Racing to Eliminate Autoimmune Diseases
Ride the wave with other athletes from around the Pacific Northwest who are charting their winning course by swimming, cycling and running their way to fitness and athletic excellence in preparation for this year’s Seafair Triathlon. Grab your first mates and come out to Seward Park on Lake Washington. This beautiful and scenic course offers an incredible experience for athletes of all ability levels.
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Voted the Pacific Northwest's best triathlon and Seattle's only Olympic distance course!
Olympic Challenge Course: 1-mile swim, 20-mile bike, 10K run.
Sprint Course: .5-mile swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run.
Relay Teams: 2-person and 3-person.
Minimum age for participation in the adult triathlon is 13.
Kids can “tri”, too, on a fun, custom-designed course just for them!
Kids Beginner Course: 50 yard swim, 1-mile bike, .2 mile run.
Kids Intermediate Course: 100 yard swim, 2-mile bike, .5 mile run.
Minimum age for participation in the kid's triathlon is 6.
The swim course is knee to waist deep so kids can stand up if necessary, however, intermediate course participants may need to swim.
Online registration closes on Thursday, July 18. On-site registration at the expo will be based on availability. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and finishers medal. Several event partners are offering discounted rates/packages for participants:
-We are pleased to announce that Group Health members enjoy 20% off the registration fee. Visit the Group Health Fitness Network for information and the discount code.
-PotentRx - Metabolic testing is 30% off ($190 retail cost). Proof of Seafair Triathlon registration is required. CLICK HERE to learn more about PotentRx.
-Inn at the WAC Seafair Triathlon Hotel & Pre-Race Dinner Package - $176+ tax.
Includes an overnight stay at the full-service luxury hotel, the Inn at the WAC, and a pre-race dinner (menu created by the WAC's Triathlon Coach) on Saturday, July 20.
Overnight parking (discounted rate of $17+tax), transportation to the race and post race spa relaxation packages are also available.
To book, call the Inn at the WAC at (206) 464-3055 and mention the "Seafair Triathlon" package.
CLICK HERE for more information about the WAC.
Registration Fee Schedule
$110 May 6 - June 9
$115 June 10 - July 7
$125 July 8 - July 18
$130 At Expo July 20
$80 May 6 - June 9
$85 June 10 - July 7
$90 July 8 - July 18
$100 At Expo July 20
$90 May 6 - June 9
$95 June 10 - July 7
$100 July 8 - July 18
$110 At Expo July 20
$105 May 6 - June 9
$110 June 10 - July 7
$115 July 8 - July 18
$125 At Expo July 20
$25 May 6 - June 9
$25 June 10 - July 7
$25 July 8 - July 18
$35 At Expo July 20
Rusty Pruden Endurance and Blue Fire Fitness offer online training programs and clinics for both kids and adults.
CLICK HERE for more information. Or, to learn more about Rusty Pruden Endurance, CLICK HERE. To learn more about Blue Fire Fitness, CLICK HERE.
Benaroya Research Institute "Race In Honor of Program"
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research translating discoveries to real life applications. The institute is one of the few in the world dedicated to finding causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others. Support your family members and friends who are battling these debilitating diseases by raising pledges as part of the "Race In Honor Of" program.
$1,000+ will receive a BRI Short-Sleeve Jersey (Air Surf Fabric, Moisture Wicking, 3 Rear Cargo Pockets with Angled, Easy Access Pockets. Full Length Zipper. Sizes XS-4XL.)
$500+ will receive BRI Arm Warmer (St Power Fabric, Gripper)
$250+ will receive a BRI Triathlon Visor
Expo & Packet Pick Up
Saturday, July 20 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (9th Ave. & Seneca St.).
Pick up your race packet, preview the course and check out our event partner's products and services!
Day Of Schedule of Events
5:15 a.m. - Transition Zone Opens
6:30 a.m. - Olympic Challenge Course Start
7 a.m. - Sprint Course Start
10:30 a.m. - Kids Beginner Course Start
11 a.m. - Kids Intermediate Course Start
11:15 a.m. - Awards Ceremony
Post Race Festivities and Awards Ceremony
Get in the Seafair summer spirit! Join us after the race at our celebration in the park featuring music, vendor booths, the Washington Athletic Club's relaxation lounge and a visit from some of your favorite Seafair personalities! Awards will be given to the top three men and women from each race course.
