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Lake Stevens Olympic and Sprint Triathlon

 COVID-Safety Protocol

BuDu Racing, llc will be implementing some of the following safety measures (list is not all inclusive) to maximize the safety for participants, spectators, volunteers and staff:

Prior to coming to packet pick up or to the event, we are asking the following of anyone at the event: Monitor your Covid symptoms and vulnerability; and out of an abundance of caution, ALL participants (and ALL spectators) should wear mask at all times when near other people, which means at ALL times when in the Transition Area, except while participating (please carry a mask with you for when you finish). If you have any symptoms or have been around anyone who does, please email Deanna@BuDuRacing.com and we will defer or refund (as appropriate-if you ordered a shirt, I can not change that at this time).  

PLEASE mask for packet pick up and at any time before and after the event. This is not something that we will be debating with you. If you have a spectator with you, he/she will need to be masked during the event.

Packet Pick Up week of event

  • We will be offering packet pick up in different ways. 
    1. At BuDu Headquarters by appointment only (email Deanna@BuDuRacing.com to schedule)
    2. Wednesday: 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Corpore Sano PT (parking lot)
    3. Thursday: 4:00pm to 7:00pm at BuDu Headquarters (this is a neighborhood, so please park appropriately)
    4. Friday: 5pm to 7:00pm at North Cove Park
    5. Saturday: 6:30am to 7:40am at North Cove Park
  • It is recommended that you pick up prior to Saturday morning to avoid standing in a line

Transition Area

  • You will be required to wear a mask at all times before and after the event, you can remove it prior to leaving transition for the start of the swim after the pre-race meeting (which will be in the transition area-different from years past). You will need a mask as you tear down your equipment after you finish
  • We are not staging the bib numbers by gender and age, as we have always done. This should make the transition from swim to bike less crowded. We are not requiring a mask during the event, but if you feel you want or need to, please do so.
  • We will have hand sanitizer at the entry points of the transition area


  • If needed, we would have the ability to have a time trial start, but it does just create people standing in line. We are planning to have the waves as normal at this time.
  • It is vitally important that as you exit the swim, and per USAT you must refrain from blowing 'snot rockets' out of your nose. Please use your towel.


  • You will be required to carry your own hydration and nutrition


  • Bring your mask with you on the run to put on after you finish

Finish Line

  • It may be easier if you remove your timing chip yourself, but we will have people to help
  • Wear a mask after you finish

Post Race Food

  • In order to minimize contact, we are not providing our normal spread of delicious food at the end of the event, but we will have options for you to pick up


  • We will provide a podium and announce the winners, for those comfortable doing so. If do not want to do this, we can give you your award


  • Hand sanitizer will be available around our race venue as a courtesy. Cleaning of common venue areas will be enhanced
  • Staff/Volunteers will be wearing a face covering as appropriate
  • Athletes should come with their own face coverings at packet pick-up and wear a face covering around our event venue. If someone does not have a mask we will make one available. We are adhering to the recommendations of the CDC, not wanting to debate this

 Registration has CLOSED

We are at capacity as of 8/11/21. We will not be allowing onsite registration. Please DO NOT call or email. 


From I-5

  • Merge onto US-2 E toward Snohomish.
  • Merge onto WA-204 E via the ramp on the Left toward Lake Stevens.
  • Turn Left onto WA-9.
  • Turn Right onto WA-92.
  • Turn Right onto Grade RD.
  • Turn Right onto Hartford DR. Hartford DR becomes Main ST/124th Ave NE.
  • End at 18th St NE & Main St Lake Stevens, WA 98258

 BuDu Racing, LLC Charity of Choice: JDRF!


BuDu Racing, LLC is proud to pledge a portion of the registration fees to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

 Registration Information

For more event information and online registration, please go to the following link: RunSignUp
USAT Sanctioned Event

This is a USA Triathlon

Sanctioned Event.


 Registration Prices

NON-USA Triathlon Members: A fee will be added to registration costs, to cover the cost of a one-day USA Triathlon license for every participant. The fee for Adults (persons aged 18 in the current year) will pay $15. Youth, ages 17 and under (in the current year) are offered the annual license at a cost of $10.

Registration is limited to the first 450 participants (may be adjusted one month out, based on ordering finisher awards) or Covid-19 Regional Phase. 

Early Bird Pricing (ends on December 31)

Regular Pricing (starts January 1) Make sure and get this great price!

Last Chance Pricing (2 weeks prior to event) goes into effect at 12:10am on August 28, 2021

Online registration will close at 8:00am on September 10, 2021

  • Registration may be available after this date, please check closer to event date for more information. However this event had sold out the 4 years prior to 2020. Please plan accordingly, and register early.
  • An additional fee will be charged for onsite registration if it is available.

Registration Prices:


Early Bird Pricing through 12/31

Regular Pricing through 8/27

Last Chance Pricing Ends 9/10 (at 8am) Onsite Registration (if available)
Sprint-Age Group or Clydesdale/Athena $70 $75 $85 $95
Sprint Relay (2 Person) $90 $95 $105 $115
Sprint-Relay (3 Person) $100 $105 $115 $125
Olympic-Age Group or Clydesdale/Athena $80 $85 $95 $105
Olympic Relay (2 Person) $100 $105 $115 $125
Olympic-Relay (3 Person) $110 $115 $125 $135

This is the base price and does not include the USA Triathlon fee (if applicable), or the online registration fee.

 About this Event

Take your choice of the Sprint (short) or Olympic (long) distance in Lake Stevens. Both swim courses are a deep water start off of the dock at North Cove Park. The Sprint does an out and back bike course and the Olympic starts the same, but heads out further to a turn-around point. The run is one loop for the Sprint and two loops for the Olympic along the shore of the Lake with a peaceful and beautiful view of the lake.

