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Come Experience Triathlon racing at its best. Raise the Bar's Black Diamond Half Iron is the only 70.3 in Western Washington. Also included are Sprint & Super Sprint distances for individuals and a Half Iron and Sprint Relay.
Half Iron: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
Sprint: 1/2 mile swim, 13.7 mile bike, 2.8 mile run
Super Sprint: 1/4 mile swim, 13.7 mile bike, 2.8 mile run
The course begins in beautiful Deep Lake, known for it's clear cool water - water temp expected in the low 70's. The bike course travels along the base of the Cascade foothills with a surprisingly low overall elevation gain - great for beginners or those looking for a fast fun bike. The bike elevation is much the same - a few small bumps but nothing considered a 'hill'. The relatively flat Half Iron run course is mainly on the paved shoulders of nearby roads. All races include 2 1.4-mile laps around Lake Nolte which on a hard-packed gravel trail. No trail shoes necessary.
Half Iron Details: There are 3 bike course aid stations with water, sports drink, gels & bars. Run course aid stations are about one every 1.5 miles with water, sports drink, and gels.
Nolte State park in Enumclaw is a beautiful, rural, family-friendly park that families can enjoy during the day with a swim beach, kids play area, 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 overall men and women in each race, and the top-3 finishers of each age group and relay.
Raise the Bar Events also produces the Lake Meridian Triathlon in Kent, the Elton Home Team Eastside Tri at Lake Sammamish in Issaquah, and the blueseventy Friday Night Swim Races. Find more info at www.weraisethebar.com/rtb-events.html