Date

Saturday, September 13 2014 - Sunday, September 14 2014

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.

Announcements

Course map is now available!  Click here for the two-page PDF, or here for the larger single-page version.

About the Event

2014 Black Diamond medalThe 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

SATURDAY

Long Course Triathlon* – 1.2 mi Swim/56 mi Bike/13.1 mi Run
Endurance Duathlon* – 1.4-Mile Run/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

SUNDAY

Sprint Triathlon* – .5mi Swim, 11mi Bike, 2.8mi Trail Run
Tri-iT (Novice) Triathlon – .25mi Swim, 11mi Bike, 2.8mi Run
Olympic Triathlon* – 1.5k Swim, 40k Bike, 10k Run
Olympic Duathlon* – 1.4-Mile Run, 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

Registration

Online Registration

All Events - CLICK HERE

Downloadable Forms
Saturday Events
Sunday Events
Half-Marathon

ENTRY FEES – SATURDAY EVENTS
Long Course Tri / Du – Individual $175.00 ( 2/17-8/27 ) $195.00 (8/28- 9/11) $225.00 (9/12-PPU/DOR)
Long Course Tri/Du Relay Teams $70.00 ( 2/17-8/27 ) $75.00 (8/28-9/11) $80.00 (9/12-PPU/DOR)
ENTRY FEES- SUNDAY EVENTS
Tri & Du Individual $90.00 ( 2/17-8/27 ) $95.00 (8/28-9/11) $110.0 (9/12-PPU/DOR)
RelayTeam (per person) $45.00 ( 2/17-8/27 ) $50.00 (8/28-9/11) $55.00 (9/12-PPU/DOR)
HALF-MARATHON $60.00 ( 2/17-8/27 ) $65 (8/28-9/11) $70.00 (9/12-PPU/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.

PER-REGISTRATION
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 12) 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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ONLINE RACE CONFIRMATIONS

 

 

Travel

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

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS:
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.

Contact

The Black Diamond weekend is a production of AA Sports, Ltd.

Email events@aasportsltd.com

Beneficiary

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.