 What do I get with my Registration Fee?

Some of this is subject to change based on Covid-19 protocol:

  • Quick results - posted on site!
  • Finishers Medals for each participant
  • Post event food, which typically consists of:
  • Bimbo Breads and bakery products
  • Meats and cheeses
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly, and Nutella
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Top Finisher, Division and Age Group Awards
  • Lots and lots of great prizes from our sponsors - handed out during the awards ceremony! (Can't win unless present - your name MAY be called!)
  • Last and certainly NOT LEAST: Each participant (who registers at least 1 month in advance of the event) will receive a promotional item, yet to be determined.

 Refund Policy

  • BuDu Racing, LLC will allow a refund up to one month prior to the event minus a $5 processing fee (the online registration fee is nonrefundable).
  • Up to two weeks prior to the event, a transfer to another BuDu Racing, LLC event is allowed, but NO refunds. There will be $10 fee that the participant will be responsible for when transferring to another event.
  • The week of the event, there are NO refunds or transfers.
  • If you need to request a refund or transfer, please email info@BuDuRacing.com

Should a Covid cancellation happen, just like in 2020, we will offer either a transfer to a future event, a refund or the ability to donate (as we used funds to donate to the JDRF).

 Course Information

The City of Lake Stevens has been updating the park area, and we will be utilizing it for the entire event. The maps are all updated. This update means the swim will not be at the boat launch, and neither will the transition area. The bike is a touch shorter, as well.


.93 Mile
(1 hour limit)

24.8 Miles (out and back)
(Finish by 11am)

6.2 Miles
(Finish by 12pm)


0.25 Miles
(30 min limit)

9.8 Miles (Turn around at triangle 'S')

3.2 Miles
(Finish by12pm

The swim is a water start, with expected water temperatures of 68-72. The bike course is on rural roads. The run is on paved roadways.
Here is a map of the transition area:
Lake Stevens Transition Area

 Event Information

  • Event is USA Triathlon Sanctioned (For information about an annual USAT membership - go here!)
  • Standard USA Triathlon Categories:
  • Age Groups: under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34...65-69, 70 & over
  • Athenas (women more than 165lbs) and Clydesdale (men more than 220lbs)
  • Relays
  • USA Triathlon Rules enforced. This includes wearing a HELMET at ALL times when on your bike. No headsets are allowed on course.

 Event Schedule

Early in the week prior to the event, you should receive a confirmation email that lists your bib number and registration information. You are strongly encouraged, but not required, to pick-up your packet early.

Packet Pick Up Prior to Event Date

At BuDu Headquarters by appointment only (email Deanna@BuDuRacing.com to schedule)
Wednesday: 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Corpore Sano PT (parking lot)
Thursday: 4:00pm to 7:00pm at BuDu Headquarters (this is a neighborhood, so please park appropriately)
Friday: 5pm to 7:00pm at North Cove Park (***NOT at the Boat Launch***)
Saturday: 6:30am to 7:40am at North Cove Park

Transition Area

There is only one transition area, and it will open the morning of the event at 6:30 and be monitored by volunteers at 7:15. 

Start Times:

At 8:00 am: Olympic Distance Swim
~ 8:15-30 am: Sprint Distance Swim (Will start once the last Olympic swimmer is around the last buoy)

Course Closure:

Course will close at noon. Course marshalling and official timing will stop at this time.

 Day of Event Parking


  1. Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club (BuDu makes a donation to this organization)
  2. Lake Stevens Brewing Company (opens at 1pm)
  3. Lot in front of the Lake Stevens Fire Department
  4. Street parking (It is your responsibility to park properly or risk being towed)

(Please make sure and pick up any trash you may have dropped.) In the past there have been participants and spectators who were parking inappropriately and the police are ready to give tickets, so please remember to park legally! Business are willing to have you towed as well if parked inappropriately.

Also, please remember to support the local businesses of Lake Stevens, and tell them you are here because of this BuDu event!

Lake Stevens Parkin

 USA Triathlon Competitive Rules

This is an important link to go to. It is every participants responsiblity to know these rules.

USA Triathlon Competitive Rules

 Event Shirts

Lake Stevens Shirt

For sizing information: Womens or Mens

BuDu Racing, LLC is pleased to announce that participants will have the opportunity to purchase a short sleeve tech event shirt with this logo. You will need to purchase the shirt when you register online, for an additional $15. Shirts will not be available for purchase after August 22. We may have a small supply of shirts for purchase at packet pick up, on a first come first serve basis.


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 Local Support and Lodging

Bicycle Centres-Snohomish
1007 1st Street


12212 Cyrus Way
Mukilteo, WA 98275


Snohomish County Search and Rescue Swiftwater Rescue Team

Snohomish County Search and Rescue

Lake Stevens Brewing Company
2010 Grade Road
Lake Stevens, WA

Will be giving $1 off a pint to those showing their bib (age appropriate)

Lake Stevens Brewing Company

Snohomish County Sports Commission
The Snohomish County Sports Commission works to enhance Snohomish County's economy, image as a premier sports destination, and way of life for its residents by attracting diverse regional, national and international athletic events, assisting existing athletic events, supporting development of new athletic events and facilities, and marketing recreational and leisure activities to athletic event organizers and participants. 

Snohomish County Sports Commission

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Lodging (please mention BuDu Racing, LLC when making reservations):

Holiday Inn Express, Puyallup         Best Western Cascadia Inn
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