Donner Lake Olympic Tri

Swim: The swim courses are rectangular-shaped courses in Donner Lake. Bike: The bike course takes place on Old Highway 40. The entire course is paved. The Olympic bike course is 40K (24.8 miles) and is also an out-and-back course. Cyclists start their ride with a climb up to the top of Donner Pass (about 1125’). This portion, first and last 4 miles, of the bike course is closed to all vehicular traffic (except emergency vehicles). Upon reaching the pass you will have a great view of Donner Lake and the Truckee Valley. You continue westbound along Old Highway 40, passing Sugar Bowl and Donner Ski Ranch, cabins, ponds and other wonderful scenery. This portion of the course is relatively flat with small rolling hills. Upon reaching I-80, you will cross over the freeway and continue towards Kingvale. This portion of the coures is surrounded by trees and you can often glimpse the South Yuba River. The turn-a-round point will include an aid station where you can toss your water bottle in exchange for a new one (either filled with water or fluid replacement). The course concludes with a curvy and speedy descent down Scenic Old Highway 40 where we remind you to use extreme caution. Run: The Olympic run course includes a 6.5 mile run. Triathletes head out of the transition area on the North side (same as bike in/out) and turn right on Donner Pass Road. Athletes travel along Donner Pass Road with views of the lake to their right for about 3 miles. This portion is relatively flat. Then participants turn right and head into Donner Memorial State Park. Here a very short section of the course is on a trail. As participants exit Donner Memorial State Park, they will start the final section of the run course on South Shore Drive. South Shore Drive features three hills

Donner Lake - West End Beach Address: Truckee, CA, 96160, United States
  • Race - Triathlon
  • Date:
    July 28, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013
  • Frequency:
    1-time event (non-weekly)
  • Start Time:
  • Level:
    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
  • Where:
  • Everyone