Lake Tahoe Triathlon
You are confirmed as an official participant in inaugural Lake Tahoe Triathlon. We have worked hard to bring this race to you and provide you with a fun and rewarding experience. Welcome and thank you. This email is jam-packed with important updates regarding race weekend. Please read this carefully.
For complete information on the event please visit the website here.
Packet Pick Up
All participants should plan to pick up their packets Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM at Sugar Pine State Park. This will help you avoid any last minute rushes and keep your race morning calm and on schedule.
If you are a USA Triathlon annual member, you must show your membership or pending card in order to receive your packet. If you forget your card, USAT requires that you purchase a one-day license. Please be prepared and bring your card with you. Those participants who are not annual members and have already purchased a one-day license with your registration need not worry about showing proof of payment. We will have this information on file.
Please note: All participants (including each relay participant) will be required to show photo ID in order to pick up their packet. This is a USA Triathlon rule. We regret that we cannot permit a friend/family member to pick up your packet for you. Please do not forget your ID. It will be required. One-day USAT license is $10 cash or check.
If you are unable to pick up your packet until race morning, we will make packets available however we are discouraging this as we are providing this only for people who cannot pick up their packets during the scheduled packet pickup on Saturday. Packet pick up on race morning will be open from 5:30 to 6:45 AM. Race day pick up will be in the same place as Saturday near the swim start at the Sugar Pine State Park.
Your packet will include your bib numbers, swim cap and t-shirt.
Sugar Pine State Park Parking Fee: $8 per day
Pre Race Meeting
A pre race meeting will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday at the event venue. If you have never participated in this triathlon before, your attendance at the meeting is strongly encouraged. This is primarily due to the technical nature of the bike course. The pre race meeting will be conducted by our Race Directors.
Wave Start Times
Wave start times are available on our website, click here. Waves will be kept under 100 participants for your safety and will be separated by 15 minutes (there will only be 2 waves). Please note that you must start in the wave in which you are assigned. Wrong wave starts will not only mean your time will be wrong, but also a possible disqualification. Each wave will be assigned a different color swim cap.
When to Arrive On Race Day
We suggest arriving at the site a minimum of one hour early prior to your race’s start, in order to get bodymarked, set up in the Transition area, and warm up.
The Transition Area will be open at 5:30 AM and be located in right at Sugar Pine State Park. There will be designated areas for the sprint and international distance racers. Spaces will be available on first-come, first-serve basis within those areas. Please adhere to the following T.A. rules:
We are looking for volunteers to help with the event. We have positions on the bike and run course, timing, finish and others where we need to fill in with volunteers. Volunteers receive lunch, t-shirt and $10/hr credit towards any of our events. This is a great way to check-out the event and earn credit for future races. To volunteer please call 541-908-1626 or email email@example.com. We need help starting at 6:30 for bike course and 7:30 for the run.
See recommended accommodations on the Main Venue Page.
Course Aid Stations
The aid stations during the event will be stocked with both water, Heed and hammer gel. Please remember: Do Not Litter at any time while on the course. The Sugar Pine State Park area is beautiful, and we’d like to do our part to help keep it that way. Leave no Trace! You can discard your trash (gel packs and wrappers) at the aid stations. The SPRINT has one aid station on the run. The Olympic has one aid station on the bike and five on the run. There are also aid stations at the swim entrance and run-out in the transition area.
Here is a link to the official USAT Competitive Rules. www.bigblueadventure.com/dlt/usatrules.pdf
Please review the following rules:
· There is no drafting on the bike course
· Obey the center line on the bike course. Do not cross over it at anytime.
· There is a mandatory dismount area coming in from the bike into the transition area.
· Headphones (iPods, etc.) are not permitted during the race. This is for your safety.
· Your helmet must be worn and buckled at all times during the cycling portion.
For directions to the event, please visit our website and look on the venue map.
Results will be posted in the expo area following the race. Online results will be posted as soon as possible after the race.
An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday following the conclusion of the event at approximately Noon. Please note that unclaimed awards will not be mailed without a request.
We will be available via email through Noon on Friday to answer any last minute questions. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to contact us by phone, we can be reached at 530-546-1019.
Good luck, have fun and be safe!
Big Blue Adventure