Mary Meyer Life Fitness hosts this incredible short distance tri series to help northwest kids, adults and families get fit! The Get Out There and Tri series includes two Cottage Lake triathlons perfect for anyone. The kids Splash and Dash encourages children to get outside, move, and have fun! Our triathlon series is uniquely geared towards creating a positive, healthy environment for all, from the everyday person, the overweight, the armchair athlete and athletic to take pride in themselves and embrace the spirit of trying something new.
If you've ever said, "I would love to do a triathlon, but I could never..." I've got two tris that will make you say "Yes, I can!"
Tri it once...or tri it twice! We've got just the events to get you pumped to stand in your power this summer!
"Cottage Lake is a cozy, warmer-than-most lake with just enough participants but not too many. Get into the rhythm of triathloning with a short distance, user-friendly race."
Cottage Lake Course Description:
The .25 mile swim in Cottage Lake Park is a triangular course (counter clock-wise). Cottage Lake temperatures are expected to be around 65-68 degrees in June and September and wetsuits are allowed. Once off the beach, the walk to transition is on grass.
The 4.5 mile loop for the Bike course takes you through residential areas circumnavigating the lake, and you get to enjoy this twice.
For the 1.6 mile Run, you get to traverse through the Park, exiting and following Avondale Road entering a peaceful residential area, returning to the serene trail in the park and finishing the course.
The Elite Category goes through two circuits! Swim/bike/run/swim/bike/run, cut of time 2 hours 10 minutes. If this is your first tri do the single event
KIDS Cottage Lake Course Description:
Your child will enjoy this quick 25 yard swim in Cottage Lake and then get on a bike (.65-1.2 miles) to ride the paved trail within the park. The run (240-440 yrds) is mainly around the transition, so you will be able to watch your child complete this course.
Be sure to check out the Beat Your Time (Join us for the first Tri on Sat., in June and then come back to beat your time on the second tri Saturday in Sept. !) and Elite wave (After completing the course, our Elite racers get back in the water and tri again - cutoff time 2 hours 10 minutes - if this is your first tri do the single tri first