DateSaturday, September 14 2013 - Sunday, September 15 2013
Entertainment & Post Race Activities
Nolte State Park offers a very intimate/picturesque venue for the Black Diamond Sports Weekend.
Enjoy a Deschutes Brewery Beer, and specially prepared lunch, along with our signature Strawberry shortcake.
Due to noise restrictions with our Park permit, we will be unable to have a live band, or loud music, but you will find the event atmosphere very festive (with music) in spite of these permit restrictions.
Sports & Fitness Expo.
The awards ceremony for each day will be held when the majority of the field is in.
About the Event
The Black Diamond Sports Weekend is a two-day event that takes place about 45 miles south and east of downtown Seattle nestled within the beautiful Northern Cascades. Taking place at Nolte State Park, events include a Long Course Triathlon and Endurance Duathlon on Saturday, and an Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, Sprint Distance Triathlon, and Tri-iT (Novice) Triathlon as well as a Half Marathon Run/Walk on Sunday.
Nolte State Park is located five miles north of Enumclaw, Washington at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. The beautiful and scenic countryside serves as the gateway to Mt. Rainier National Park and provides some of the best cycling in the Seattle area and is a favorite location for bike training.
NOLTE STATE PARK INFORMATION – CLICK HERE
* TRI NorthWest Ranked Triathlon
* TRI NorthWest Ranked Duathlon
Long Course Triathlon* – 1.2 mi Swim/56 mi Bike/13.1 mi Run
Endurance Duathlon* – 56 mi Bike/13.1 mi Run
START TIMES: Long Course Tri – 9:00 a.m., Endurance Du – approximately 9:30 a.m. or just after the lead triathlete begins their bike (trial start fashion)
Note! pre-race briefing will take place on the grassy knoll overlooking the lake at 8:45am
Sprint Triathlon* – .5mi Swim, 11mi Bike, 2.8mi Run
Tri-iT (Novice) Triathlon – .25mi Swim, 11mi Bike, 2.8mi Run
Olympic Triathlon* – 1.5k Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run
Olympic Duathlon* – 40k Bike, 10k Run
Note! pre-race briefing will take place on the grassy knoll overlooking the lake at 8:45am
* TRI NorthWest Ranked Triathlon
* TRI NorthWest Ranked Duathlon
START TIMES: Olympic/Sprint Triathlon and Tri-iT – 9:00 am (in waves); Olympic Duathlon – approximately 9:35 a.m. or just after the lead Olympic distance triathlete begins their bike (trial start fashion)
HALF-MARATHON – SUNDAY
START TIMES: 9:05 am
Note! pre-race briefing will take place at the start area behind the arch and adjacent to the park restrooms (yellow out building) at 8:30am
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|ENTRY FEES- SUNDAY EVENTS
|Tri & Du Individual||$80.00 (on/before August 31); $85 (Sept 1 – Sept 12; $90 (Sept 13 – Packet Pickup / DOR)|
|RelayTeam (per person)||$45.00/per person (on/before August 31); $50.00/per person (Sept 1 – Sept 12); $55.00/per person (Sept 13 – Packet Pickup/DOR)|
|HALF-MARATHON||$45.00/per person (on/before August 31); $50.00/per person (Sept 1 – Sept 12); $55.00/per person (Sept 13 – Packet Pickup/DOR)|
High school students or participants 18 years & younger may deduct $10 from the entry fee (on-line registrants will get a refund at packet pickup).
*TRI NorthWest members may deduct $10 from the entry fee (you must provide your current TRI NorthWest #/card when picking up your packet)
*Entry Fee Includes: Commemorative tech shirt & medal, finish line food, ChampionChip Timing, awards, plus lots of fun, and to top it off some great competition.
NOTE: Tech Shirt & medals are guaranteed only to those participants that have registered by August 31st. Quantities and sizes will be limited after August 31st. There will be no post-race orders.
Mail-in Registrations must be post-marked no later than August 31st. Make checks payable to: Black Diamond Sports Weekend, and mail to:
AA Sports, Ltd.
