June 17th – 26th, 2016 • Lake Tahoe

XTERRA Tahoe City


Tahoe City, CA

Saturday June 25, 2016

8:00 AM Start

XTERRA Tahoe City races celebrate the natural environment of Lake Tahoe’s excellent terrain, trails and blue water. Both the XTERRA Tahoe City and the XTERRA Lake Tahoe are qualifying races for the XTERRA USA Championship. Finish in the top 15 in your division and earn a spot on the starting line for the invitation-only XTERRA USA Championship held in September at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The XTERRA Tahoe City race is one of the races that make up the XTERRA US Point Series.

There are three races to choose from.

  1. XTERRA Tahoe City
  2. XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint
  3. XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon

Mandatory Gear

  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet that meets the ANSI or Snell safety standards
  • Wetsuit, note if you need to rent a wetsuit click here.
  • Food and water and a way to carry for a 2-4 hour race
  • For Lake Tahoe water temperatures, we have found the following link, from UC Davis (who does research in the area) to be a good resource with up-to-date water temperature. One note to consider however, is their temperatures may be a bit colder than what a swimmer would feel on the surface.

Recommended Gear

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Hat, with visor
  • Protective eyewear
  • Change of clothes

Weather & Road Info

Click the link below for all the information you need to know before you head out. Weather conditions, road conditions and more. Click here.



Course Information

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 breath taking sierra views. The races start and finish is at Commons Beach on the shore of Lake Tahoe.

Course Profiles

  • Click here for the XTERRA Tahoe City Full Bike Course Profile
    Click here for the XTERRA Tahoe City Full Run Course Profile

Course Distances (all distances are approximate)

XTERRA Tahoe City

  • Swim two 750 meter laps with a 50 meter beach run (lake level dependent)
  • Ride 22 miles
  • Run 5+ miles

Note: XTERRA points are awarded for this race

XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint

  • Swim one 750 meter lap
  • Ride 13 miles
  • Run 3 miles

XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon

  • Run 2 miles
  • Ride 22 miles
  • Run 5+ miles

Click Click here.to see map in full screen.


XTC Fees By 12/31 By 2/28 By 4/30 By 6/23 Onsite
Solo $126 $141 $151 $161 $176
Senior $114 $127 $136 $145 $160
Youth $63 $71 $76 $81 $96
Relay 2 Person $161 $176 $186 $196 $211
Relay 3 Person $176 $191 $201 $211 $227
XTC Sprint Fees By 12/31 By 2/28 By 4/30 By 6/23 Onsite
Solo $101 $116 $126 $136 $151
Senior $91 $99 $114 $123 $138
Youth $51 $58 $63 $68 $83
XTC Duathlon Fees By 12/31 By 2/28 By 4/30 By 6/23 Onsite
Solo $126 $141 $151 $161 $176
Senior $114 $127 $136 $145 $160
Youth $63 $71 $76 $81 $96
Relay 2 Person $161 $176 $186 $196 $211


Day Date Time Activity Location
Wednesday 6/22 6:00 PM Pre Run the Run Course Meet at Commons Beach
Thursday 6/23 6:00 PM Pre Ride the Bike Course Meet at Commons Beach
Friday 6/24 5:00-7:00 PM Athlete Registration & Packet Pick-Up Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
Friday 6/24 5:30 PM Team Tri Swim Clinic Commons Beach
Saturday 6/25 6:00-7:15 AM Athlete Registration & Packet Pick-Up Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
Saturday 6/25 6:00-6:45 AM On-Site Registrations Commons Beach, Large White Trailer
Saturday 6/25 6:00-7:15 AM Transition Area Open Connors Field on Grove Street
Saturday 6/25 7:15:00 Pre Race Q & A Commons Beach
Saturday 6/25 8:00:00 Race Start XTERRA Tahoe City Commons Beach
Saturday 6/25 8:00:00 Race Start XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon Connors Field on Grove Street
Saturday 6/25 8:10:00 Race Start XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint Commons Beach
Saturday 6/25 10:15:00 First Finisher Commons Beach
Saturday 6/25 11:00—-End Big Blue BBQ Commons Beach
Saturday 6/25 12:30ish PM Awards Commons Beach


XTERRA America Rules for XTERRA Tahoe City

The concept of the XTERRA America Tour is to provide amateur multisporters with a bona-fide championship to compete for within his or her geographic region against other athletes the same age.

Geographic location:

XTERRA Tahoe City is considered part of the West Region: California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Pacific Territories.

Determining you Age Group:

Your XTERRA race age is based on how old you are on December 31 of your race year. Athletes with an XTERRA Age under 15 cannot earn Points.

Challenged Athletes Division:

Athletes who are physically challenged and do not wish to compete as an Age Group athlete may compete in the XTERRA Challenged Athlete Division. For more information about the challenged athletes division please email info@bigblueadventure.com

Plan Your Schedule:

Enter as many races as you want. Your best four (4) finishes count. You must compete in at least one (1) race in your XTERRA Region of Residence and count at least two (2) races in your XTERRA Region Of Residence. See Schedule. Athletes do not have to qualify to participate in XTERRA Regional Championship Series races. Example: John finishes 2nd in one regional race. He gets injured and cannot compete in another regional race. He can simply count a zero for his second regional race and use his one regional finish and any other two finishes for your final ranking.

Accumulate Points:

Points are awarded to the top fifteen (15) finishers in each Age Group at each XAT race. You can earn more points at the XTERRA Regional Championship Series Races because, generally, participation is higher and the courses are tougher and longer. If you race at more than one XC points based race, only your best finish counts at full XC points any other XC finishes earn points at the same rate as XTERRA Point Series (XPS) events.
Note: XAT Points are not offered at XTERRA Sport races.

Count ‘em up!

The athlete with the most XAT Points – by gender, by Age Group, and by XTERRA Region Of Residence – earns the title of XTERRA Regional Champion and is named as 2016 Regional Champion.
And then comes the showdown, as the highest point scorers in each region are invited to compete against each other in the XTERRA USA Championship race. Win in Utah, and you are the XTERRA National Age Group Champion.

General Rules:

  • All XTERRA America Tour events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT) the National Governing Body of multisport in the United States. As such all athletes are subject to the rules and regulation set forth by the USAT.
  • USA Triathlon Competitive Rules, click here.
  • In addition – all athletes are subject to the rules and regulations set forth in the XTERRA Competition Rules document. This document is available is available at: www.xterraplanet.com Ignorance of the rules is not admitted as an excuse for violations.

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