Seafair Triathlon
Date(s): Sunday, July 20, 2014
Location: Seward Park
Time: 6:30 a.m. Adults, 10:30 a.m. Kids

Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, Sprint Triathlon & Relay Courses, Kid's Triathlon

Voted the Northwest's BEST Triathlon

Voted the Northwest's BEST Triathlon!

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.

Follow the Seafair Triathlon on Facebook so you’re kept up to date as we unveil changes, and post race updates, promotions and announcements in the upcoming months! CLICK HERE for the Seafair Triathlon Facebook page.   

Adult Triathlon

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. For a map of the course, CLICK HERE.

Olympic Duathlon Course: 20-mile bike, 10K run. For a map of the course, CLICK HERE.

Sprint Course: .5-mile swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run. For a map of the course, CLICK HERE.
Relay Teams: 2-person and 3-person. 

Minimum age for participation in the adult triathlon is 13. 

Kids Triathlon 

Kids can “tri”, too, on a fun, custom-designed course just for them!  For a map of the courses, CLICK HERE.

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 is now closed. 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:

Registration Fee Schedule

Olympic Distance Triathlon

$135 July 19 at Triathlon Expo

Olympic Distance Duathlon – NEW THIS YEAR! (Bike & Run only)
$135 July 19 at Triathlon Expo

Sprint Distance Triathlon

$105 July 19 at Triathlon Expo

2 Person Sprint Distance Triathlon Relay 

$115 July 19 at Triathlon Expo

3 Person Sprint Distance Triathlon Relay 

$130 July 19 at Triathlon Expo

Kids - Beginner and Intermediate Triathlon

$40 July 19 at Triathlon Expo


-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.

CLICK HERE to purchase training.

Adult Triathlon Training with Mary Meyer Life Fitness

Known in Seattle as the resource for outstanding swim and triathlon coaching, MMLF helps athletes of all levels prepare for a great triathlon experience. Providing exceptional clinics, triathlon events and lectures, MMLF develops physical and mental strength to meet goals with confidence. Purchase a training package with your registration today and ensure that you’ll be ready to ROCK the race in July! (All packages include a complimentary Intro to Triathlon Lecture – Multiple clinic dates available for all options). 

CLICK HERE for more information and pricing.

Kids Triathlon Training with Rusty Pruden
This summer, Rusty Pruden Endurance are partnering to support and produce RPE Youth triathlon development, a triathlon training program for kids ages 6 - 13. Kids will meet with coaches once a week, with group activities and engaging sport specific games. Group sessions will be held on Saturdays and each of those clinics will include two hours of triathlon training. The course will teach each student proper technique for success in the open water and on the bike, teaching students how to overcome anxiety, bike handling into corners, shift and other tactics. In addition, transition practice will be incorporated during each of these clinics.

CLICK HERE for more information and pricing.


Collegiate Challenge
Join our Collegiate Challenge and compete against other colleges. Times from each school will be accumulated to determine an average time per school. Awards for the top schools will be given on top of age group awards. Make sure you select your collegiate team during registration!

*All participants interested in the Collegiate Challenge must register before Friday, July 4, 2014. (Participants can still register for the race after this date, but will not be included in the challenge.)

Military Challenge

Introducing the Seafair Triathlon Military Challenge! Indicate your military branch at time of online registration and you will automatically be entered into the challenge. Times from each branch will be accumulated and awards will be given for top overall military branch as well as top athletes in each. 

*All participants interested in the Military Challenge must register before Friday, July 4, 2014. (Participants can still register for the race after this date, but will not be included in the challenge.)


Expo & Packet Pick Up
Date: Saturday, July 19th
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: At the event site, Seward Park

Participants will pick up all necessary equipment for race day including chip, bib and have the opportunity to be body marked. Don't forget to bring your bike if it needs a quick look over while visiting the Triathlon sponsors and exhibitors. Participants can rack their bike a day early at the Expo for $10. You can purchase a pass online during registration or onsite the day of the expo.


