On August 19th, XTERRA Lake Tahoe brings classic XTERRA to Nevada. With its traditional-length course and some of the best scenery in the world, this is an adventure you won't want to miss.
The race begins in Lake Tahoe, one of the purest and deepest lakes in North America. The bike starts up a gradual climb on Tunnel Creek and then pops out onto the epic Flume Trail, which skirts the mountainside overlooking Lake Tahoe. Riders continue on past Marlette Lake and down a rocky and fast Tahoe Rim Trail.
"Both the Duathlon and the Sprint will complete the 22 mile bike course with approximately 4000 feet of climbing," said race director Todd Jackson. "The 10K trail running course is relatively flat, fast and scenic with tall pines, aspens, and creek crossings."
XTERRA Lake Tahoe will also host a Sprint, consisting of a 750m swim, a 22 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. The XTERRA Lake Tahoe Duathlon is comprised of a 3 mile run, a 22 mile bike, and another 3 mile run.
The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k Trail Runs occur on the same day as triathlon and duathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV, which is a large, open, grassy community field.
From the starting area, the course heads north and onto Lake Tahoe's amazing trail system. Athletes will run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.
There will also be short, kids races for ages 4-12.
To register for XTERRA Lake Tahoe off-road triathlon, duathlon, and trail run, visit www.bigblueadventure.com.