4836 SW Western Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
Registration will be available at Packet Pickup on Friday (September 13) from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m (Saturday Races only). Sunday races can pick up packets on Friday and Sunday.
CONFIRMATIONS: Participant confirmations will be posted on the aasportsltd.com website for all mail-in and online entries received by September 10th. Please look up your number prior to arriving for packet pickup.
SWIM – 1.2 mi
Participants will make two diamond shaped clockwise loops (buoys on swimmers’ right side) in crystal clear Deep Lake located within Nolte State Park.
MARKING: Large tetrahedron swim buoys (60″ tall) will designate the swim course. Kayakers, resident penguins and medics and will be positioned on the water to support the swimmers. Medical support will be present on the beach.
WATER TEMPERATURE: Water temperature is expected to be around 65 degrees. The temperature will be taken on Friday and the morning of the race. A full wetsuit is recommended.
BIKE – 56 mi
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP
The Long Course Tri Bike course has taken on a dramatic change from past years and is now comprised of two loops of the Olympic Bike Course along with a short loop to the south of Nolte State Park. Total course length is 56 miles. Begin by heading north on the Veazie-Cumberland Rd to the junction of Retreat Kanaskat & Kanaskat-Kangley Roads (5.7 miles). Bear right onto the Kanaskat-Kangley Rd to the junction of the Kent-Kangley Rd (8.6 miles). Turn left and head west on the Kent Kangley towards the town of Kent. You will pass the Retreat-Kanaskat road (on the left side) and turn right onto 292nd Ave SE (14.65 miles). The next 1.4 miles is an out & back on 292nd, then continue west on the Kent-Kangley for 0.6 miles to TA Point #2 (15.25 miles). Head back east and bear right onto the Retreat Kanaskat Rd (16.05 miles) and the junction of Veazie-Cumberland & Kanaskat-Kangley Roads (19.15 miles). Bear right onto the Veazie-Cumberland Rd and head south back to Nolte State Park (24.75 miles). Continue south past the park for 3.2 miles to SE 416th St where you will turn left (27.95 miles). Travel east for a short distance before 416th turns left (north) and becomes 292nd Way SE. You will merge back onto the Veazie-Cumberland Rd at about the 29.7 mile mark and continue north back past Nolte State Park (31.20 miles) to begin the second loop to the north. This second loop is identical to the first loop to the north and you will finish the ride by turning into Nolte State Park and the Transition Zone (56 miles). Note! You will NOT ride south past the park a second time!
The bike course is on nicely paved country roads over some rolling hills. The first 1.4 mile out & back on 292nd Ave SE is an average grade up to the TA Point, then downhill back to the Kent-Kangley Rd. All major turns are monitored by the King County Sheriff (11 total officers) who will provide you with the right-of-way at all times.
RUN – 13.1 mi
Flat to gentle rolling hills, this looped course is on quiet county roads, with a finish on a wide unpaved nature trail that circles the lake. Do expect to see light vehicle traffic (local residents). The entire course outside of Nolte State Park is on nicely paved roads leaving only approximately 1.5 miles on nature trails within the park only.
