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Adventure Sports Week Tahoe June 19-28

Posted on June 28, 2015
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

The Annual Adventure Sports Week Tahoe, scheduled for June 19-28, will host a series of triathlons and trail running events in addition to its other outdoor sporting competitions, clinics taught by professionals, live musical concerts and family-friendly activities.

“Adventure Sports Week Tahoe capitalizes on North Lake Tahoe’s scenic beauty and challenging terrain,” said Event Director Todd Jackson of Adventure Sports Week Tahoe. “It is specifically for those that love exploring and testing their body and mind in an environment that exemplifies what is pure and natural. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, we have a program that will intrigue and excite you.”

Adventure Sports Week Tahoe’s trail running events are part of the Tahoe Trail Running Series. The competition kicks off at Lake Tahoe’s secret state park, Burton Creek, which is in Tahoe City. This lesser-known park features more than 2,000 acres of forest and meadowland.

The Run to Squaw is held on one of North Shore’s more popular routes, the paved Truckee River Bike Trail. This is a perfect event for those eager to run fast or those new to running as it has very little elevation gain. Participants start at scenic Commons Beach in Tahoe City and run the 7.9-mile course along the Truckee River to the heart of the Village at Squaw. Aid stations are along the entire route.

Adventure Sports Week Tahoe’s triathlon competitions includes three different races for competitors to choose from. XTERRA Tahoe City, one of the events that make up the XTERRA US Point Series, has outdoor enthusiasts swimming two 750-meter laps in Lake Tahoe with a 50-meter beach run, mountain biking 22 miles and trail running five miles throughout the North Lake Tahoe region.

The Thunderbird Run on June 11 takes place at the picturesque Sand Harbor State Park, located just outside Incline Village. Participants will paddle an eight-mile loop along Tahoe’s spectacular North Shore. All ages are welcome to take part. The race begins at 10 a.m.

The Tahoe Waterman Challenge on June 13 involves swimming, running and stand up paddle boarding. The race kicks off at Tahoe City’s scenic Commons Beach at 10 a.m.

The XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint offers shorter distances with one 750-meter swim, 13-mile mountain bike ride and a three-mile trail run. The XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon is a two-mile run, 22-mile ride, followed up by a six-mile run.

For details about this North Lake Tahoe event, contact Todd Jackson at todd@bigblueadventure.com or 530-546-1019.

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