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XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K, 10K, Triathlon, Sprint, Duathlon & Aquabike

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This XTERRA Lake Tahoe weekend is an endurance event for the ages. With multiple offroad events to choose from, participants ranging from kids to the most hardcore of athletes will find something that suits them. Come for the phenomenal scenery, or the epic new friendships.

How to enter the XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K, 10K, Triathlon, Sprint, Duathlon & Aquabike

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. Kids Race

    Run 1mi
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  4. Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 22mi, Run 6mi
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  5. Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 22mi, Run 3mi
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  6. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 3mi, Bike 22mi, Run 3mi
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  7. Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.5km, Bike 7mi
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XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K, 10K, Triathlon, Sprint, Duathlon & Aquabike routes

The starting line is in Incline Villiage, located on the shores of Lake Tahoe and right across the border from California.

The XTERRA Lake Tahoe Event is the ultimate off-road endurance events for outdoor enthusiasts. With two distances of triathlon, a duathlon, aquabike, 5K or 10K trail race, and kids races, there will be something for the whole family.

Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike:

The triathlon course is an all-time classic off-road course. Racers will start by taking a dip in the pure, crisp waters of Lake Tahoe, performing two 750m laps of the swim course totalling 1500m before heading out on their mountain bikes.

The bike route is set to test the skill and fitness or competitors. It begins will a gradual climb up Tunnel Creek onto Flume Trail, where riders will experience the vast views from the mountainside over the Lake. Past Marlette Lake, riders will experience the thrill of the rocky and fast downhill Tahoe Rim Trail. All courses will complete this 22 mile bike ride, and have their breath taken away by both the 4000ft of climbing, and incredible views.

The running course is relatively flat 5K lap that winds through the towering aspens and pines, with a few creek crossings to keep things interesting.

5K and 10K:

From the starting area on the Village Green 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. Kids races are on the Village Green proper.

Event Details

  • Free Digital Photo
  • Great racing venue
  • Challenging and fun courses
  • Post event festivities; music, food & beverages
  • Recovery food such as fruit and bagels
  • Medical staff
  • SWAG from the Big Blue Adventure and/or great sponsors

Registration Details:

Youth = 18 years and under as of 12/31 of the race year

Senior = 62 years and older as of 12/31 of the race year


Thursday, August 13th:

5:00pm: Pre-ride Bike Course - Meet at Tunnel Creek Cafe

Friday, August 14th:

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Packet pickup and onsite registration if not sold out - Village Green

5:30pm: BOOST Swim Clinic - Meet at Village Green

Saturday, August 15th:

6:00am - 7:15am: Packet Pickup for Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

6:00am - 6:45am: Onsite registration if not sold out for Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

6:00am - 7:40am: Transition Area open

7:15am: Race Briefing

8:00am - 8:45am: Registration and Check-in for 5K & 10K trail race

8:00am: Triathlon & Aquabike Start

8:10am: Duathlon & Sprint Triathlon Start

8:45am: 5K & 10K race briefing

9:00am: 5K & 10K Start

10:30am: 5K & 10K awards ceremony

11:00am: Big Blue BBQ starts

12:30pm: Awards for Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration and warmup.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come and join in the festivities. There will be kids races for those aged 4-12

Volunteering is a great way to support your racing habit. All volunteers (17yrs & older) earn $10/hr of racing credit that can be applied to any ASW event or Big Blue Adventure event. After you volunteer at an event, you will receive an email including your unique volunteer code. This code will allow you to apply your credits earned when you register for your next race online.

If you are part of a club or group, we have a special partnership program which includes special discounts, free race entries, and depending on the type of organization, financial donations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the XTERRA Lake Tahoe trail race suitable for walkers?
Yes, there is no cutoff time for the course so please take the course as fast or as slow as you would like. Please inform event staff ahead of time if you are going to walk the course, as it helps to keep track of you.
Are there hotels nearby the XTERRA Lake Tahoe to stay at?
Yes, North Tahoe Lodging and Tahoe Mountain Lodging are perfect options for booking accommodation for this event.
Will the roads be closed for the biking part of the XTERRA Lake Tahoe?
No, roads will remain open for the biking leg of the event so please make sure to abide by any traffic laws and stay extra alert.
Are headphones allowed at the XTERRA Lake Tahoe?
No, due to safety reasons, headphones will not be allowed during this event.

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Big Blue Adventure, LLC (BBA) is an event production, management, and marketing company based in Lake Tahoe. BBA specializes in creating, owning and operating, promotion and implementation of popular sporting events. Our focus is ensuring that participants, sponsors, spectators, and the media are rewarded with the best possible experience. BBA also provides professional services to corporations and associations that wish to meet their business goals through special events.


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