Begin by exiting the transition out to the parking lot and directly south to 300th Ave SE (0.1 mi). Run along the south edge of the park within the coned lane turning left into the bike lane where 300th Ave meets the Veazie-Cumberland Rd (VCR) and proceed to the main park entrance where the County Sheriff will stop traffic as you transition to the east side of the VCR (0.35 mi). Now run along the east bike lane of the VCR for one mile and turn left onto SE 384th St remaining on the left or north side of the road (1.35 mi). Continue eastbound for 0.35 miles to the aid station just prior to the RR Tracks, then another 0.65 miles to the TA Point #1 at the end of 384th St (2.35 mi). Make the turn-around and return, on the south side of the road, all the way back to the VCR where you will turn left (south) once again into the bike lane of the VCR (3.35 mi). Run south for 0.45 miles and turn right onto 292nd Ave SE where you will encounter aid station #2 (3.8 mi). 292nd Ave is a very quiet road with several turns. You may want to cross over to the side providing the best site distance as opposed to traditionally running against traffic at all times. Continue on 292nd Ave for approximately one mile and turn left onto SE 408th St (4.85 mi). Just past the intersection there is another aid station on the opposite side of the road which you will pass again on your way back. Continue eastbound for approximately 0.85 miles to TA Point #2 at the base of the hill approximately 5.7 miles into the run), then return back to 292nd Ave NE on the south side of the road again opposing traffic (6.55 mi). Again you will hit aid station #3 just prior to the intersection before turning right for a very short out and back (0.15 mi) on 292nd Ave. TA Point #3 is at mile 6.7. Cross over to the west side of 292nd Ave and run north past SE 408th St back to the intersection of the VCR and aid station #2 (8.0 miles).We will now retrace our steps back to 384th St and turn right (east – 8.4 miles); back to TA Point #1 at the east end of 384th St (9.4 mi); now back to the VCR after passing aid station #1 (10.4 mi); turn right onto the VCR back to the main park entrance (11.4 mi); then retrace your steps back into the park via SE 300th Ave (11.75 mi). Finish the 1/2 marathon with a single loop on the wide unpaved nature trail clockwise around the lake.
SPECIAL NOTE: The rough potholed section of the run no longer exists. This section was removed in 2010.
HYDRATION STATIONS: will be located at the following mile points:
#0 – 0.0 mi (exit to transition zone)
#1 – 1.7 mi
#2 – 3.8 mi
#3 – 4.9 mi
#4 – 6.5 mi
#5 – 8.0 mi
#6 – 10.0 m
#7 – 11.8 mi (return to transition zone)
#1 – 13.1 mi (finish line)
Porta Potties will be located near each of the points noted above.
MARKING: The run course will be marked with white lime & yellow directional signs as well as smaller pink signs at all turns. All major turns are also monitored by volunteers. Each mile will be marked with mileage sign.
All participants must have their equipment situated in the transition zone by 8:30 a.m. on race day morning and be positioned at the race start down by the water by 8:45am for the pre-race briefing. The first swim wave will leave at 9:00am. Start times will be available at packet pickup on Friday.
DUATHLETES: will have a time trial start with two riders starting approximately every 15 seconds. Cyclists will form two parallel lines beginning 10 feet prior to the bike start timing mats. Order is first in line, first to depart.
EQUIPMENT/ITEMS AT TRANSITION AREAS & FINISH LINE
All participants should bring a large towel to designate your space at your assigned bike rack within the transition zone. Loose items found within the transition zone will be placed with lost & found. All personal items must be picked up at the transition zone no later than 6:00pm
IMPORTANT: All personal items must be marked with your race bib number to assure getting them returned to you. The transition area will have security present until all personal items are picked up (please plan to pick your items up by 6:00pm). For the safety of your equipment, only participants will be allowed to pick up their equipment by displaying their race number.
SWIM to BIKE TRANSITION
Swimmers will exit the water and cross the timing mats on their way to the transition area. TEAMS must make a conversion by touching fingertips at the designated “team tag” location. The finishing team swimmer must turn in their Timing Chip at this time (unless they are also doing a second leg of the race). Participants must walk or run their bike out of the transition area and cross the timing mats before beginning their ride. Also, helmets must be worn and fastened prior to mounting your bike.
BIKE to RUN TRANSITION
An aid station with water and electrolyte will be available prior to the start of the run. Porta Potties will be available as well. After making the transition, runners will exit the transition area running over a second set of timing mats and follow the markings taking them directly to the half-marathon run course.
Runners will finish the race by running the final 1.4 miles clockwise around the lake within Nolte State Park and finish in the midst of the enthusiastic crowd enjoying the finish line festivities. A post race meal, along with music is scheduled at the finish line beginning at 12:30pm. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 3:30pm. Family and friends are welcome and will need to pay $5.00 for the meal.
