Athletes prepare for Lake Sammamish Triathlon Aug. 28

August 24, 2010

By Staff

While some athletes will head north for the rigorous Subaru Ironman Canada race in Penticton, British Columbia, on Aug. 29, many local triathletes will be wrapping up their season Aug. 28 at the Lake Sammamish Triathlon.

The Lake Sammamish Triathlon, at Lake Sammamish State Park, is the final local triathlon of the year. The event begins at 7 a.m. As of Aug. 23, registration for the race was still open. Sign up for the triathlon at or Get more information by calling 206-920-3983.

The course consists of a 400-meter swim, a 14-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run through the park along Issaquah Creek.

The Lake Sammamish Triathlon has the standard age group categories as other triathlons, including Clydesdale (men 200 pounds or heavier), Athena (women 150 pounds or heavier), junior age groups, friends and family, and relay teams. The friends and family category is a noncompetitive category.

All finishers will receive a medal.

A portion of the registration fees goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

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