Lake Tahoe


XTERRA Lake Tahoe

Village Green

August 17, 2019




WHAT:   XTERRA Lake Tahoe

WHEN:  August 17 2019

WHERE: Village Green, 960 Lakeshore Blvd., Incline Village  NV 89451  (map it)  

This is the all time classic off-road triathlon course. 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’ skill 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 mountainside overlooking Lake Tahoe. Riders continue on past Marlette Lake and down a somewhat rocky and fast Tahoe Rim Trail. The views are breathtaking! The full course, Sprint, Duathlon and Aquabike complete the 22 mile bike with approximately 4000 feet of climbing. The running course is a 5K lap featuring a relatively flat scenic course winding through aspens, pines with a few creek crossings.



Distances:  1500-meter swim | 22-mile mountain bike | 6 mile trail run
Swim two 750 meter laps with beach run in between
Ride 22 miles
Run 6 miles
Note: Full Course, earn Regional Qualification points for World Championship in Maui.

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Distances:  750m swim | 22 mile mountain bike | 3 mile trail run

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Distances:  3 mile trail run | 22 mile mountain bike | 3 mile trail run

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Distances:  Swim two 750-meter laps (with a beach run in between) | 22 mile bike

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Contact Name:  Todd Jackson

Contact Email:  todd [at]

Contact Phone:  530-546-1019

Note: Please do not contact for questions about this specific race.  Use the email and/or number provided here.

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Race for Free! Earn Big Blue Adventure Race Credit:
That’s right! Spare some time and we’ll spare your wallet. Volunteer for a race and earn Big Blue Adventure Bucks to spend on an event registration of your own.

$10 worth of Big Blue Adventure Bucks earned for each hour of volunteering
Must volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours to receive
Credit can be earned by family and friends.  Recruit a few folks and increase your Big Blue Adventure Bucks account
Volunteering is a fun and easy way to pay for your racing
Must be 17 years of age or older or have parent or guardian
If you’re part of a non-profit organization we can make donations for your volunteerism!
As a volunteer you will receive:
Big Blue Adventure Bucks
Big Blue Adventure event SWAG
Food and Beverage
Awards Ceremony & Party
Raffle participation
We can’t do it without you! If you or you’re group are interested in volunteering for one or more Big Blue Adventure events, we thank you in advance

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Race Info

Schedule of Events

Thursday August 15   

6:00pm Pre-Ride Bike Course Meet at Tunnel Creek Cafe


Friday August 16    

5:00pm - 7:00pm Packet Pick-Up  Village Green
5:00pm - 7:00pm Onsite registration if not sold out Village Green
5:30pm BOOST Swim Clinic Meet at Village Green

Saturday August 17 

6:00am - 7:15am Packet Pick-UP Village Green
6:00am - 6:45am Onsite registration if not sold out Village Green
6:00am - 7:40am Transition Area Open  
7:15am Race Briefing  
8:00am Start XTERRA Lake Tahoe Hyatt Beach
8:00am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Aquabike Hyatt Beach
8:10am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon Village Green
8:10am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint Hyatt Beach
9:00am Start XTERRA 5K/10K Trail Run Village Green
10:15am First Finisher Village Green
11:00am - End Big Blue BBQ Village Green
12:30pm (ish) Awards Village Green

Course Info - XTERRA Triathlon

Course Distance:  1500 meter swim | 22 mile mountain bike | 6 mile trail run


Full Course Map



Bike Course Map



Run Course Map

Course Info - XTERRA Sprint

Distances:  750m swim | 22 mile mountain bike | 3 mile trail run

Full Sprint Map



Sprint Bike Map

Click for interactive bike map

Sprint Run Map

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By Vehicle:
XTERRA Lake Tahoe is located in Incline Village, NV. Incline Village sits in the North East top “corner” of Lake Tahoe and can be accessed via HYW 50, 28, 431.
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By Air:
Reno / Tahoe International offers 20 airlines, non-stop flights to 17 cities, 973 domestic flights and seven international flights departing weekly.
Use the Interactive flight mapping tool for flight options.
San Francisco and Sacramento airports offer full schedules of direct and nonstop flights on most major airlines.
The fastest air option is the Truckee-Tahoe Airport welcomes private pilots and charter services.



