ABOUT THE SUMMERFEST TRIATHLON
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!
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.
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!