Black Hills Triathlon 2018 - Lacey, WA on June 17, 2018

Black Hills Triathlon 2018

June 17, 2018
Long Lake Park, 3054 Carpenter Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Don’t miss out on one of the BEST sprint triathlons in Western Washington!

Event Contact: Marc Chung

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2018 Black Hills Triathlon is part of the TRIPLE THREAT TRIATHLON SERIES!


The Triple Threat series is comprised of three different triathlons, the Black Hills Triathlon in June, the Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon in July and Pacific Pathways Triathlon in August.  Athletes who complete all three triathlons will receive individual race medals as well as earn all three pieces of the magnetic Triple Threat Triathlon Series Medal. 

Athletes, do not sign up for each triathlon individually if you plan to participate in the Triple Threat series.  Instead go to this link and sign up for the Triple Threat Series, which will enroll you in the the Black HIlls Triathlon, SummerFEST Triathlon and Pacific Pathways Triathlon.


Just Tri is proud to present the 2018 Black Hills Triathlon (BHT).  This is one of the best Triathlons in the Pacific Northwest and for the past 5 years the BHT has been a premier sprint distance triathlon.  The event will be a safe and well-organized race of the highest standards and quality.  As a community event, we are proud to have the support of both business owners and residents and we are dedicated to representing our community in a positive manner.  Our race is uniquely suited to both the beginning triathlete and the seasoned competitor and features a ½ mile swim in beautiful Long Lake, a 12 mile bike ride and a 3.1 mile road run.  This year both T1 and T2 will be at Long Lake Park and athletes are not required to drop their bike off the day before.  BHT always has incredible volunteers and amazing swag.  We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Changes from the 2017 BHT:

* Athlete check-in is the day of the event. Day before bike drop will not be available.

* The Bike course will be 12 miles, instead of 17.

* The Start will be a rolling start based on self assessed ability and experience, not gender.

* T1 and T2 will be at Long Lake Park, not the Thurston Country Fairgrounds barn.  Parking will still be available at the Fairgrounds.

* USAT Rules are to be followed, however this will not be a USAT sanctioned race.

Registration is capped at 375 Triathletes and 75 Duathletes.

Our race has sold out the past two years so sign up early to ensure your spot!

Sprint Duathlon: The Black Hills Triathlon team is offering a duathlon along with their sprint triathlon race this year. The race will be capped at 75 people and accommodate 2-person relay teams.  The course includes a 2.1 mile run, 12 mile bike and a 3.1 run.  The first run segment will start at the lake and run through Long Lake park trail and then proceed into the transition area.  The bike and second run segments will follow the triathlon course.  Prizes will be awarded to overall and age group top finishers. Start time of both races will correspond.  More detailed information will can be found at

Race Day/Date:
Sunday, June 17th, 2018
Long Lake Park
2790 Carpenter Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Individual & Relay Team Competition
RELAY TEAMS: Select a team captain, pick a name and register (one person initiates registration and pays the entry fees). The registration company will email the other team members who will be given access to sign appropriate waivers.  Each member of the team will receive a technical t-shirt, race bag, and finisher's medal.  All members of the team must be present at packet pickup, with ID.  The packet will contain one run bib, bike number, and helmet number for each participant.  The team will be given one timing chip that must be passed from the swimmer to the biker and then to the runner.  There will be a designated area in transition to pass off the timing chip so the next stage of the relay can proceed.

Entry Fees:
No day of race registration
No refunds or transfers of registrations (although decision will be made on a case-by-case basis)
Price includes tax but does not include registration fee
Please note that registration dates may change due to race reaching capacity before 6/12

TRIATHLON: Individual Fees:
$90 Now - February 14th
$100 Feb 15th - May 1st
$110 May 2nd – June 12th

TRIATHLON Relay Team Fees
2 Person Team
$55 Per Person Now - February 14th
$60 Per Person Feb 15th - May 1st
$65 Per Person May 2nd - June 12th
3 Person Team
$40 Per Person Now - February 14th

$45 Per Person Feb 15th - May 1st
$50 Per Person May 2nd - June 12th
Duathlon: Individual fees:
$90.00 Now - February 14th
$100.00 Feb 15th - May 1st
$110.00 May 2nd - June 12th
Duathlon: Team fees (2 athletes):
$55.00 Per person Now - February 14th
$60.00 Per person Feb 15th - May 1st
$65.00 Per person May 2nd - June12th
USA Triathlon Rules are in effect:
This race will be conducted with the highest professional standards and race support to ensure athletes are safe and supported.  Black Hills Triathlon will be draft-free and will have Course Officials / Marshalls to ensure a safe and fair event.  The swim course will have Red Cross certified lifeguards. The bike course will have certified flaggers or Thurston County Sheriff at all major intersections.

The Course:
A true sprint distance triathlon, the course is challenging and beautiful.  While being a favorite race for seasoned competitors, the BHT is organized in such a way to make any first time triathlete both comfortable and successful.

    • 1/2-Mile SWIM takes place in Long Lake*
    • 12-Mile BIKE course, is an open loop that begins and ends at Long Lake Park.
    • 5k loop RUN course.  Approximately half of the course is on the shoulder or sidewalk of an open road and half is is a residential area.
    • (*) Lake temperature is expected to be in the mid to upper sixties. We do recommend that participants wear a wetsuit and is a great source of rentals.


Packet Pickup


Note: All packets, including Relay Team packets, must be picked up in person. We will not release a packet to a friend or spouse.  If you are unable to make it to Saturday packet pick up, you will have the option to reserve a race day morning pick up.  Also note: there is no day of race registration.

Athletes must show picture ID.  Athletes are only allowed to pick up their own packets and packets will not be given to friends, spouses etc. No exceptions!

We are looking for volunteers for the swim, bike and run courses.  If you specialize in one of these areas or would like to learn more about volunteering, please sign up.  Volunteer participation can range from cheering runners on, guiding traffic, assisting athletes, security and many other responsiblilities.  For your time and effort, you will get an event T-shirt, snacks, volunteer hours and the satisfaction that you helped put this community event on. 
If you would like to help out, please click the VOLUNTEER Register button on this page and signup!

The Black Hills Triathlon is an integrated, community event.  We are sponsored by local businesses, are a part of Lacey Days and the Washington State Senior Games and are proud to be a qualifier for the National Senior Games (summer of 2018). We could not put on this great event without this support! Please click on the SPONSOR/VENDOR Register button on this page to provide information about your company and interests.




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  • Sprint Tri
    (Individual or Team Relay)
    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Link to register for Sprint Tri <br />(Individual or Team Relay)
  • Sprint Duathlon
    (Individual or Team Relay)
    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Link to register for Sprint Duathlon <br />(Individual or Team Relay)
  • Volunteer
    Sunday, June 17, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Link to register for Volunteer
  • Sponsorship & Vendors
    Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Link to register for Sponsorship & Vendors
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