Lake Sammamish

Race Suspended

Race Map - Three course optionsRace: Saturday April 25, 2020
Start: Long 10:00 AM / Medium & Short 11:00 AM
Level: 1-2
Distance: 3/6/13mi
Meeting: Long: 9:15 AM / Medium & Short 10:15 AM
Director : Michael Lampi
Phone: 425.641.3941

Getting to the Start

  • Take I-90 to Hwy 900 in Issaquah, exit 15.
  • Head north on Hwy 900, and turn left on W. Lake Sammamish Parkway (1st light north of freeway).
  • Head west about 1/4 mile, park entrance is on the right.
  • In the park, DO NOT turn left at the first opportunity. Instead, continue straight ahead to the second (and larger) beach, also known as Sunset Beach, and head towards the lake where there is plenty of parking.

Discover Pass

Lake Sammamish State Park normally requires each vehicle entering the park to have either a daily ($10) or annual ($30) Discover Pass. These can be purchased at the entrance to the park or online.

Race Registration

Register online and save five bucks on race day!

Click here to register

Race Course

The long course is a big clockwise loop heading north up the lake and back. The medium course is a clockwise loop at the south end of the lake. The short course goes to the edge of the Sunken Forest and returns.

Course Record

Long Course (13.3mi): 2011 – Peter Hirtle & Lindsay Meyer, Seattle, Mx 2x in 1:24:40
Medium Course (6mi; previously short course): 2011 – Evan Jacobs, Tyler Peterson, Seattle & Burien, M 2x in 34:39
Short Course: 2017 – Al Mackenzie, M 1x OW-III in 27:20

Note: The Sammamish Race started as a 3-mile triangular course in 1988. The double lap (6 mile) course ran 1990-2004. New 6/13mi course as of 2005. In 2016 the new short 3mi course was added.

Entry Fees

Members and Juniors
$10 per person if registered online
$15 per person day of race.

$20 per person if registered online
$25 per person day of race.

Boats of 3+ competitors (members and/or nonmembers)
$10 per person pre-registered
$15 per person day of race.


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.