More than 1,000 athletes expected for 10th annual Issaquah Triathlon
June 1, 2010
For many athletes, the triathlon season begins with the Issaquah Tri. This year’s Issaquah Triathlon is June 5 at Lake Sammamish State Park.
More than 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 10th annual event. The Issaquah Tri actually includes a variety of races.
The first race, the sprint triathlon, starts at 7 a.m. The sprint triathlon appeals to veteran triathletes, as well as novices who are just starting to get their feet wet in the sport.
The sprint triathlon course consists of a quarter-mile swim, a 15-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.
The sprint duathlon, added to the Issaquah Tri schedule last year, consists of a 15-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.
Among the other events are the 5K and 10K runs, which start at 8:30 a.m. The field of competitors often consists of seasoned distance runners, but also appeals to runners of a variety of ages.
The kids’ triathlon wraps up the morning. The event, which starts at 9:30 a.m., is for children 6-12 years of age.
Packet pickup and late registration for all events are from 1-6 p.m. June 4 at Lake Sammamish State Park. There will also be packet pickup and registration June 5, starting at 5:30 a.m.