The following are the age groups for the men’s and women’s divisions and will be used for the distribution of awards: Juniors- 13-15 &16-19. Adults- 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Estimated Wave Start Times
Olympic Challenge Course
Wave #1 (6:30) Elite Males & Females
Wave #2 (6:31) Males 30-34
Wave #3 (6:33) Females 30-34
Wave #4 (6:36) Males 35-39
Wave #5 (6:39) Females 35-39
Wave #6 (6:42) Males 29 & Under
Wave #7 (6:45) Females 29 & Under
Wave #8 (6:48) Males 40-49
Wave #9 (6:51) Females 40-49
Wave #10 (6:54) Males 50 & Over
Wave #11 Females 50 & Over
Wave #1 (7:20) Males 30-34
Wave #2 (7:25) Females 30-34
Wave#3 (7:30) Males 35-39
Wave #4 (7:35) Females 35-39
Wave #5 (7:40) Males 29 & Under
Wave #6 (7:45) Females 29 & Under
Wave #7 (7:50) Males 40-49
Wave #8 (7:55) Females 40-49
GOLD (All Relay Teams)
Wave #10 (8:00) Males & Females 50 & Over
Wave #11 (8:05) Friends & Family Division
Not ready to take on all three sports in one day? Bring your friends, family and co-workers and participate as a relay team. Two-person and three-person relay teams may compete in either the male, female, or coed divisions.
Swim Course Notice
It is very important that all athletes who choose to compete in an Olympic or sprint distance triathlon are capable of swimming at least half a mile in open water. If you do not have experience swimming in open water, it is highly recommended that you do so prior to the race.
Due to environmental concerns, the milfoil in Andrews Bay may not be cut prior to the race. Although the milfoil will be pushed back as athletes enter the water, please expect to possibly encounter some milfoil throughout your swim.
Race Transfer Policy
For insurance purposes the Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon has a NO RACE TRANSFER policy in place. If you choose not to race this year, you may not give your race number to another athlete, however you may defer your registration to the following year.
Deferral is on a case by case basis. Please contact Kyle via e-mail to make a request.
The transition area will be open and supervised starting at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 21. For the safety of all participants, only registered participants will be allowed in the transition area. Participants may leave their personal belongings in this secure area. Please rack your bike on your designated bike rack, which is determined by your race number. Athletes can only rack their bikes the morning of the race, no day before bike racking will be allowed. Gerk's Cycle will be available for any bike repair. All participants can enter the transition zone starting at 5:15 a.m., and may enter the area after the first wave of swimmers has started at 6:30 a.m. via the Transition Zone Participant Entrance.
Parking is not permitted at Seward Park, however participants may park in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be respectful of the residents who share their neighborhood with us and abide by all parking restrictions, keeping noise to a minimum.
AA Sports is the official timing company of the Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon.
Prize money will be awards to the top three individuals (male & female) competing in the elite wave of the Olympic Challenge Race. Only individuals competing in the elite wave will be eligible to win prize money. Elite athletes are not eligible to win age group awards. There will be no elite category or prize money for individuals competing in the sprint triathlon.
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100
Elite Wave Information
To participate in the elite wave, first register, then send an e-mail requesting to be placed into the elite wave along with comparable times/placing from your previous three (3) triathlons.
Finish Line Participant Zone
All race participants will complete the race and end in the finish line zone. Water and refreshments will be provided. Additionally, please place your timing chip in the bins before exiting the zone. The finish line zone is for participants only.
Official results will be posted here by 7 p.m. the night of the event.
Penrose Photography will be on-site.
About Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), founded in 1956, is an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, translating discoveries to real-life applications. Autoimmune disease happens when the immune system, designed to protect the body, attacks it instead. BRI is one of the few research institutes in the world dedicated to discovering causes and cures to eliminate autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and many others. Visit www.BenaroyaResearch.org or Facebook/BenaroyaResearch for more information about BRI, clinical studies and more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Seafair Triathlon Sponsors
Benaroya Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Washington Athletic Club, Brooks, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Rockstar Energy, Muscle Milk, Clif Kid, Speedy Reedy, PotentRx, Rusty Pruden Endurance, Blue Fire Fitness, Albert Lee Appliance, The Boeing Company, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, Safeway, SeattlePI.com, PODS, It Tastes RAAW Juices, Warm 106.9 FM Today's Soft Favorites, Movin 92.5 All The Hits!, The New Click 98.9 - Modern Music, AM 880 KIXI Music - As Cool Now As It Was Then, Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW, Amway.