Date

Saturday, September 13 2014 - Sunday, September 14 2014

Entertainment & Post Race Activities

2015 DATES AND UPDATES COMING SOON!!

See highlights from the 2013 Black Diamond Sports Weekend!

Nolte State Park offers a very intimate/picturesque venue for the Black Diamond Sports Weekend. The courses are challenging and beautiful and a great way to swim-bike-run through the last weeks of the summer multisport season.

Athletes enjoy a specially prepared lunch with Franz Baked goods and Fresh fruit from Collins Family Orchards, along with our signature Strawberry shortcakes. And, of course, Deschutes Brewery Beer will be pouring for athletes of legal drinking age. There will be a festive atmosphere, with music adding to the ambiance.

There will be a Sports & Fitness Expo, with samples of Clif Bars, Muscle Milk and Collins Family Orchards fresh-picked fruit.

The awards ceremony for each day will be held when the majority of the field has completed the race. Awards will be presented to the Top Male, Top Female, Top Master Male and Top Master Female in each of the individual races. Gold, silver and bronze place medals will be give to the top three performers in each age division.

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 BD Medal with ribbon on blackThe 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.

Shawn Sullivan, NW triathlete, coach and Black Diamond veteran, had this to say about the event: “Black Diamond is as close as you can get to what triathlon was originally all about. It’s about “Am I fit? Right now? Can I do this?” It’s about testing your fitness level. And the great thing about Black Diamond is that there’s something for everyone. You’ll see super experienced athletes and 1st timers, and there’s no intimidation. You have different distances, so anyone can find a triathlon they can manage. People who don’t want to tackle a whole triathlon can compete on a team, or there’s even a half-marathon. What’s unique about this particular event is the grassroots feel, the community atmosphere, and the peacefulness of the countryside. And, it’s the last good opportunity to do a triathlon in the NW.”

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.

 

* TRI NorthWest Ranked Triathlon        * TRI NorthWest Ranked Duathlon
BakersDozen-Shirt-Web*The Black Diamond Half-Marathon is part of the Bakers Dozen Half-Marathon Series. The Bakers Dozen Series is comprised of 13 Half-Marathons produced by NW-based organizations and which take place throughout the summer at beautiful NW sites. And, each of the events give back to their local communities! By completing at least three of the races, athletes become eligible to win one of Twenty-Five 2015 Bakers Dozen Passports – awarding the bearer FREE ENTRY into these events during the 2015 Season! See the Bakers Dozen site for details about the races, the Series ranking system – powered by Athlinks – and how the Passports will be awarded.

Non-profit Tri Team Event Partners

Members of Warrior Tri Team, an organization composed of current and former United States Special Operations service members and two Gold Star family members, race in honor of Operators who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. The Warrior Tri Team, and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, have been instrumental in providing scholarships and services to young men and women whose parents have lost their lives in the line of duty. The Warrior Tri Team is participating in Black Diamond with a goal of raising awareness and funds to continue their support of the children of fallen brothers and sisters.

Project 13 Multisport Collective is returning as an Official Non-Profit Fundraising Team at Black Diamond Sports Weekend. Project 13 is a Northwest endurance sports team and amateur racing club, and it’s members are dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Seattle Children’s Hospital Obesity Program. This is a nationally recognized program which addresses both prevention and treatment of obesity in children and teens, through Clinical care, Advocacy, Research and Education (CARE). 

NOLTE STATE PARK INFORMATION – CLICK HERE

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:
9:00 – Males (including Clydesdales)
9:05 – Females (including Athenas)/Relay Teams

9:20 – Endurance Duathlon  – Starts with mass start for the initial run, then onto the bike and final run.

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 Race

START TIMES:
9:00am Sprint Males (including Clydesdales)
9:03am Sprint Females (including Athenas)/Relay Teams
9:06am Tri-it (Males & Females)
9:15am Olympic Males (including Clydesdales)
9:20am Olympic Females (including Athenas) /Relay Teams
9:05am Half-Marathon – (or 5 minutes after the start of the Triathlon)

9:25am Duathlon (Olympic) – starts with a mass start for the 1.4-Mile Run, 40k Bike, 10k Run

HALF-MARATHON – SUNDAY
START TIME: 9:05 am

Note! pre-race briefing will take place at the start area behind the Muscle Milk 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.

MAIL-IN 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

ONSITE REGISTRATION: will be available at Packet Pickup in Nolte State Park on Friday (September 12) from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday (September 12) from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m for 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.