Day Of Schedule of Events

5:15 a.m. - Transition Zone Opens

6:30 a.m. - Olympic Triathlon Challenge Course Start

6:30 a.m. - Olympic Duathlon Challenge Course Start

7:20 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

FREE Race Photo Downloads for ALL Participants
Join us as we welcome award winning Northwest Photographer, Evan Pilchik to the Seafair Triathlon! EP Events has been doing sports photography for 20 years and he and his company photograph over 150 running, biking and swimming events yearly throughout the West Coast.

New this year - All Triathlon participants will get their FREE Downloadable Commemorative Photos with their race registration thanks to our photo sponsor Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle!

Finish Chute

The finish chute at the event will be lined with food and drinks for your recovery after the race! Enjoy product from TalkingRain Beverage Company, bagels from Fran's Bakery, nuun sports drink tabs and product from Charlie's Produce. 

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.  

Age Divisions

The following are the age groups will be listed 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+.

Wave Start Times

Olympic Challenge Course
Wave #1 (6:30) Elite Males & Females -
Bibs 1-25 only
Wave #2 (6:33) Military                
Wave #3 (6:36) Collegiate
Wave #4 (6:39) Males 30-34
Wave #5 (6:42) Females 30-34
Wave #6 (6:45) Males 35-39
Wave #7 (6:48) Females 35-39
Wave #8 (6:51) Males 29 & Under
Wave #9 (6:54) Females 29 & Under
Wave #10 (6:57) Males 40-49
Wave #11 (7:00) Females 40-49
Wave #12 (7:03) Males 50 & Over
Wave #13 (7:06) Females 50 & Over

Sprint Course
Wave #1 (7:20) Military/Open
Wave #2 (7:23) Collegiate/Open
Wave#3 (7:26) Males 30-34
Wave #4 (7:29) Females 30-34
Wave #5 (7:32) Males 35-39
Wave #6 (7:35) Females 35-39
Wave #7 (7:38) Males 29 & Under
Wave #8 (7:41) Females 29 & Under
Wave #9 (7:44) Males 40-49

GOLD (All Relay Teams)
Wave #10 (7:47) Females 40-49
Wave #11 (7:50) Males 50 & Over
Wave #12 (7:53) Females 50 & Over
Wave #13 (7:56) Friends & Family Division

Sprint Distance Relay Teams

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 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 Policy

Deferral is on a case by case basis. Please contact Sarah Shaw via email to make a request:

Transition Area 

The transition area will be open and supervised starting at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 20th.  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. Speedy Reedy and 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. All bikes must be racked 30 minutes prior to your wave start.

Event Parking 

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. 

Race Timing
AA Sports is the official timing company of the Seafair Triathlon. 

Prize Money

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 email to requesting to be placed into the elite wave along with comparable times/placing from your previous three (3) triathlons.

*All requests to be included in the Elite Wave must be made before Friday, July 4, 2014.

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.


Olympic Triathlon: CLICK HERE

Olympic Duathlon: CLICK HERE

Sprint Triathlon: CLICK HERE

Kids Intermediate Triathlon CLICK HERE

Kids Beginner Triathlon: CLICK HERE

Olympic Collegiate Category: CLICK HERE

Sprint Collegiate Category: CLICK HERE

Olympic Military Category: CLICK HERE

Sprint Military Category: CLICK HERE

Event Sponsors
Albert Lee Appliance, Alternative Talk 1150 KKNW, AM 880 KIXI Music - As Cool Now As It Was Then, Athletic Awards, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, blueseventy, Brooks, Cascade Bicycle Club, Franz Bakery, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, Mary Meyer Life Fitness, MOVIN 92.5 All The Hits!, nuun, Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle, Performance Bicycle, PODS, Rack N Road, Rockstar Energy Drink, Rusty Pruden Endurance, Safeway, Seattle Magazine,, Speedy Reedy, TalkingRain Beverage Company, The Boeing Company, The New Click 98.9 - Modern Music, Today’s Warm 106.9 FM, Tulalip Resort Casino, Washington Athletic Club, Western Washington Hyundai Dealers.