Packet pickup (and late registration if space is available) will be held on Friday, September 13th from 12 Noon until 6:00 p.m. at Nolte State Park (official start/finish line). There will also be day of race registration (unless the event is full) and packet pickup at Nolte State Park from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. on both days. Sunday racers will not be able to pickup packets or place bikes in the transition on Saturday.
RACE BIB NUMBER
Place your bib number on a piece of clothing that will be worn during the run portion of the event. Your bib number must be visible on your front on the run course and when you come across the finish line. Once again, this race number should be placed on all personal items that will be used during the event for identification purposes if items are lost.
BIKE & HELMET NUMBERS
Each participant will receive a bike and helmet number that corresponds to his/her assigned race number. Please place the bike number on your bike prior to checking it in at the Lake, and place the helmet number on the front of your helmet prior to the start of the race.
Swim caps will be provided based on individual wave starts and must be worn during the swim.
TRANSPORTATIONEQUIPMENT TO THE NOLTE STATE PARK
Security will be at the lake starting at 12:00 Noon on Friday for Saturday racers only gear setup. All bikes/gear left overnight will be guarded under lights and by security personnel. NOTE! Since there is very limited parking at the lake on race day (other than to drop off your gear) it is recommended that all Saturday racers bring their bikes on Friday and take the shuttle bus from Cumberland to the lake the next morning.BUS TRANSPORTATION TO NOLTE STATE PARK ON RACE DAY
Buses will be provided to transport participants from the ATHLETE PARKING AREA LOCATED IN CUMBERLAND (1-1/2 miles north of Nolte State Park). The first bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. Friends & family are welcome to ride the buses to the lake. Busses will be available to return athletes and spectators back to the ATHLETE PARKING AREA throughout the day.
Post race massage will be provided by NW Sports Rehab – www.nwsportsrehab.com
Awards will be presented to the overall male and female, and the overall master male and female champions (1st place overall male and female and masters male and female will be removed from the individual age division awards). The top three males and females in each individual age division (including Clydesdale & Athena divisions) will receive awards, along with the top two teams in each team division (men’s, women’s and mixed).
Timing of the event will be done using the ChampionChip Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip on their ankle in order to receive splits and final results. If you own your own Chip, please provide your Chip number at the time you register.
Efforts will be made to post unofficial results, including splits, at the finish line within an hour of participants finishing the race. All splits will be posted by the end of the awards ceremony. Final results, including individual pictures and stories, will be posted on the RaceCenter NW website (www.aasportsltd.com).
Individual: 15 years & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over, Clydesdales (men 198lbs) & Athena (women 150lbs) in Open (39 & under) and Masters (40 & over) divisions.Relay Team (Triathlon): combined three ages – 105 & under, 106 & over, in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed divisionsRelay Team (Duathlon): combined two ages – 70 & under, 71-90 & 90 & over, in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed division
LOST AND FOUND
Any lost equipment will be turned into the lost and found officials (at the AA Sports Branded tent where Packet Pickup was held) for participants to claim. Please come to the event with all personal belongings marked preferably with your name, but at the least your race number.
Volunteers, including spouses and other family members of participants, or athletes that are unable to participate are welcome and encouraged to help with the race. We need good volunteers to maintain the quality and safety of this event. If you are interested in being involved in this way, please email Connie Hines at the AA Sports office.
- Have your bike in good working condition. Bike Tech will be on-site at packet pickup on Friday and at the transition zone starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day.
- Make sure you are keeping yourself well hydrated.
- Pick up your packet and Timing Chip on Friday, between the hours of 12 Noon and 6 p.m, or on the morning of the race between 6:30am & 8:30am.
- Make sure all your personal property is clearly marked with your race bib number.
- Buses/Parking are available to transport you from Cumberland (1.5-miles east of the park) on race morning. Note!! There is limited parking available at the lake (Parking fees of $5.00 will be required of anyone parking in the park). Due to the logistics of the bike course there is no parking on the sides of the road on race day. Buses will run continually starting at 6:30am and throughout the day for a return to the Cumberland parking lot. There is parking at the lake on Friday for packet pickup (Saturday races only can bring and leave your bike and gear at the lake on Friday). If you need to bring your bike/gear on race morning, we recommend that you come to the lake and drop your gear and then park at Cumberland, which is just a little over a mile down the road to North of the Park. Family & friends are welcome to take the bus at no cost.
