• When is the race? The race is set for Sunday, July 21, 2024
  • Where is the race located? Seward Park | Seattle, WA
  • When/Where do I collect my race “stuff”? – Saturday, July 20 at Seward Park between 12:30pm – 4:30pm at the pre-race expo or on race day before 6:30am (please come Saturday to allow time for body marking)
  • What kind of goodies do I get for participating?
    • 2024 Seafair Triathlon participant top
    • 2024 Finisher Medal
    • FREE Downloadable participant photos
    • Timing Chip, Swim Cap
      • What about goggles? Goggles are not provided by the race, but highly encouraged!
    • Personalized Race Bib
  • What distances are offered?
    • Sprint Distance
    • 2 & 3 person sprint distance relay teams
    • Sprint Distance Duathlon
    • Super Sprint Distance
    • Kids long & short courses
  • Is Lake Washington cold? Shouldn’t be – Typically the average temperature in July is about 68 degrees.
  • What about milfoil? You shouldn’t have any issues here either. Milfoil should be trimmed prior to race but is always determined by the City of Seattle, not the race organizers. Most years, it is trimmed the second week of July.
  • Where do I park? Seward Park is closed to participant parking, we recommend parking in the Seward Park neighborhood and we recommend riding your bike in to the park.
  • Is this race sanctioned by USA Triathlon? No – what this means is you do not have to be an annual member of USAT of 1-Day member.
  • If I cannot participate, can I get a refund? Unfortunately, we do not provide refunds. We are happy to defer race entries to the following year if you so choose or can transfer your entry to a friend/family member. Email us at
  • Is there prize money? YES – there will be prize money awards for the top finishers of the sprint distance elite-wave. $200 for 1st (m/f) plus free entry to 2025, $100 for 2nd (m/f) plus free entry to 2025 and a free race entry to 2025 for 3rd place (m/f)
  • How do I enter the elite wave? Please email us with your past 3 race times and placements in a comparable distance –


  • Can I draft? Nope! Triathlon rules state that you need to keep at least a 3 bike length distance at all times unless passing. If passing, you have 15 seconds to make the pass or fall back
  • How bout headphones? No again. It is extremely unsafe to ride with headphones. If we see you wearing headphones on the bike course, we will pull you from the race.
    • What about on the run course throughout the park? Sure, please keep the volume low enough to hear people and emergency vehicles around you though.
  • Do I need to wear a helmet? YES – When touching your bike (even in the transition zone) you helmet must be on and the chin strap fastened, for your safety
  • Can I ride my bike from my bike rack? Nope – You must walk/run your bike to/from your rack in the transition zone. You will not be allowed to mount your bike until the “bike mount” line outside of the transition zone and you must dismount your bike at the “bike dismount” line before re-entering the transition zone
  • Can I wear my wetsuit? Of course! wetsuits will keep your body temperature up (and help you float a bit better)
    • What about my drysuit? Nope – Drysuits are not allowed (and really not needed, water temps will average 68 degrees)
    • I can wear a life jacket right? No life jackets or any other flotation devices will be allowed in the water either (please email us for special circumstances at
    • What if I get tired on the swim? We recommend flipping to your back and continuing. If that doesn’t help, you are allowed to hold on to a lifeguards surfboard and rest. If they tow you in, you’ll be disqualified from awards but will be allowed to continue to the bike and run
      • Ok, I get it, but my kids can right? YES! Your kids can wear a life jacket and/or water wings if needed, whatever gets them to the finish line!

2023 Seafair Triathlon Race Results & Photos – HERE

2022 Seafair Triathlon Race Results & Photos – HERE

2021 Seafair Triathlon Race Results & Photos – HERE

2019 Seafair Triathlon Race Results & Photos – HERE

2018 Seafair Triathlon Race Results – HERE

2018 Seafair Triathlon Photos – HERE

2017 Seafair Triathlon Race Results – HERE

2016 Seafair Triathlon Race Results – HERE

2015 Seafair Triathlon Race Results – HERE

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