Today's side deal gives you a chance to test out your sea legs and their ability to quickly morph into high-speed land legs at the Islander Aquathon, presented by Dilettante Chocolates and BTO Multisports. Held in Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island on Wednesday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m., the Islander Aquathon is a new, bikeless multisport competition that features competitive swimming and running. Choose from one of two registration options:
- $17 to register for the short course—500-meter swim/5K run ($35 value)
- $25 to register for the long course—1,000-meter swim/8K run ($50 value)
Both running courses will remain near the lush bounds of Luther Burbank Park, and depending on your choice of length, you'll start the event by being fish-like through one or two loops of the swim course.
The Islander Aquathon is the first race of its kind in Seattle, but owner, operator, and USA Triathlon–certified race director Porter Bratten has been staging multisport races in New York and California since 2007. The Islander Aquathon is designed to be accessible for first-time racers, multisport vets, and amphibious competitors who've been preparing for this race their whole lives with an arduous regimen of crossing busy highways and crocodile-infested rivers. Grab today's side deal for the chance to test your own limits, unite the notoriously contentious land and water, and speed past sideline spectators at the Islander Aquathon.
Race participants must sign waiver prior to race.