The LOOP at Donner Lake
- All Day
- May 30 - Jan 09, 2021
- Watermans Landing
The Loop is guaranteed to be fast off the line, fun and furious on Donner Lake as competitors navigate a one or two lap paddle course. Registration includes lunch, and pre-registration closes Friday, May 30th at 3 pm. Race day registration is available for an additional fee.
The Loop is the first race in the 2020 Tahoe Waterman Paddle Race Series. The Loop takes place on the pristine waters of Donner Lake in beautiful Truckee, California. Surrounded by gorgeous peaks, Donner Lake is a hidden treasure for paddlers, scenic, and fast and It is a freshwater lake in Northeast California on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and just minutes from historic downtown Truckee, CA.
Day-of registration and the race start at West End Beach on Donner Lake, Truckee, CA.
There are three races available: the Single Loop, the Double Loop, and the Grom race.
Grom (1-mile – 1.6 km): The under-12 race is a 1-mile loop starting and ending on West End Beach.
One-Loop (4.5 mile – 7.25 km): The race format includes one 4.5-mile, circular, buoy-marked loop on the lake running counterclockwise. Racers start in the water on their craft and finish on the water between the finish buoys.
Two-Loop (9 mile – 15 km): The race format includes two 4.5-mile, circular, buoy-marked loops running counterclockwise. Racers start in the water on their craft and finish on the water between finish buoys.
EXPERIENCE LEVEL AND CRAFT TYPES
The Loop is suitable for all levels of paddlers and paddle craft, including outrigger (OC1, OC2, OC6), surf ski (1 and 2-person), stand-up paddleboard (SUP), and prone paddleboards. Team outrigger racing (OC6) will find the Two-Loop format an excellent chance to set a PR over 9 miles on a fast and technical course.
Lake Tahoe Waterman Association – Team Tahoe Waterman
is the non-profit beneficiary for this event.