Lake Tahoe Triathlon Event Information:

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon occurs annually at Ed’ZBerg Sugar Pine State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine is truly one of Tahoe’s special lake side properties. Home of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion this property features tall pines, a historic pier, beautiful grounds and spectacular beaches.

Sugar Pine State Park is one of the state parks systems most coveted camping destinations. The camp sites are very near the main venue. This is a great way to attend and participate in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Make sure to reserve a camping spot early!

You have the option of reserving a campsite through the Reserve California system. Be sure to book 6 months, to the day, in advance!

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon is owned and operated by Big Blue Adventure, LLC. Big Blue Adventure produces many EPIC Tahoe events in and around Tahoe,  including the Donner Lake Triathlon, XTERRA Tahoe City and XTERRA Lake Tahoe, Great Trail Race, Truckee Marathon, and others.

How to get here

Lake Tahoe Triathlon is located at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point California State Park. The park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, 10 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89. This is on the West shore of Lake Tahoe and can be accessed via Interstate 50 and 80. View by map, click here.

Reno / Tahoe International offers 20 airlines, non-stop flights to 17 cities, 973 domestic flights and seven international flights departing weekly. Use the Interactive flight mapping tool for flight options.

San Francisco and Sacramento airports offer full schedules of direct and nonstop flights on most major airlines.

The fastest air option is the Truckee-Tahoe Airport welcomes private pilots and charter services.

The Amtrak California Zephyr line makes daily stops at the Truckee, CA station.

Truckee Amtrak Station.    Railroad St. & Commercial Row.    Truckee, CA 96161

Other stops on the route include Denver, Salt Lake City, Elko, Sparks, Reno, Colfax, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Martinez and Emeryville.

Find specific schedules and rates on the Amtrak website.

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon the National Governing Body of the sport of Triathlon.

USA Triathlon Rules

USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. The rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition. Also included are special sections on protests, hearings and appeals, and rules modifications for physically challenged athletes.

If you would like a hard copy of the USA Triathlon rule book, please e-mail your contact information to

USA Triathlon annual members are entitled to one free rule book per year. Extra copies are $5 each, as are copies for non members. Mail your check, made out to USA Triathlon, to:

USA Triathlon
Attention: Rule Book
1365 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 250
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Download the rules! This document includes rules modifications for Physically Challenged Athletes. This .pdf version is for your personal use only. No part of these rules may be copied or reproduced without the express written consent of USA Triathlon. For permission, contact Charlie Crawford at the address above by e-mail or at (334) 332-9092.

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