The Lake Tahoe Triathlon is held annually the fourth weekend of August on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe at Ed’ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park.
The string of smaller Tahoe communities and California State Parks along HWY 89 is collectively known as the West Shore. It’s Lake Tahoe’s very own Black Forest and boasts a mossy, deep-woods aesthetic, and one of the world’s most scenic lakeshore environments.
The Washoe Indians from Carson Valley area were the first known to enjoy Tahoe’s West Shore. They gathered in the summer for hunting, fishing and triathlon training. You can see evidence of these early inhabitants in the bedrock mortars some of which are at Sugar Pine Point.
In 1860 General William Phipps staked out a 160 acre homestead on Sugar Pine Point. He was one of the very first permanent residents of Lake Tahoe.
Wave Start Times
Tentative schedule and cap color…
|Sprint Triathlon: Saturday||Age Group||Cap color|
|7:30 AM||Men 34 & Under||TBD|
|7:35 AM||Men 35 +||TBD|
|7:40 AM||Women 34 & Under||TBD|
|7:45 AM||Women 35-49||TBD|
|7:45 AM||Women 50+, Relays, Clydesdale, Athena, Challenged||TBD|
|Half Triathlon: Sunday||Age Group||Cap color|
|7:05 AM||Women, Relays, Clydesdale, Athena, Challenged||TBD|
|Aquabike: Sunday||Age Group||Cap color|
|7:05 AM||All Aquabike||TBD|
|7:20 AM||All duathletes Meet at the cottages near the swim start|
|Olympic Triathlon: Sunday||Age Group||TBD|
|7:15 AM||Men 34 & Under||TBD|
|7:20 AM||Men 35 & Up||TBD|
|7:25 AM||Women 34 & Under||TBD|
|7:30 AM||Women 35+, Relays, Clydesdale, Athena, Challenged||TBD|
Cut Off Times for the Half Distance Race
- Swim 8:15AM: 1 hour and 10 minutes after the final HALF swim wave start.
- Bike 12:35PM: 5 hours and 30 minutes after the final HALF swim wave start.
- Run 2:05PM: 2nd lap 7 hours after the final HALF swim wave start.
- Run: 3:35PM 8 hours and 30 minutes after the final HALF swim wave start.
- The race will officially end at 3:35PM 8 hours and 30 minutes after the final HALF swim wave start.
Important Packet Pickup Notes
ID is Required
- At registration, ALL athletes are required to show photo ID. Every single participant must have a photo ID, this includes all relay participants. Youth athletes without an ID must be accompanied by a parent/guardian with a photo ID.
- Annual USAT members are required to bring their membership card.
- Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person. Regarding relays, all relay members must be present to receive the packet, or split up the relay packet for each participant.
- If an athlete does not bring a photo ID to packet pickup they have two options:
- Find it
- Have someone fax them a copy of their photo ID
- If an athlete does not bring their USAT membership card to packet pickup they have three options:
- Find it
- Locate internet access where a temporary card can be printed
- Purchase a one-day which can later be applied to a membership renewal by submitting a receipt of purchase
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