A Cannondale Bike will again be the grand prize for one lucky participant of the August 24th Lake Meridian Triathlon presented by Outpatient Physical Therapy.  For a third year, Northwest Tri & Bike, Raise the Bar, and Cannondale are excited to see an athlete go home with a brand new bike - this time a Road Bike.  All participating athletes are eligible to win, but you must be present at the end of the awards celebration to collect your new bike.

The Cannondale Road Bike will be the final prize in a number of great prizes given away at the popular race-end raffle.  In 2013, More than $3000 worth of prizes went home with athletes including gear from Cannondale, Zoot, Profile-Design, Northwest Tri & Bike, Tifosi, Garmin, blueseventy, Outpatient Physical Therapy, and Road ID.  Athletes can expect the same or more next month.

The Lake Meridian Tri was voted the best triathlon in the Pacific Northwest in 2011 & 2012 and was a top-5 finalist in Tri-America's "Best Small Race" category, a contest that was held nationwide.    This is a race that leaves nothing out - no corner un-supervised, no pancake un-flipped, and no athlete un-inspired to sign up for the next year. A large percentage of our athletes come back year after year and we're proud to have them.

Register Now!  The race has sold out in the past and we're working hard to make that happen!

Fine Print:  A $1500 retail-value allowance will be extended to the winner of the bike to be used exclusively at Cannondale Dealer and race sponsor, Northwest Tri & Bike.  The allowance may be used on any road bike in the shop or a special order as agreed upon between the winner and NWTB staff. If the retail value plus sales tax is below $1500, there will not be a balance paid in cash, but you may purchase other items with the remaining allowance.  If the retail value of the bike you choose with sales tax included is over $1500, you will be responsible to pay the balance.

Don't forget the beer glasses for the podium finishers
2012 Winner Jennifer Schneider
2013 Winner Meghan Rizzo
In an effort to keep our athletes, volunteers, and police officers safe and traffic flowing as easily and conflict-free as possible we've made a few changes to the Sprint & Super Sprint bike and run courses for the August race.

Please note - the Olympic bike and run courses will remain unchanged.

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Sprint & Super Sprint Bike Course

The Lake Holm/Lake Moneysmith loop is gone for the Sprinters and Super Sprinters.  (What?  No more steep sketchy hill? Nope.) Instead, they will do an out-and-back on Kent Black Diamond Road.  Total Mileage:  16.8.  This course is a little longer...but the steep rolling hills of Lake Holm are no more.  Instead, you'll climb very gradually out to Lake Sawyer Rd where you'll do a U-turn and FLY back to transition.  This change eliminates the left turn from Lake Holm Road back to Auburn Black Diamond - which was proving too dangerous to manage with the high speed traffic coming through there.

Find a map and description here

The Olympic Bike course remains unchanged

Sprint & Super Sprint Run Course

The run course for August will be the same that it was for our June Race.  Instead of crossing SE 256th St. on the Soos Creek Trail, athletes will turn right, and right again to a turn-around on 152nd Ave. SE.  Less crossing of SE 256th means less impact on the community and in a domino effect, this has a big impact on traffic congestion on Kent-Kangley as well. Everybody wins.

Olympic runners will still remain on the Soos Creek Trail for their out-and-back route.

There are a few more details on the "Course" page of the Lake Meridian Tri website along with full descriptions of the swim/bike/run courses of the Olympic distance race as well. 
If you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to email Patty.

Now register already!