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Upcoming Events

The most challenging, the most fun, the best events.

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For the past 5 years the Black Hills Sprint Triathlon has been held in Lacey at the Thurston County Fairgrounds.  This year, it will again be held in Lacey, but will utilize Long Lake Park for T1 &T2.  The legacy in Lacey will continue.


SummerFEST 10K and 5K.  We have designed a really nice course.  The course is mostly flat.  There is one section with a down hill which is tree covered and is gorgeous - Great woodland views.  Map coming out soon.  


AUG 19

The JustTRI-7 Mile, 5K and Free 1 Mile Kids Fun Run at great locations:  Fort Steilacoom Park, DuPont, and then back to Fort Steilacoom Park (Not Lacey).  We offer a total of Seven, 7 mile, 5K and Free 1 Mile Kids Running events throughout the summer.  The events will be worthy of a challenge, yet suitable for basic runners.  sign up for the complete Fall / Winter Dragon Series.

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JustTRI is hosting the 2nd Annual of this gorgeous Steilacoom run.  2017 was AMAZING.  Participants crossed the finish in tears - tears of pain!  But also tears full of accomplishment!  This is the absolutely most beautiful run in Lakewood and Steilacoom!   Join the 5K or the Just Tri 7 mile run series too!


June 10th

July 13th

Format will be focused on New Triathletes, but will include advance tips. Emphasis on having a safe, fun and competitive Triathlon. 1.5 hrs, including question and answer. 2X USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coaches.  Come learn how to set your PR!  The June 10th Training will be at Long Lake Park...Black Hills Triathlon Location!  We will have a swim clinic, a transition class, and will have volunteer kayak training.

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June 17th,

July 14th, Aug 4th 

The Triple Threat Series is back! Join Black Hills Triathlon, Lakewood SummerFEST Triathlon, and the JBLM Pacific Pathways Triathlon for a summer of races!

DO NOT SIGN UP FOR EACH RACE INDIVIDUALLY. Simply register click here for the Triple Threat and you will be signed up for all three.  Upon completion of all three triathlons, Triple Threat participants will receive a Triple Threat Series medal, t-shirt and an entry in a raffle for a grand prize.  These are in addition to the Race T's and Medals given at each individual Triathlon.



Dragon 6

Dragon 6



Dragon 7

Dragon 7

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Dragon Series

Virtual Dragon Series

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Dragon I & Dragon II  & Dragon lll are complete.  

The Information:

The 'JustTRI-7' is a 7-mile run and is held 7 times in a year.  This year, 2018, is the inaugural series.  The first event of the series will be at Fort Steilacoom Park.  JustTRI has created 7 very unique finisher medals, in which the theme centers around dragon style designs.  When Athletes complete all seven, 7 mile runs they will have completed a “Dragon”.

Each medal, with it’s one-of-a-kind shape, will fit together.  At the end of 2018, after completing 7 events, 49 miles, participants get to celebrate with a 1 mile “victory lap” and will receive a JustTRI “Dragon Series” medal holder.

Athletes can sign up for all seven, 7-mile races individually or sign up for all 6 at once and get the 7th for free.  7 miles is just a bit more than the normal 10K, but far more rewarding.  All participants will receive a Dragon Medal and Matching JustTRI Finishers T-Shirt.

7 miles per race was chosen as the distance, because each mile stands for each letter of JustTRI.  The running events are meant to challenge runners and take advantage of the various venues of the local great running areas from Point Defiance to Olympia. The courses will vary, but will all be good, solid running routes and make use of road and multi-use public trails.  

The trick to the 7 miles is to slow down, take your time and enjoy the scenery.  Dragons are tough, but you are tougher!  Slay your dragon and you can accomplish all your dreams!

5K Run or Walk

5K Fun Runs will have the same starting location.  During each of the JustTRI-7 mile events, we will have a great 5K run course as well.  The 5K course will be relatively fast, but we do like to throw in a hill or two.  No worries, it will be very doable for athletes of all caliber.  Several of our 5K’s have included the steepest hills the venue has to offer, but these races will be fast-"er" and flat-"er" - as much as possible.  It will be fun for the whole family…JustTRI!

We invite the entire family to come enjoy the actives - JustTRI events always include various giveaways, refreshments and fun for everyone.

