Race Description

An Olympic-distance triathlon comes alive again this year as the Lake Whatcom Triathlon (LWT), an official timed event that welcomes athletes and relay teams. 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 13th, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00pm: Expo and Packet Pickup at Bloedel Donovan Park

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 (RACE DAY)
5:30 am - 6:30am: Packet Pickup at Bloedel Donovan Park
6:35 am: Pre-Race meeting at Bloedel Donovan Park
7:00 am: Race Start at Bloedel Donovan Park

Course Information

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

Registration Information

Registration runs right up until race day, July 14th, 2018, or until the race sells out. Capped at 300 entrants, this race is expected to sell out, so sign up early. In addition to reduced entry fees, entrants will be eligible to win raffle prizes every few weeks.

Date Solo Relay
Now - February 14th $75 $120
February 15th - April 14th $85 $130
April 15th - June 14th $95 $140
June 15th - July 14th $105 $150

Registration fee includes race entry, timing chip, race T-shirt, post-race food, and several training sessions and clinics leading up to the race.

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: transfer(at)lakewhatcomtriathlon.com to transfer your entry. The last day to request a transfer of your entry is Thursday, July 5th, 2018.


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

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