- Pin your bib number on a garment/race belt you will be wearing during the run. The bib must be placed on the front side of your body and be clearly visible as you cross the finish line.
- Put the bike number (you will receive in your packet) on your bike prior to bringing it into the transition zone and have your your bike helmet number on the front of your helmet.
- Be sure that you have handlebar plugs secured. For your own safety, having the ends of your handlebars plugged is a requirement. You will receive a time penalty for failing to respect this rule.
- Check-in at the lake no later than 8:00 a.m. to get your body marked and set up your transition.
- Fill at least two water bottles and secure them on your bike. Note: There will be one water bottle exchange on the course for Saturday races only. No bike course water exchanges for Sunday races.
- Take your racing accessories and check in with the appropriate official at the transition area. (Only competitors are allowed in the transition areas, absolutely no spectators are allowed due to security/safety).
- Find your pre-assigned bike space (based on your race number – 10 bikes on a rack). Arrange your gear properly for transition.
- Prior to the swim start all participants must have their Timing Chip securely fastened to their ankle to be worn throughout the duration of the event. It is appropriate to wear it under your wet suit (however, be very careful when you remove your wetsuit after the swim that you do not remove your Timing Chip – Always check that your Timing Chip is secure on your ankle before you start your next race segment. TEAMS: Each team member must have their own Timing Chip (teams please remember to turn in your Chip at your hand-off location within the transition zone after you have completed your portion of the race).
- Report to the starting area at least 15 minutes prior to your designated race start time.
- Listen carefully to all pre-race announcements/instructions.
- Once the race has started, be careful and considerate of volunteers, spectators, and fellow competitors.
POST RACE NOTES
- At the completion of your race turn your Timing Chip in to the finish line officials (teams: swimmers & cyclists can return their Timing Chips in to the official at the Team Tag area). Participants will be charged $30 for any non-returned Timing Chips.
- If you need medical assistance, ask a finish line official to lead you to the medical area.
- Drink the necessary fluids to maintain body equilibrium. If it is unusually humid or warm, be sure to drink lots of water.
- To collect your bicycle and racing gear, go to the transition area with your bib number on. No one will be allowed in the transition area unless they are a participant with their race bib number on. The transition area will be staffed with security officials.
- The Transition area will close at 6:00 p.m. for Saturday Races and 2:00pm on Sunday. All race gear will need to be removed by these times.
- If you discontinue the race, please notify an official on the course or at the finish line and return your Timing Chip to the finish line.
- In the case of reported race violations; decisions by the race management are final and binding.
- Wetsuits recommended, but optional.
- Bring a large towel to place your items on at the transition areas.
- Mark all of your equipment with your bib number to insure all items are returned to you.
- Remember, we are guests of Nolte State Park and King County. Please respect the area by not littering or defacing property (which includes not painting words of encouragement on the roads).
- Remember to pick up your race packet and Timing Chip at Nolte State Park on Friday between 12:00 Noon and 6:00 p.m. or on race day from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
- Remember, it will be much easier to pick up your packet on Friday and it will be much less stressful to leave your bicycle and gear on Friday. Your equipment will be well guarded.
- Guests can purchase dinner tickets at Packet Pickup, or at the door.
- Bring your family! Have a good time!
M.O.A.Q’s (Most Often Asked Questions)
Q. Will the swim be shortened if the water is too cold.
A. No. The swim should be comfortable with a water temperature of approximately 65 degrees.
Q. Will drafting be allowed?
A. Absolutely NO DRAFTING!!!
Q. Is there a Clydesdale/Athena division for the BDT and if so, what are the weights and will you be doing an official weight in?
A. BDT does have Clydesdale (198lbs) and Athena (150lbs) divisions for age groups 39 & under and 40 & over. We will not be doing an official weigh-in at Packet Pickup.
