Black Diamond Half Iron Triathlon & Sprint Triathlon
September 9, 2017 Nolte State Park, Enumclaw, WA
Nolte State Park at the base of the Cascade Foothills offers a beautiful, rural landscape for the last long course triathlon of the Pacific NW season. The courses are rural & beautiful and a great way to swim-bike-run through the last weeks of the summer multisport season.
The Half Iron triathlon begins with a 2-loop swim in Deep Lake. Athletes exit the water and ride 56 miles on gently rolling country roads with generous shoulders through the sleepy communities of Cumberland, Selleck, and Ravensdale. The roads are a favorite training ground for area cyclists. The 13.1 mile run doesn't get too far from the park and ends with a 1.4 mile loop on the forest trail surrounding the lake.
The Sprint Course is a one-loop, 1/2 mile swim, followed by a 13.7 mile bike course and a 2-loop 2.8 mile trail run around Deep Lake.
Families can enjoy a beautiful park during the day with a swim beach, kids play area (accessible for kids!), and generous picnic area as their athletes come and go through transition. After the race, everyone can enjoy a full meal, finishers medal, and an awards celebration that awards the top 3 in each age group, top 3 relays (by gender/mixed) and the top 3 overall men and women.
to all staff and volunteers for a great event. Special thanks to the
aid station staff, we wouldn't have made it without you.
Great race & awesome volunteers! Loved the post-race potato bar too!!
Thanks for another great race! You guys are awesome! (you even ordered up perfect weather!)
Great event guys! Will definitely be out again next year!
I have been through a lot in the past five years with major back surgeries, and I honestly never thought I would be racing again! I can't tell you what it means to me and how much your event made me feel whole again. Best feeling in the world and especially to have my family there and having a good time too! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!