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Race Guide


Race Description

Olympic-distance triathlon was welcomed back to beautiful Bellingham, Washington in 2017 with the Lake Whatcom Triathlon(LWT). The 2019 version is a USAT sanctioned event. The race includes a 1500-meter swim on Lake Whatcom, 40km bike ride along North Shore Drive and Y Road, and a 10km run around the trails of beautiful Whatcom Falls Park, with the transition area and start/finish lines at Bloedel Donovan Park. The event draws beginner to elite athletes, in individual and relay divisions, and includes an expo area for athletes and spectators.

Event Location

Start/Finish/Transitions - Bloedel Donovan Park 

Event Schedule

Friday, July 12th, 2019

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Packet Pickup at Bloedel Donovan Park

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 (RACE DAY) - Bloedel Donovan Park
5:00 am - 6:30 am: Transition Area Open
5:00 am - 6:30 am: Packet Pickup
6:35 am: Pre-Race meeting
7:00 am: Olympic Distance 1st Wave - Race Start
8:00 am: Sprint Distance 1st Wave - Race Start
10:45 am: Splash and Dash (Ages 11 - 15) - Race Start
11:15 am: Splash and Dash (Ages 7 - 10) - Race Start

Saturday, July 13th, 2019 (AFTER PARTY) - Boundary Bay
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Come celebrate your accomplishment and win awesome raffle prizes

Course Information

See the Course section of the site for maps and detailed directions.

Registration Information

Registration runs right up until race day, July 13th, 2019, or until the race sells out. Capped at 300 entrants, this race is expected to sell out, so sign up early.

Registration Pricing

Olympic Sprint Youth
Date Solo Relay Aquabike Solo Relay Splash N Dash
Now - July 12th $115 $160 $110 $105 $150 $30

Time Cutoffs

Time Cutoff Description
8:45 am Swim All swimmers must be out of the water.
9:00 am Transition 1 All cyclists must be out of T1.
11:30 am Bike Bike course is officially closed.
11:30 am Transition 2 All runners must be out of T2.
12:30 pm Run Run course is officially closed.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be given unless the race reaches 300 entrants. We will allow you to transfer your registration to the following year or to another person. Please email us at: to transfer your entry. The last day to request a transfer of your entry is Thursday, July 4th, 2019.


Athletes have many opportunities to win a prize. Awards will go to the top 3 overall female, male, and relay team athletes, and to the top 3 female and male athletes in each age group.

Awards will also be given for the following:

  • Fastest overall swim time

  • Fastest overall bike time

  • Fastest overall run time

  • Fastest combined transition time


Contact Us


2219 Rimland Drive #301 Bellingham, WA 98226



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JULY 13TH, 2019