Saturday, August 27, 2009
"Previously the location of the XTERRA USA Championship race, this is one of the all time classic XTERRA courses. Racers start with a swim in famous Lake Tahoe, one of the purest and deepest lakes in North America. The bike section test racers’ climbing and fitness levels. The bike starts up tunnel creek, a somewhat sandy gradual climb. Racers pop out from tunnel creek onto the area’s famous Flume Trail, which skirts the mountain side overlooking Lake Tahoe. Riders continue on past Marlette Lake and down a rocky and fast Tahoe Rim Trail. The views are breathtaking! Both the Short and Long course complete the 22 mile bike with approximately 4000 feet of climbing. After the biking section racers transition onto a trail running course that is relatively flat, fast and scenic with tall pines, aspens, and creek crossings.
Full Course: 2X 750 meter swim laps with a 50 meter beach run, 22 mile bike, 6 mile run
Short Course: 750 meter swim lap, 22 mile bike, 3 mile run"
This is one or two laps on the XTerra running course, run while the triathletes are out swimming and biking. Part of the Big Blue Trail Run series.
"For fabulous trail running at a Higher Level check out this Event in El Dorado County. The course is 75% single tract, 20% dirt road, 5% pavement. TCTRuns takes you to awesome high elevation in the Sierra where you can experience beautiful trails and spectacular views, plenty of sections for easy passing of runners. All sections very runnable, some technical, tough sections with very steep, rocky terrain. This is an extremely rewarding and challenging course." 10 mile, 20 mile, 50k and 50 mile options.