Q. Will there be wave starts for the Triathlon?
A. Yes. See the Pre-Race Briefing for wave start information
Q. Do I have to wear a full body wetsuit?
A. No, wetsuits are a personal preference and are optional.
Q. How many participants are you expecting this year?
A. We are planning for a full race – capacity 800 (triathlon & duathlon) each day, and a limited 200 Half-Marathon Runners/Walkers.
Q. Do you have the number for camping in the area?
A. The general # for camping is 1-888-262-7688 or 360-902-8844.
Q. Can my wife pick-up my equipment at the Transition?
A. No. Only participants (wearing their race number) are allowed to pick up equipment. This is a rule that must be enforced for the security and safety of all participants’ property.
Q. How do I get my bike and other equipment to Nolte State Park?
A. Participants are responsible for transporting their own equipment to Nolte State Park. The transition zone will be open and secure to Saturday racers for checking-in bike gear starting at 12:00 noon on Friday and starting again on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. Hired security will be stationed at the transition zone all night and it will be fenced and under lights.
Q. Are vehicles allowed to park at the Nolte State Park on race day?
A. Parking is limited at Nolte State Park and requires a $5.00 park fee per vehicle. All participants and spectators will be encouraged to park in Cumberland, which is located 1-1/2 miles to the north, where buses will bring you to the lake. Participants needing to drop off their bicycle and gear on the day of race may enter the park and stay long enough to drop your gear off. There will be no parking on either side of the road outside the park on Saturday and some areas on Sunday. Doing so will create a danger to the participants as they will have to swerve out of the wide bike lane and into the traffic lane to avoid the parked cars.
Q. Are participant support vehicles allowed on the bike or run courses?
A. No! For the safety of the participants, unofficial support crews/vehicles are not allowed on the race course.
Q. Will there be aid stations on the bike (Saturday only) and run courses?
A. There will be two aid stations on the bike course. We recommend that each athlete bring with them on their bikes two full bottles of fluid. There will be aid at the transition zone as well. There will be aid stations every other mile on the run course.
Q. What food will be provided on the bike and run courses?
A. Participants are responsible for providing their own food supplements on the course. Water and electrolyte will be provided at the transition zone and on the run course.
Q. Are there any shower facilities at the finish line?
A. Unfortunately, no.
Q. What time does the duathlon start?
A. Both days Duathlon starts after the first couple of triathletes start the bike segment. It will proceed in a time trial fashion with two riders starting approximately every 15 seconds. Duathletes will line up in two parallel lines 6 feet prior to the start mats, first come, first served.
Q. What if I want to switch from being a triathlon participant to a duathlon participant?
A. This will be possible during the packet pick-up on Friday, but this is discouraged on the day of the race.
COMPLETE TRIATHLON RACE RULES - CLICK HERE
RULES & REGULATIONS
- Wetsuit optional
- No fins, paddles, artificial propulsion equipment or flotation devices are allowed.
- Swim goggles and faceplates may be worn. The Lake temperature is anticipated to be approximately 68 degrees.
- If you are a slower swimmer, move to the rear of the swim group.
- Take notice where the swim course is directed and landmarks that may assist you during your swim.
- If you need assistance, move to the inside of the course and raise your hand and voice.
- Cyclists are personally responsible for the proper working condition of their bike.
- If you need assistance, move to the inside of the course and raise your hand and voice.
- Normal forms of self-propelled bicycles are acceptable.
- Aerodynamic handlebars, disc wheels/covers are allowed.
- Devices designed exclusively to reduce air resistance are prohibited.
- Mountain bikes are not recommended for this event.
- ANSI, ASTM or Snell approved helmets are mandatory.
- Helmets must be securely fastened prior to mounting your bike.
- No headphones are allowed during the race.
- No outside assistance may be received to repair bicycle damage or failure.
- No unofficial support crews or vehicles are allowed on the racecourse except for normal traffic.
