for bike drop between 6AM and 7AM.  Volunteers will check you into T-1.  Place your bike on the bike racks according to your number and leave your bike/swim gear in T-1.  

Drive back to Fort Steilacoom Park with your RUNNING GEAR ONLY (Running Shoes, Race Number, Hat, Sunglasses, drink, nutrition). Park your car at Fort Steilacoom Park.

3.  Set up your Running gear (Running shoes, Race Number, Hat, Sunglasses, drink, nutrition) in T-2 (Fort Steilacoom Park).

Ride the Shuttle back to American Lake – Last Shuttle from Fort Steilacoom Park leaves at 8:20.  Don’t wait till the last shuttle!  

Once back at American Lake, ensure your Bike is all set up, get your wetsuit on, warm up and get ready to race.  Using this Free Shuttle method, your vehicle will be at Fort Steilacoom Park – The finish line.  Your gear from T-1 (which you have placed in a marked T-1 Bag) will be brought to Fort Steilacoom Park by the City of Lakewood.  

T-1 will close at 8:40AM.  Participants should be warmed up by 8:40, including your swim warm-up.  The City of Lakewood’s opening ceremony will begin at 8:45, followed by the Race Directors safety briefing and the start at 9AM.

Athletes may use a spouse, friend, fellow athlete as a shuttle system, but we have provided a free and convenient shuttle for your use.  

Start & Finish:

The race will start at 9:00am along the shore of American Lake and end at Fort Steilacoom Park.

SummerFEST Winners

Packet Pick-up:

Friday, July 13, 8:30am-5:30 pm at Lakewood City Hall (6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, 98499 room 1E). You must be present and show your picture ID in order to pick up your race packet! Friends/relatives are not allowed to pick up your packet for you.


Join a spectacular festival and triathlon! Volunteers receive a t-shirt and community service hours. We need about 50 volunteers to assist us with various portions of this event. If you would like to help out, please click here to learn more about volunteer details.

Begin your registration below!


Price for Sprint Triathlon 2 Person Team will increase in 6 days.
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SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon Waiver of Liability
Participants and parents/guardians of all participants taking part in Lakewood Parks, Recreation & Community Services programs and events agree to the following release. I know that swimming, biking and running, regardless of the distance, includes an element of risk. I should not participate in the SummerFEST Triathlon (hereinafter 'ST') unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume any and all risks associated with participating in the ST events including, but not limited to, illness, traveling to and from the events, falls, contact with other participants, volunteers or race officials, the effects of the weather (including temperature extremes and humidity), the effects of the water in American Lake and the surface conditions of the roads and sidewalks, all such risks being understood and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of the acceptance of my application, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and waive, release and discharge The City of Lakewood, its officers, agents and employees, event officials, volunteers and any and all other sponsors, suppliers, agents, independent contractors, The City of Lakewood, JBLM, Tacoma South Sound Sports, Just Tri, the City of Steilacoom, Raise the Bar or its employees, and any other personnel or employees, in any way assisting or connected with group events from any and all claims or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever arising out of my participation in the ST events, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or parties named in this waiver. I also understand and agree that the City of Lakewood may subsequently use, for publicity or promotional purposes, my name and/or pictures of me participating in group events without liability or obligation to me. I also hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and /or illness during the event. This waiver and release shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I hereby certify that I have read this document; and, I understand and agree to its content.

Race Age Requirements: I understand that I must be at least 12 years of age to register for this event. A parent or guardian must sign for youths under the age of 18.

By entering my name, I hereby give the electronic equivalent of my signature and I confirm that I have read and agree (on my own behalf and on behalf of my minor child(ren) or ward(s), if applicable), to the registration terms, privacy policy and terms of use. If I am registering any children under the age of eighteen or legally incapacitated adults, I represent and warrant that I am their parent or legal guardian.