Saturday, July 20, 2024 |  9AM Start

Registration for the 2024 triathlon is now closed.

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Join us for the 28th annual Whidbey Island Triathlon. Our athletes and volunteers have a rich history with the race and we look forward to providing 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.


Safety is our first priority for our competitors. There was recently road work on a part of the bike course and after evaluation, we he determined that area unsafe to use. We have adapted a new course that follows the same path, but removes that area. It will require shortening the bike course to 9.6 miles.

Updates have been made to maps and the Race Handbook:


Bike Course – Interactive *UPDATED 7/16
Bike Course Map *UPDATED 7/16
Bike Course Cue Sheet *UPDATED 7/16 
Bike Course Interactive GPS Cue *UPDATED 7/16


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, you’ll begin the 9-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 Bell Lap Productions. Extensive support provided by friendly volunteers.  This event has limited space and fills to capacity, so register early!

RACE TIMINGChip timing is provided by Bell Lap Productions.

FEES – Fees will increase incrementally over time.  Registration is closed

  • Individual  $105+ per person*
  • Relay Teams $80+ 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.

*No guarantee for t-shirt size availability if registered after June 30

CLICK HERE to view the road restrictions due to the Whidbey Island Triathlon.


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 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 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.
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.
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.

Volunteers are welcome and very much needed to keep this a fun event! Check out the options and sign up to volunteer online. Email Skye at 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 before 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 business around the event. If you need to discuss a credit with us, please email us at  and complete a Rollover Credits Request Form. 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.

For information on accommodations on Whidbey Island, click here.


The Whidbey Island Triathlon is a production of the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District.