ABOUT THE WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON
This is a great first triathlon and a fun event for veteran triathletes. This scenic course starts with a .5 mile swim in beautiful Goss Lake. Leaving the lake, you’ll begin the 19 mile bike ride on paved country roads. The bike course is hilly with views of Saratoga Passage and the North Cascades. Finish with a 3.75 mile run on the Park trail system. One long winding loop, the woodsy course is on clean, clear trails and grass fields. Chip timing is provided by BuDu Racing. Extensive support provided by friendly volunteers. This event has limited space and fills to capacity, so register early!
Everything is in flux right now. We don’t have a detailed plan to present you with at this time (because it will change), but by signing up now, you are securing your spot in the triathlon and agreeing to cooperate with any and all safety or logistical procedures we put in place up to and including the day of the race.
Chip timing is provided by BuDu Racing.
CHANGES OVER PAST YEARS may include (but are not limited to)…
- New registration system
- Limited capacity
- No shuttle transportation between the race start, finish, parking areas
- More waves
- Earlier start time
- Longer wait at race start area
- Accommodations for physical distancing
- Possible mask wearing except while racing
- Do-it-yourself body marking
- Awards ceremony changes, possibly online
- We’re going cupless! Bring your own water containers. This might be handheld water bottles, fuel belt, or a vest.
FEES Fees will increase incrementally over time. We’re using a new registration system; you will NOT be charged additional transaction fees. Register now!
- Individual $85+ per person
- Relay Teams $75+ per person. Each person on the team must register themself separately! Come up with a team name before registering, this can be changed later if you want.
CLICK HERE to view the road restrictions due to the Whidbey Island Triathlon.
AWARDS & RACE DIVISIONS
You must be present to receive awards or pick them up at the Park office after the event during our regular business hours. Awards will not be mailed. Awards will be presented
around 12:00 p.m. at Community Park. Awards are presented to the top three male and female overall finishers.
AGE GROUP CATEGORIES for INDIVIDUALS:
Age groups (as of race day) or both male and female start at 19 and under, and go in (mostly) 5-year increments:
19 and Under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
KING SALMON CATEGORY
King Salmon is an optional division for men who weigh 220+ pounds and women who weigh 165+ pounds. The weight has been updated to align with USAT standards. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for Men & Women. King Salmon will be eligible for the overall awards, but not age group awards.
RELAY TEAM DIVISIONS
Women, Men, Mixed for combined ages: Under 99; Over 99; Over 149; Over 200. Combined age for 2-person teams is calculated by doubling the age of the person who does 2 legs of the relay. Medals are given only to first place in the team division.
TROPHIES & MEDALS & PRIZES
We have no cash prizes. We DO provide:
• Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall male/female winners.
• Medals 3-deep in individual/age group/gender divisions
• Medals for first place only in relay team divisions.
• Participants are entered to win door prizes that are presented throughout the awards ceremony. Must be present to win.
Volunteers are welcome and very much needed to keep this a fun event! Check out the options and sign up to volunteer online here. Email Carrie at email@example.com or call (360) 221-6788 with additional questions.
Due to the nature of the multi sport business, many of our expenses need to be paid up front to reserve supplies and receive permits. It is therefore not possible for us to provide refunds on registrations (unless we have to cancel the event, in which case we will provide a refund of the registration fee, less any applicable transaction fees). We will, however, provide rollover credits for next year’s race if for some unfortunate reason you are unable to join us for this year’s event and have already registered. Registrants need to contact us at least 31 days of the event in order to receive their credit for the following year’s event. Requests made 30 days or less to the day of the event will null and void their right for a rollover voucher, although we will try to be as flexible as possible. Requests made shortly before the race will likely not be replied to, due to busyness around the event. If you need to discuss a credit with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete a Rollover Credits Request Form. If required by the Centers for Disease Control, Washington State, Island County or SWPRD, triathletes will need to produce evidence of completed COVID-19 vaccine status. If it becomes required and triathletes are not able to produce evidence by a given deadline, they may be excluded from the Event, and receive a refund of the registration fee. No refunds of travel expenses or lodging or accommodations will be given. Please understand that it is not our intention to profit from this policy, rather to be able to continue to offer a consistent quality of event at a reasonable cost.
LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
For information on accommodations on Whidbey Island, click here.
The Whidbey Fairgrounds Campground is just down the road, and has showers, restrooms and is within walking distance of downtown Langley.
The Whidbey Island Triathlon is a production of the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.
- (360) 221-6788
- 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley WA 98260