June 19th – 28th, 2015 • Lake Tahoe

XTERRA Tahoe City

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The XTERRA Tahoe City races celebrate the natural environment of Lake Tahoe’s excellent terrain, trails and blue water.

New for 2015 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 September 19, 2015 at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah.

There are three races to choose from.

  1. XTERRA Tahoe City

  2. XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint

  3. XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon

The XTERRA Tahoe City race is one of the races that make up the XTERRA US Point Series.

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

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 2015 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:

Thanks to these great XTERRA Sponsors:

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shield_colorXTERRA Tahoe City is operated under special use permit with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


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 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
  • 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 here to view the XTERRA Tahoe City Map & Legend in full screen

View XTERRA Tahoe City: Saturday June 27, 2015 in a larger map


XTERRA Tahoe City Fees By 12/31 By 2/28 By 4/30 By 6/25 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
Relay 2 Person Youth $98 $106 $111 $116 $131
Relay 3 Person Youth $113 $121 $126 $131 $146
XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint Fees By 12/31 By 2/28 By 4/30 By 6/25 Onsite
Solo $101 $116 $126 $136 $151
Senior $91 $99 $114 $123 $138
Youth $51 $58 $63 $68 $83
Relay 2 Person $136 $151 $161 $171 $186
Relay 3 Person $151 $166 $176 $186 $201
Relay 2 Person Youth $86 $93 $98 $103 $118
Relay 3 Person Youth $101 $108 $113 $118 $133
XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon Fees By 12/31 By 2/28 By 4/30 By 6/25 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
Relay 2 Person Youth $98 $106 $111 $116 $131
Relay 3 Person Youth $113 $121 $126 $131 $146


  • Clubs and Teams call or email Todd to receive discount codes, info@adventuresportsweek.com, 530-546-1019
  • Challenged Athletes
    • Email info@adventuresportsweek.com to receive a 30% discount
  • Military
    • If you’re Active Duty, Reserve, Retired, email info@adventuresportsweek.com to receive a 20% discount
      • Military ID is required at packet pick up and check in

USAT License

  • This event is sanctioned by the United States Triathlon Association and a USAT license is required to participate.
  • Licenses can be purchased during online registration.


Thursday June 25 Item/Function Location  Notes
6:00 PM Pre-Ride Bike Course only Commons Beach
Friday June 26
Item/Function Location Notes
5:00-7:00 PM Athlete Registration
& Check-in
Commons Beach
Main Venue
5:00-6:00 PM Clinic: XTERRA Tips w/Jamie Whitmore-Cardenas Commons Beach
6:00-7:00 PM Swim Clinic with
Rob Laurie
Swim Start – Commons Beach
Saturday June 27
Item/Function Location Notes
6:00-7:15 AM Athlete Check-In Commons Beach
6:00-6:45 AM On-Site Registrations Commons Beach
6:00-7:15 AM Transition Area Open Connors Field (grove st)
7:40 AM Race Briefing Commons Beach Mandatory
8:00 AM Race Start Commons Beach
10:15 AM First Finisher Commons Beach
11:30 AM Awards booth and raffle open for Short Course Commons Beach
11:30—-End Big Blue BBQ Commons Beach
1:30 PM Awards both and raffle open for Long Course Commons Beach

Important Notes for Day of Registration:

ID Required on Race Day

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.  If your card has been lost, you can download and print out a temporary one at http://www.multisport.hangastar.com

USAT Membership Fees for 2015:

  • Adult Annual Membership – $45
  • Adult One-day Membership – $12. Must pay by Check or Cash, no credit card.
  • If you pre register your USAT fees are all set
  • Youth (age 17 and under) Annual Membership – $10 (this is an annual membership, one-day memberships are NOT available for youth).


  • 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:

  • Go home to get 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:

  • Go home to get it
  • Find internet access where a temporary card can be printed
  • Purchase a one-day membership for $12 which can later be applied to a membership renewal by submitting a receipt of purchase

One Day Membership:

  • Athletes that need to purchase a one-day license must sign the USAT waiver if it was not included on the event registration form or process. Annual members do not have to sign a waiver at packet pickup because they already signed it when they applied to become an annual member.


  • Top three in all age groups male and female
  • Top three men and women
  • Everyone who races is eligible to win a prize in our sponsor raffle
  • Challenged Athletes

Here’s our plan and what we have done the last few years:

  • We provide top finishers with a commemorative prize to honor your finish during the awards ceremony
  • And as we’re fortunate to have a great line up of sponsors who provide us with product to distribute to all of you, we always have a great raffle!
  • If you’re racing you have an equal chance to win any of the prizes.

Contact ASW Tahoe

P.O. Box 2720
Kings Beach, CA 96143

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