Big Blue Adventure

odd Jackson, founder and Director of Big Blue Adventure, got his start producing windsurfing races in the San Francisco Bay Area, almost as a hobby, he says. After receiving his degree from U.C. Berkeley, Todd branched out into other sports, proving adept at creating and organizing events. One thing lead to another and Seventh Wave Productions (SWP) was born, now a DBA of Big Blue Adventure (BBA).
In its early days, SWP focused on the trend sports of windsurfing and inline skating.

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The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.
Truckee is one of those places that if you dont already you want to live. Noted by the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the worlds top ski towns Truckee also offers those who love the mountains and outdoors with endless summer adventure opportunities.
Donner Lake is 2.7 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The water is clear and clean with a maximum depth of 328 feet. West End Beach operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District serves as the main venue. A sandy beach with majestic views of the surrounding Sierra awaits you.

Donner Lake Triathlon

Truckee, California, US
Donner Lake Triathlon
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The Marlette 50K is a truly adventurous romp through some of planet earths most scenic and challenging trails. Based at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe Nevadas State Park the run features 30 miles of epic trail and view. Think prime Sierra single track and add in 360 degree panorama views of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley and Range. Marlette Lake lies in the middle of the course and if youre heating up during the run feel free to take a plunge. The Marlette 10 Miler starts at Spooner Lake and heads north on the North Canyon Trail. Then heads along the south shore of Marlette Lake to the Marlette Lake Trail and back to the finish. This is a beautiful run featuring views of the canyon and Snow Valley Peak.

Marlette Lake 50K & 10 Miler

Carson City, Nevada, US
Marlette Lake 50K & 10 Miler
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The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.

This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. 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.

XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k & 10k Trail Run

Glenbrook, Nevada, US
XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k & 10k Trail Run
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The Lake Tahoe Triathlon occurs annually at EdZBerg Sugar Pine State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine is truly one of Tahoes special lake side properties. Home of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion this property features tall pines, a historic pier, beautiful grounds and spectacular beaches.
Sugar Pine State Park is one of the state parks systems most coveted camping destinations. The camp sites are very near the main venue. This is a great way to attend and participate in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Make sure to reserve a camping spot early!

Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Tahoma, California, US
Lake Tahoe Triathlon
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Defined by both the incredible beauty of Lake Tahoe and the towering peaks of the High Sierra, Lake Tahoe is one of the worlds most famous sporting playgrounds. The region has an almost endless variety of spectacular mountain biking trails, adventurous hikes and, of course, waterborne activities on the Big Blue Lake Tahoe one of the largest, deepest and purest alpine lakes on earth.

The Emerald Bay Trail Run starts at Eagle Point and then takes you around Emerald Bay and up the Rubicon Trail to D.L. Bliss State Park to finish at Lester Beach. The course is a 7 mile/11Km (approximate) point to point route. The course features a mostly single track route with moderate climbs and descents. The trail is somewhat technical with natural granite steps. It is hard not to look at the stellar views of Lake Tahoe!

Emerald Bay State Park is considered one of the most beautiful areas in the United States, as evidenced by its status as a Registered Natural Landmark. Carved by ancient glaciers, Emerald Bay offers unequalled scenic hiking, and trail running.

Majestic Emerald Bay is just a small part of this beautiful and pristine State Park covering 1,830 acres of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You will find six miles of both rocky and sandy beaches on the magnificent shoreline. You will see ponderosa and Jeffrey pines, red and white fir, cedar, junipers and cottonwood, and gnarled and stunted sugar pines.

From promontories such as Rubicon Point in D.L. Bliss State Park, you can see over one hundred feet into the depths of Lake Tahoe. From the crest of Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park, you can see a brilliant panorama of Emerald Bay, Fannette Island, Lake Tahoe, and the distant Nevada shore.

Plan on spending the entire day, because once you get here, you wont want to leave.

Emerald Bay Trail Run

South Lake Tahoe, California, US
Emerald Bay Trail Run
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Come on out to Squaw Valley and start your Oktoberfest off with the Lederhosen 5K Trail Run. The course is out and back on the Squaw Valley Trail. Contest and awards for the best Lederhosen! After the awards and raffle enjoy the annual Squaw Oktoberfest.

Lederhosen 5K

Olympic Valley, California, US
Lederhosen 5K
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The Truckee Marathon course truly showcases the majestic and diverse beauty of Truckee and its surroundings. The marathon and half marathon start simultaneously in Historic Downtown Truckee. Quickly after the start the course heads west and circumnavigates Donner Lake. At the 11 mile mark youll face the toughest climb of the course heading up Northwoods Blvd. The final mile or so of the half is a down slope on the brand new Trout Creek Trail. A great place to view the event is at the main venue as the half finishes, the marathon continues and the relay teams tag-off.

Marathoners and relay teams continue to the eastern part of the course on a scenic section of single-track towards Grays Crossing and Old Greenwood. With majestic views of Mt. Rose and the surrounding sagebrush landscape runners continue towards Glenshire before turning onto the Legacy Trail along the Truckee River. Runners then follow this this trail back in to town where the finish celebration will be in full swing.

Truckee Marathon

Truckee, California, US
Truckee Marathon
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The Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City, CA that you can either Ride or Run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep and beat your age-group rivals. Or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride, Tahoe trail run or walk through the Sierra forest. Whatever your speed, wear the T-shirt with pride year around.

Great Trail Race

Truckee, California, US
Great Trail Race

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