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June 30, 2024



Independence Day Weekend 'Yankee Doodle' 


Pet and Stroller Friendly

Kids 1 Mile Run or Walk


  Sunday 8AM

The Just TRI 10K/5K and Kids 1 Mile Run/Walk will get you warmed up for September's

Half Marathon. 

Come get fit and ripped by conquering the 10k or 5K. 

Run or walk your way to the finish line. 

Bring your pet or stroller along on the 5K course. 

As always, the

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

 is just for fun and the whole family can join in.

Mt.Fuji in the Distance

"I Love You Mom" 5K Walk/Run
 Mother's Day Weekend 2024

All the information on the Black Hills Triathlon & Duathlon.  And the free training event!






June 16th, 2019



Long Lake Park, Lacey, WA

Date: June 16th, 2019

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

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: 6/13 & 6/14  (Thursday & Friday)

6/15 (Saturday)

Time: 4:00 – 7:00

Place: Thursday & Friday is TBD.  Saturday will be at Thurston Country Fairgrounds.

Black Hills Triathlon re-fresher Swim Training!

This is a brief swim training session and meant to be a confidence builder for the Triathlon Athletes. Each year we see all levels of athletes, some have trained all winter, some have not dipped a toe since their last triathlon and some this will be their first TRI! The training allows the competent swimmer to get a feel for the course and / or get reacquainted with Long Lake. For those swimmers who have not put as much time into this component as they would have liked, they will gain advice, tips, and strategy to confidently complete the swim portion of the Black Hills Triathlon. Everyone, advanced or beginner, come out and get set to conquer the Black Hills Triathlon!

There is no cost to this training! JustTRI does it because we want you to have a Great Race!


Long Lake Park - Right where the Triathlon is!

Date: June 9th - 1 week before the Triathlon!

Time: 8AM - Same time as the Triathlon Start!

This is a FREE event and there is no registration.  Once you arrive, we'll have you sign in.

Please bring your swim gear, we will get wet! You may bring your other Triathlon equipment, but it is not necessary. Marc Chung will have his and go over T1/T2.

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 answers. This class is meant to set you up for success during the Triple Threat Triathlon Series and is taught by a USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach.

Agenda - Focus is the swim, but as time permits we talk about:

What is the Sport of Triathlon

Triathlon etiquette

Being competitive in Triathlon while racing safely

Tips on how to accomplish the Swim! Practice Swim...

Transition 1 & 2 Basic and Advance Tips and Techniques

We'll go through a complete triathlon set up and transition; including each step of the: Swim, Bike, Run

Race Plan

Plan your Triathlon, Triathlon your plan

Race Nutrition

Triple Threat Race Series information

Additional Recommend Coach clinics

Information on the Triple Threat Triathlon Series; including maps and how to set your PR!

Information on the 2019 Dragon Series "3D"


All the information on the

2019 Dragon Series

3 Run Series called "3D"

The 2018 Dragon Series is complete and we loved it!!! The 2019 Dragon series will be a 3 run 3D

Dragon #1

12 May, This Dragon is combined with the "I Love You Mom Run". Win a heart medal for mom, because we do love her and we all have moms! It's potentially a two medal run, because if you run the JustTRI-7 Mile, AKA the Dragon #1, you will receive the I Love you Mom Medal and the Dragon #1 medal!

2 medals for the price of one!

Dragon #2

JustTRI-7 Mile Fun Run/ Walk, AKA Dragon #2 

The Dragon run (7 Miles) & 5K will be on June 15th, the day prior to the Triathlon and Duathlon.  Race location: Thurston County Fairgrounds. Date: June 15th.  Start Time: 8AM.  The race will be completly inside the fairgrounds.  We generally have a small crowd of Dragon Participants, but they all love the medals, the matching shirt and general good atmosphere! The JustTRI Pro-Staff will be there for Triathlon and Duathlon Packet Pick up. The Triathlon and Duathlon are both on June 16th, start time 8AM.

Dragon #3

The Final dragon will be held with our 3rd annual Half marathon...we do our Half rain or shine, generally a smaller crowd, but we give away $100.00 bills along the course! Who does that!! Come have a great time and slay your third Dragon of the year. We have held this race at Fort Steilcoom Park for the past two years - Look for all the updates on our Face Book page! Complete the 2019 Dragon Series - 3D !!!

Pictured here is swag from 2018, 2019 Dragon Medals are in development!

2019 Lakewood-Steilacoom Half Marathon and Final 2019 Dragon!


2019 Lakewood-Steilacoom Half Marathon, JustTRI-7 Mile - The Final 2019 Dragon Run

and 5K Fun Run or Walk

JustTRI is hosting the 3rd Lakewood-Steilacoom Half Marathon. 2017 was AMAZING.   2018 was amazingly rainy! Participants both years crossed the finish in tears - tears of pain! But also tears full of accomplishment!

This run has the best the views in the Pacific Northwest…if that’s not enough the route leads participants right by the best bars in the area!

This is the most beautiful run in Lakewood and Steilacoom!

Race Information from the JustTRI Pro Staff

2019 Lakewood-Steilacoom Half Marathon, JustTRI-7 Mile - The Final Dragon of 2019 & 5K

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

All Races Start: 8AM

Location: Fort Steilacoom Park

Event Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon)

All races start and finish at Fort Steilacoom Park. Water and Gatorade aid stations will be setup throughout the course. Athletes will finish through the big JustTRI Finish arch and receive the coveted JustTRI Half Marathon Finisher Medal, T-Shirt and swag.


Wait, what? YES! Cash prizes…the JustTRI Staff has hidden idols worth $$ along the course. Why? Because we want you to win and by finding the hidden idols, you win! There will be 3 hidden idols, one for each course – The Half, the 7-Mile, and the 5K – Turn the idol in at the finish and receive Cash. Cold Hard, Cash! Look for clues on JustTRI’s Face Book page. in 2018 there were 3 $100 winners!! Look for details of the 2019 Cash JustTRI Hidden Idol contest! Look for clues we post on Facebook throughout the year.

More about the Courses

This was information about last years course - But in 2019 we will make a few changes! Look for updates on Facebook and right here on our web page.


Half Marathon: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - male and female

JustTRI-7 Dragon: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place – male and female

5K: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place - male and female


We need your support! It’s easy money! Bring 10 volunteers out and JustTRI will make a $100.00 donation to your non-profit organization. There is no easier way to earn money for you group!! We do this for all our events and people LOVE IT! Want another way to make money for your non-profit…Contact the Race Director.

Packet Pick up


Never Stop! Never Quit!! Keep on Going!!!


SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2023


LAKEWOOD 'Labor of Love' 


5K/10K, Kids 1 mile run walk


Saturday 8AM

Lakewood is back to getting in shape 

and Just TRI is back to host the 

2023 Lakewood Half Marathon!  

This year includes a 5K/10K and 

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. 

Plus, this year we are allowing participants to bring pets and children in strollers for the 5K. 

There is something for the whole family on 

September 2nd.



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