Lake Tahoe Big Blue Sprint Adventure Race

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Tahoe Big Blue Sprint Adventure Race

Whether you are just beginning or at an advanced level, the Tahoe Big Blue Sprint Adventure Race is open to anyone and a great way to introduce yourself to the beauty of Lake Tahoe, with its stunning mountain views and areas perfect for hiking, biking, running and kayaking.

Organization: Big Blue Adventure
Date: 08/20/2016 update info
Time: 6:00:00 AM - 6:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: The Village Green in Incline Village,NV
Phone: (530) 546-1019
Email:
Website: bigblueadventure.com/event/xterra-lake-tahoe/
Event Details:

This is one of the all time classic off-road triathlon courses. Racers start with a 1500 meter swim from a sandy beach in Lake Tahoe, one of the purest and deepest lakes in North America.

The bike section test racers' climbing and fitness levels. The bike starts up tunnel creek, a somewhat sandy gradual climb. Racers pop out from tunnel creek onto the area's epic Flume Trail, which skirts the mountain side overlooking Lake Tahoe. Riders continue on past Marlette Lake and down a rocky and fast Tahoe Rim Trail. The views are breathtaking! Both the Duathlon and the Sprint will complete the 22 mile bike with approximately 4000 feet of climbing. The 10K trail running course that is relatively flat, fast and scenic with tall pines, aspens, and creek crossings.

This race is hosted by the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe hotel in Incline village, make sure you make your reservation early.

  • Fun for kayakers on any level
  • A mid September Race
  • A celebration of the North Shore, and the perfect climate of “Indian Summer.”

Overview: Held annually in September, the Tahoe Big Blue Spring Adventure Race is fun for kayakers on any level. The race time is estimated at about 2-4 hours and whether you come to really race or to enjoy the scenic views on the lake, this adventure is sure to be one to remember!

When: A September event each year

Where: Kings Beach

Fees: Entry fees vary. Free for the public to watch

Details: Kayaks come free with each registry. Registrants must come prepared with a two man team. There is also some mandatory gear: mountain bike, helmet, food and water, back pack, running shoes and a pen. Other recommended gear is sunscreen, towel, hat, protective eyewear and a change of clothes.

Rewards from local resorts, restaurants and adventure sports shops among others will be given away to winners.

The challenge kicks off at Kings Beach, located just down Highway 28.