Traffic Alert: Kirkland Triathlon Sunday Morning in Juanita

About 700 are expected to participate in the TriFreaks Kirkland Triathlon, which benefits Hopelink.


About 700 particpants are expected to turn out for Sunday's Kirkland Triathlon, moved to Juanita Beach Park this year by its new sponsor TriFreaks, and the city is advising motorists to expect some delays from 7 a.m. to about 11 a.m.

The race involves a half-mile swim in Juanita Bay, a 13.9-mile bike ride on a loop over Finn Hill and back (two laps) and a 3.1-mile run. There is also a fun triathlon for kids 3-12.

The run is co-sponsored by Cobalt Mortgage and Lake Washington Physical Therapy and benefits the Eastside service agency Hopelink, which operates a food bank and assistance center in Kirkland.

For details about the event and course maps, see the event website here.

Here is a City of Kirkland press release about street closures:


KIRKLAND, Wash. – Commuters should expect traffic delays on Sunday, Sept. 30 during the TriFREAKS Triathlon event. The following closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.:

·         NE Juanita Drive from 98th Avenue NE to 93rd Avenue NE and NE 120th Place

·         97th Avenue NE from 98th Avenue NE to NE Juanita Drive.

Juanita Beach parking lots will not be accessible by vehicle from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The following lane will be closed from 7 a.m. until the final athlete completes the course at approximately 10 a.m.:

  • One southbound lane of 100th Avenue NE from NE 132nd Street to 98th Avenue NE 

Additionally, the following lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. until the final athlete completes the course at approximately 11 a.m.:


  • One southbound lane of 98th Avenue NE from NE 116th Street to the Old Market Street Trail 
  • Southbound lane of 10th Street W from  20th Avenue W to 8th Street W


The TriFREAKS Kirkland Triathlon anticipates 700 athletes during the event, which includes a Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, Duathlon and Kid's Triathlon.  For event information, visit www.trifreaks.com. For permit information contact, Sudie Elkayssi, City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department at 425-587-3347.

Penguincrazy September 29, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Better Double check your spelling of Juanita... ;-)
Greg Johnston September 29, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Hey, a rose is the same by any name yeah? Fixed, thanks Penguincrazy!


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