The Whidbey Island Triathlon is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021.

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This year will mark the 25th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon. Our athletes and volunteers have a rich history with the race and we look forward to continuing to provide an extraordinary athletic experience for you.  It is our priority to do our part to ensure the safety of our athletes, volunteers, staff and Whidbey Island Community, while maintaining a quality experience for you.

Our goal and hope is to be in a position to safely hold an in-person triathlon in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in our race last year, but we had fun with the virtual tri anyways!

The race will still likely require limitations on gathering, physical distancing and other measures to make a safer race for everyone. Many of our lead volunteers and athletes fall into vulnerable population categories. 

We want to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and flexibility during this time.

Tri registration usually opens February 1, but we expect it to be delayed this year.

Those who requested credits from last year’s race will receive an email about how to redeem those credits when we’re ready to open registration.

Whidbey Island Triathlon

Note: Registration for the triathlon has paused while we assess the COVID-19 pandemic situation.


This is a great first triathlon and a fun event for veteran triathletes.  This scenic course starts with a 0.5 mile swim in beautiful Goss Lake. Leaving the lake on your bike, you’ll begin the 19.5 mile ride through paved country roads. The bike course is hilly with views of Saratoga Passage and the North Cascades. Finish with a 3.8 mile run through forest trails at Community Park and on country roads. Chip timing is provided by BuDu Racing. Extensive support provided by friendly volunteers.  Open to the first 300 swimmers, this event has limited space and fills to capacity, so register early!

For information on accommodations on Whidbey Island, click here.

Chip timing is provided by BuDu Racing.

Click here to view the road restrictions due to the Whidbey Island Triathlon.

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 programs@whidbey.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 full refund minus any registration service fees). To date we have never had to cancel an event, and we will do our best to continue that record. 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. If you need to discuss a credit with us, please email us at programs@whidbey.com and complete a Rollover Credits Request Form. Registrants need to contact us prior to 30 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.

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.