FREE 1 Mile Kids Run/ Walk

This a free event.  The walk is free, parents may join, pets: bring them along!  It will be fun and enjoyable.  This race will start at the same time as the other events.  Please note to receive swag participants must enter the JustTRI-7 or 5K!  Kids do receive a medal!  We do this because running is important, it's healthy and it meant for families!  We make it fun for the kids!


Complimentary photos will be available – See our Web Site after the race! RunLakewood.com


JustTRI-7 Mile Run

Individually: $45.00 (all year)

5K Fun Run

$35.00 (all year)


Start time: 10am (always)


The upcoming JustTRI-7 mile/ 5K events - Note the various locations!!!

Fall Winter Series:

Aug 19th, Tacoma, Dragon #4

Sept 16th, Fort Steilacoom Park Dragon #5 (JustTRI Half Marathon)

Nov 25th, Chambers bay, Dragon #6

Dec 8th, Fort Steilacoom Park, Dragon #7 – (Series Final, Jingle Bell Rock)

Jan 1st, 2019, Fort Steilacoom Park, Just Tri 7, Series 2 (Second year) & JustTRI New Year’s Day run

For all the exciting, challenging running and Triathlon updates visit:



Long Lake Park, Lacey, WA

Date: June 17th, 2018

Location: Long Lake Park, Lacey, Washington

Event Start time: 8AM

Triathlon: Swim: 800M Bike: 12 miles Run: 3.1 Miles

Duathlon: Run: 8/10 mile Bike: 12 miles Run: 3.1 Miles

Events are USAT Sanctioned

Expected Participation: 300 - 400 participants & 75 for the Duathlon

Race Training Day:

June 10th, 10am - Noon, Long Lake Park. Swim Training, Transition Training and Kayak safety training.

The Black Hills Sprint Triathlon is the premiere sprint distance triathlon in the Pacific Northwest.  Test your sprint speed on this fast course.  The venue is Long Lake Park adjacent to the Thurston County Fairgrounds.  The swim is in the flat, calm waters of Long Lake, followed by an all right-hand turn, 12-mile bike course.  The run is a flat 5K with beautiful lake views.  We’ll have your favorite rock music, participant t-shirts and a one-of-a-kind finisher’s medal, In addition to, great swag, refreshments, rock music and a top notch USAT Sanctioned Race course. 


The Sprint Triathlon includes an 800-meter clockwise swim with a rolling start.  Swimmers will keep the buoys on their right and sight to large, bright colored corner buoys.  The water in Long Lake in very clean and calm.  There will be plenty of local volunteers on kayaks for safety.  Exit the water and run up a short grassy hill to the sound of up-beat rock music.  Enter the transition area which will be two long rows of bike racks…designed to easily and quickly get in and out.  The cycle course is now a 12-mile course – it’s not  completely flat, but it can be quite fast.  There’s one moderate hill to sprint up and the declines will give your legs a good rest and reset.  The 5K run loops back to the swim start, which gives friends and family a great chance to see your speed!  Get beautiful views of the lake and have a great finish right down the main entrance to the park.  Challenge yourself and speed through the course or build a relay team of two or three…either way enjoy this well-designed course.



The Duathlon starts by warming up with a short, flat .8 mile run out and back, then falls right in line with the swimmers entering Transition 1.  The rest of the course is the exact same course as the Triathletes.  Duathletes may have up to two team members or complete the entire course solo!


Packet Pick up:

Date: 6/14 & 6/15 (Thursday & Friday)

Time: 3:00 – 6:00

Place: ROC (Rapid Orthopaedic Care) Hawks Prairie 8140 Freedom Lane NE Lacey, WA 98516

          This is just across the street from the Ram Restaurant and Brewery

Please visit:



JustTRI Pro Staff


Marc Chung

(805) 403-2122

[email protected]

JustTRI Athletic Events

USAT Level I Triathlon Coach

USAT Certified Race Director

Cleve Shaw

(808) 230-1906

JustTRI Course Director

USAT Level I Triathlon Coach

Total Immersion Swim Coach

Bethany Caldwell

(253) 302-0521

JustTRI Run Course Director

RRCA Certified Race Director

Current Sponsors / Associates:

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Capital Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Olympia Federal Savings

Joy Ride Bicycles

Harbor Wholesale Food

Oly Road Runners

Fleet Feet

Topside Bar and Grill

Chang Thai

Lacey Parks and Recreation

Shane Klinkhammer 

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