Tahoe City


XTERRA Tahoe City

Commons Beach

June 29, 2019




WHAT:   XTERRA Tahoe City

WHEN:  June 29, 2019

WHERE:  Tahoe City - 1 Commons Beach, Drive, Tahoe City, CA 96143  (map it)  

XTERRA Tahoe City celebrates the natural environment of Lake Tahoe’s excellent terrain, trails, and blue water. One of the core events of Adventure Sports Week 

Escape the daily grind this June 21st through the 30th in one of the world’s top outdoor playgrounds. Adventure Sports Week Tahoe was created for those who appreciate clean air, clear water, scenic single track, and an elevated heart rate. Come challenge yourself during the day in one of the many competitive events including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding, and swimming. Then relax in the evening while exploring North Lake Tahoe’s communities and mountain villages. Catch a live concert by the lake, or bring the whole family out for a movie on the beach. Enjoy all the Human Powered Sports of North Lake Tahoe!


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Distances:  1500-meter swim | 22-mile mountain bike | 5+ mile trail run

XTERRA Tahoe City and XTERRA Tahoe City Relay
Swim two 750 meter laps with a 50-meter beach run (lake level dependent)
Ride 22 miles
Run 5+ miles
Note: Full Course, earn Regional Qualification points for World Championship in Maui.

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Distances:  750m swim | 13-mile mountain bike | 3-mile trail run

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Distances:  2-mile trail run | 22-mile mountain bike | 5+ mile trail run

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Distances:  Swim two 750-meter laps (with a 50-meter beach run) | 22-mile bike

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Contact Name:  Todd Jackson

Contact Email:  todd [at] bigblueadventure.com

Contact Phone:  530-546-1019

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



$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
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 June 27    

6:00pm Pre-Ride Bike Course-Commons Beach Meet at Commons Beach


Friday June 28    

5:00-7:00pm Packet Pick-Up  Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
5:00-7:00pm Onsite registration if not sold out Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
5:30pm BOOST Swim Clinic Commons Beach

Saturday June 29    

6:00-7:15am Packet Pick-UP Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
6:00-6:45am Onsite registration if not sold out Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
6:00-7:15am Transition Area Open Connors Field on Grove Street
7:30am Race Briefing Commons Beach
7:45am Transition Area Closed Commons Beach
8:00am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Commons Beach
8:00am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Aquabike Commons Beach
8:10am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon Connors Field on Grove Street
8:10am Start XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint Commons Beach
10:15am First Finisher Commons Beach
11:00 - End Big Blue BBQ Commons Beach
12:30pm (ish) Awards Commons Beach

Course Info - XTERRA Triathlon

Course Distance:  1500 meter swim | 22-mile mountain bike | 5+ mile trail run

The swim occurs in one of the clearest, cleanest, and deepest lakes in North America, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe City is also home to some of the area’s most treasured mountain biking trails. The bike course features single track and double track, fields of wildflowers, and breathtaking Sierra views. The races start and finish is at Commons Beach on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

NOTE: New for 2019 there is a new section of run course. Single track replacing some of the fire road on the initial climb which is more interesting and not quite as steep.



By Vehicle:
XTERRA Tahoe City is located in Tahoe City, CA. Tahoe City sits in the North West top “corner” of Lake Tahoe and can be accessed via Interstate 50 and 80. View by map, click here

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.

By Train:
The Amtrak California Zephyr line makes daily stops at the Truckee, CA station.
Truckee Amtrak Station. Railroad St. & Commercial Row. Truckee, CA 96161
Other stops on the route include Denver, Salt Lake City, Elko, Sparks, Reno, Colfax, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Martinez and Emeryville.
Find specific schedules and rates on the Amtrak website.



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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.



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Basecamp Tahoe City is a new boutique hotel built for exploring the incredible lakes, trails, and mountains in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Our accommodations are located in the heart of Tahoe City, a short 5 minute walk to the lake and right here in Downtown Tahoe City. Our 24 stylish rooms are designed for adventure and relaxation seekers alike, with the amenities and style of a modern resort, but at more reasonable prices. Come stay with us and let our Basecamp Hotel lodging be your springboard for your Lake Tahoe adventure.




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    Some of the run course takes place under special permit from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.





XTERRA Tahoe City 16 Week Training Plan for $59

Register now for your 16 week race specific training plan.  Unlike other generic plans this plan preps you specifically for XTERRA Tahoe City race course profile, conditions, and corresponding training requirements. This introductory training plan includes an exclusive race course preview event with coach Harris PLUS a pre-race Q&A on Friday night prior to the race! Take control of your race success and start your preparation now!

Please note this plan is based on you being able to complete the following:

  • Olympic: swim  200 y, run/walk 30 mins and ride 60 mins easy.
  • Sprint: swim 200 y, run/walk 20 mins and ride 30 mins easy.

The XTERRA Tahoe City training plans are presented by Elite Triathlon Performance America (ETPA). Raeleigh Harris, Director and Head Coach of ETPA has spent more than 20 years competing and coaching in triathlons while the ETPA coach’s network draws on decades of experience in the sport in both the USA and Australia.  To ensure your success on race day the training plan is written to accommodate even those with busy lifestyles. These plans are written for the newer triathlete as well as the triathlete seeking course specific training guidance. Race preparation, basic nutrition, performance, transitions, injury prevention and recovery are all addressed in the intensity, duration and evaluation portions of the training program.

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] etpamerica.com or text 530-414-3364

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