- Absolutely NO DRAFTING or BLOCKING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed. Contestants must ride single file on the far right side of the road except when passing another rider. Side by side riding is prohibited. Overtaking riders may pass on the left. You have only 15 seconds to make the pass or you must pull back and move back into the far right side of the road. After a successfully pass, you must move back into the far right side of the road. Riders must keep a three bike-length distance between bikes except when passing. An overtaken rider must fall back three bike-lengths before attempting to regain the lead from a front running bike.
- Cyclists may walk their bikes if necessary.
- Participants must follow all instructions by police and safety personnel.
- Crossing the center-line of the road, unless otherwise directed, will result in a disqualification.
- Ride defensively. Be aware of road conditions, vehicular traffic, and other competitors.
- Ride to the far right, staying to the right of the shoulder line.
- Due to the distance of the bike ride, two pre-mounted water bottles are recommended for sufficient fluid needs (reference Bike Course for information regarding bottle exchange).
- When exiting and entering the transition area, there is no passing.
- Look both in front and to the rear when exiting. No riding of bikes is allowed inside the transition area.
- Anyone spotted discarding garbage on the racecourse, will be disqualified.
- Follow all race officials’ directions.RUN
- Competitors may run or walk the run course.
- Unregistered pace runners are not allowed on the course.
- Race numbers must be worn and be visible from the front.
- Aid stations will be located at approximately every other mile, and porta potties every other mile on the run course.
- Please be sportsmanlike to spectators, volunteers, police, etc. Your courtesy reflects on the future of this race.
LODGING & GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION:
NOLTE STATE PARK INFORMATION – CLICK HERE
Best Western Peppertree Inn (Auburn): (253) 887-7600
Park Center Hotel (Enumclaw): (360) 825-4490
Comfort Inn (Auburn): (253) 333-8888
Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce www.enumclawchamber.com
Located north of the town of Enumclaw, WA on the western edge of the Cascade Mountains.
FROM I-5 NORTH: MILES BETWEEN POINTS TOTAL MILES 1. Start – downtown Seattle (Seattle Center) 0.0 0.0 2. Take I-5 south to I-90 to I-405 9.5 9.5 3. Exit 4: Renton / Enumclaw 6.0 15.5 4. Take RT 169 to Maple Valley / Enumclaw (stay in left-most lane) 0.6 16.1 5. Welcome to Maple Valley Sign (ramps to State Hwy 18) 11.1 27.2 6. Turn left onto the Kent / Kangley Rd (this road is clearly marked by a large sign above the intersection. Look for the following landmarks: 2.8 30.0
· Sign for Covington / Kent State Hwy 516
· Do-it Center Hardware Store (bright orange building on the right side of the road prior to the turn
· Dairy Queen (DQ) on near right side of the intersection
· 76 gas station on the far right side of the intersection
· Texaco gas station on the far left side of the intersectio
7. Covington Rd (not a traffic light) 2.4 32.4 8. Bike TA Point (opposite 35mph sign closest to Int Kent / Kangley Rd & 292nd Ave SE) 0.3 32.7 9. Int of Kent / Kangley Rd & 292nd Ave 0.6 33.3 10. Bear right onto the Retreat Kanasket Rd 0.2 33.5 11. Int of Retreat Kanasket Rd / Veazie-Cumberland Rd (bear right onto Veazie-Cumberland Rd) 3.1 36.6 12. Entrance to Kanaskat Palmer State Park 1.9 38.5 13. Town of Cumberland (at convenience store) 2.5 41.0 14. Entrance to Nolte State Park 1.3 42.3
FROM TACOMA: Take Highway 512 east to Puyallup. Take the exit for Highway 410 east (pass through the cities of Bonney Lake and Buckley). Highway 410 takes you through Enumclaw.
FROM EAST OF ENUMCLAW: On SR 410, turn north on 284th Ave., S.E., (look for sign) and continue approximately seven miles to park entrance.
The Black Diamond weekend is a production of AA Sports, Ltd.
AA Sports, Ltd. is proud to support local High School Sports programs. Our contributions have exceeded $350,000. Some of the sports programs we support rely completely on our donation for their yearly funding. Thank you to the athletes that participant in our events for allowing us the opportunity to extend this support.