IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is set to take place Sunday, September 22, 2013. The event is sold out, with more than 2,500 triathletes expected to compete. This marks the first year IRONMAN has come to North Tahoe, and is the first full distance IRONMAN in California since 2001.
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe, which features a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run, begins with a swim at King’s Beach. After cyclists pedal through Truckee and over Brockway Summit, they finish at the Village at Squaw Valley. Athletes are competing for a professional prize purse totaling $75,000 as well as 50 age group qualifying slots for the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i which takes place October 11, 2014.
“North Lake Tahoe is proud to host IRONMAN Lake Tahoe,” said Andy Chapman, Director of Marketing for the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association. “The triathlon has already had a huge positive economic impact on our community. Many resorts have sold out hotel rooms for the race weekend, and competitors and spectators alike will be eating, shopping and playing in the area throughout the weekend.”
Athlete check-in will begin on Thursday, Sept. 19 and the race will take place throughout the day of Sept. 22, 2013. The awards ceremony takes place Monday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Squaw Valley – A Lot.
Spectators are encouraged to come and be part of the excitement during the event. For a full spectator guide, including traffic notifications and more, visit www.IronmanLakeTahoe.com