Seafair Triathlon takes to Sammamish shores

Experience the return of this classic summer race in a new venue; Torchlight Run also back in action

Historically dubbed “Seattle’s only triathlon,” this year’s Seafair Triathlon heads out of the city to Lake Sammamish State Park. Moved from its traditional location at Seward Park as part of an effort to expand the festival’s reach, this race for athletes of all ages and skill levels takes place on Sunday, July 25. Participants will run, bike and swim through picturesque Lake Sammamish State Park, which boasts more than 500 acres of forest, wetlands and waterfront. There are a number of course formats that cater to everyone from elite athletes to casual racers and even an event for the kids! Relay and duathlon options are also offered.

Break out your bike, snap on your swim cap, and lace your sneakers in anticipation of this summer tradition with a new twist. The WAC is the official athletic club of the Seafair Triathlon, and WAC members receive 20 percent off their race registration when they use the code “TRIWAC21”.

In anticipation of the race, take a course-scouting trip and explore the water and trails of Lake Sammamish State Park. Well known for birdwatching, fishing and geocaching, Lake Sammamish is an easy-to-get-to outdoor experience for the whole family.

Looking for more Seafair fun? The Torchlight Run takes place in a decidedly more urban setting on Saturday, July 31. Held in the late-evening light of Seattle summer, this 5K features plenty of city sights as participants walk and run through downtown Seattle.

The Seafair Triathlon and Torchlight Run both include virtual options, as well. Sign up for the Torchlight Run using code “RUNWAC20” for a 20 percent WAC member discount.

wac.net/seafair

As published in the July/August 2021 issue of WAC Magazine

–Posted June 25, 2021

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