Plan Your Stay in North Lake Tahoe

Big Blue Adventure welcomes North Tahoe Lodging! You won’t find a wider range of options for North Lake Tahoe lodging and accommodations. From resorts, to hotels, to inns to bed & breakfasts. North Lake Tahoe is sure to fit your traveling needs. Find your match and we look forward to seeing you soon. Book lodging here!


Tahoe Mountain Lodging




“Play together, stay together at a 4-bedroom vacation rental in The Village at Northstar”

As Big Blue Adventure’s lodging partner, Tahoe Mountain Lodging offers studio to 4-bedroom vacation rentals in The Village at Northstar. Most residences feature a full kitchen, great room with fireplace, outdoor terrace, washer/dryer and more. Guests enjoy access to a year-round swimming pool, hot tubs, fitness centers, a game room and the convenience of staying just steps from the gondola, shopping, dining, Starbucks, a skating rink, movie theater, spa and fire pits.

Luxury 2 to 4-bedroom residences are also available at Old Greenwood. This resort community is set on a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course with many residences offering a private hot tub, billiard table and BBQ. Guests enjoy access to The Pavilion with adult and family swimming pools, a water slide, hot tub, sprawling fitness center, spa, bar/grille, tennis courts and game room. Daily continental breakfast included.

Receive 15% off when booking using client ID: BIGBLUE or call Tahoe Mountain Lodging directly at 844.264.7914.  Explore our lodging here.






Results and Media


Results can be found here.


Photos can be found here.


Check out some video highlights here

XTERRA Lake Tahoe Video




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Endurance Sport Training Programs

Big Blue Adventure is proud to partner with Elite Triathlon Performance America (ETPA) and Head Coach and Director Raeleigh Harris.

Register now for your race specific training plan. These beginner level plans are designed to get you to the start line feeling confident and to the finish line feeling strong. Unlike other generic plans these prepare you specifically for the event of your choice. Course profile, conditions, and all the corresponding training requirements. The plans are written and overseen by ETPA Head Coach, AG 70.3 IRONMAN World Champion and Truckee resident Raeleigh Harris.

If you need to reach out with questions or need clarification on anything “BBA training or racing” Raeleigh is available to you; Coach Raeleigh is a Truckee local and has raced and trained on Big Blue Adventure race courses many times so knows the ins and outs of these events –  contact raeleigh [at] or 530-414-3364

Elite Triathlon Performance America “ETPA”

Founded over 10 years ago in Australia, ETPA developed into an industry leader very quickly branching out to the USA in 2013. Now established in the East Bay and Lake Tahoe, ETPA continue to offer the Triathlon and Endurance racing community fully customized and group training plans for all levels of athletes sprint through Ironman distance from beginner to world class. ETPA’s mission is to support athletes to reach their potential through robust fully custom programming, group training, private and group clinics, training camps, and social events. If you have an Ironman event on your bucket list, want to complete your first Triathlon or are looking to unleash your potential ETPA has the coach and training plan for you.

Coach Raeleigh Harris

Raeleigh competed in her first triathlon at 16 years of age and was Victoria (Australia) state sprint champ in her first season – that was over 25 years ago. She has a double degree in Human Movement and Sports Science, is a certified triathlon coach in the USA (USAT) and Australia (TA) and is the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion (age group).  Raeleigh is mentored by Head Coach and Director of ETPA Australia Mat Tippett and was coached by Jamie Edwards for some time –short listed for the Best Age Group coach of the year 2015. If you need to reach out with questions or need clarification on anything “BBA training or racing” Raeleigh is available to you; Coach Raeleigh has also raced and trained on these courses so knows the ins and outs of these events –  contact raeleigh [at] or text 530-414-3364

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