Lake Tahoe Triathlon Sprint

This is the best first time triathlon you can do. Super clear and clean water for the swim, a scenic out and back for the bike, and a soft trail for the run featuring stunning views of Lake Tahoe. It doesn’t get any better!

Saturday August 24, 2024


  • 500 meter swim
  • 10 mile bike
  • 2 mile run

The swim courses are rectangular-shaped courses in Lake Tahoe. Corners are marked by large buoys. Starting at the Beach north of the pier there are two right hand turns. The swim exit is south of the start. Exit the water and head up a short ways to the transition area.  The average water temperature of Lake Tahoe  in August is 67-70 degrees. Wetsuits are optional. The swim course maps are posted on our Course Maps page.

The Sprint bike course takes place on HWY 89. The entire course is paved. The course heads out of the transition area at Sugar Pine Point, turns left or south on HWY 89 for 3 miles to a turnaround. On the way back to the transition area merge right off of HWY 89 to the bike path a few hundred feet south of the entrance to Sugar Pine Point. Ride the path back to transition. There is no aid station on the sprint bike course and athletes are encouraged to bring a full water bottle with them on their bike.

Note the bike course is open to vehicle traffic.

The Sprint run course features a 2 mile run. Heading out of the transition area the course heads north on the Rod Beaudry Trail. Soon after crossing over General Creek the course heads onto the scenic lake shore Dolder Nature Trail. Run clockwise on the Dolder Nature Trail and then head back on the Rod Beaudry Trial to the finish. You will pass two aid stations while on the run: one as you leave the transition area and the other on the way back at the intersection of the Rod Beaudry and Dolder Nature trails.