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Event Info

Click here for the 2015 Iron Girl Seattle Participant Guide

Frequently Asked Questions?
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Packet Pick-Up
Saturday, August 22
Genesee Park
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mandatory Bike Racking
Saturday, August 22
Genesee Park
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Triathlon Packet Pick-up and Bike Racking Rules

There will not be race day packet pick-up or bike check-in for the triathlon. Please plan accordingly as you must pick-up your race packet and rack your bike on Saturday.

All triathlon participants are expected to attend packet pick up on Saturday in person. This is due insurance liability mandates. All participants must show a photo ID, and all USAT annual members additionally must show their membership card. Per USAT rules, each participant must pick up their own packet. NO EXCEPTIONS. A unique wristband will be affixed at this time which must remain on through to the end of the race.

5K Packet Pick-Up

All 5K participants are expected to attend packet pick up on Saturday or Sunday morning in person. All participants must show a photo ID and sign a waiver onsite. 

Course Information

5K course map coming soon! Please note the 5K course follows the same route as the triathlon run course. 

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Sprint Distance: 1/3 mile swim/ 12 mile bike/ 3.1 mile run

The swim in Lake Washington will feature an easy to navigate  swim course that you will swim clockwise, keeping buoys on your right. 

This is a technical bike course that is flat, a climb, turns dips with beautiful views as you cross over Lake Washington. The course will be well marked and volunteers to direct you.

RUN COURSE: The run is mostly flat and will run along Lake Washington Blvd toward Seward Park and then back finishing at the south end of Genesee Park. The course will be well marked and volunteers to help let you know where the turn arounds are. Water will be on the course at mile 1 and 2.

The following cut-off times for the event:
Swim – 30 minutes
Bike – 2 hours
Run – 60 minutes

Cut-off times start after the final swimmer enters the water. 

Swim Wave Starts
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Iron Girl participants are assigned swim waves based on their age on 12/31/2015. Swim waves are made up of approximately 80-100 swimmers and will start every 4-5 minutes. Swim wave times will be announced 2-3 weeks before the event date. Participant swim wave times will be noted on individual packets.

Participants wishing to swim with a friend or family member may elect to start in a Buddy Wave. The Buddy Waves will be the last waves. Please note that Iron Girl triathlons are USAT sanctioned events and Iron Girl participants who start in a Buddy Wave will be ineligible for age group awards. All Buddy Wave participant times will still be posted and all finishers will receive a medal on race day!

Wet suits Rules
USAT RULE Article IV Swimming Conduct
4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit.

Please note we will do an official water temperature reading on race morning.

Arrival on Race Morning
Early arrival is recommended to allow time for you to park, walk to transition and get ready for a terrific race day. Transition will open at 5:00 a.m. and will be closed at 6:30 a.m. Please arrive early for race morning. We will have a prompt race start at 6:45 a.m. Athlete wristbands will allow you in and out of transition.

Parking Information


Expo Parking:
Bike Drop off Parking Options on Saturday, August 22nd ONLY include: Genesee Park Lot, Genesee Park Field, and Rainier Community Center

2015 Seattle Parking Map



Race Day Parking: 
Genesee Playfields – race day ONLY
4316 S. Genesee St. Seattle, WA 98118


Race Day Road Closures

  • Lake Washington Boulevard near Genesee Park will be closed to all traffic at 5:00AM.
  • Genesee St will be closed at 43rd starting at 6:45AM. Please note this closure will cut-off driving access Genesee Park and parking at the Genesee Playfields.
  • 43rd between Genesee and Lake WA Blvd. will be closed completely to vehicles prior to 5:00AM and should not be used. 

Strollers, Inline Skates, Rollerblades, Headphones and Dogs Not Allowed On Course
For the safety of all participants, strollers, inline skates, rollerblades, headphones and dogs are not allowed on the course at any time.

Age Group Awards
Awards to the top 3 finishers in each age group for the sprint triathlon will be presented with an award. We will have 16 age groups: 15 - 17; 18 - 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- 84; 85+ You must be 15 years or older to participate in the event.

The top three overall for the 5K will be presented with an award.

Age group winners must be present to receive award. 

All finishers will receive a custom Iron Girl medal.