Scheduled for Saturday August 25, 2012, the inaugural Expedition Man is attracting athletes to enjoy all that Northern Nevada scenery has to offer with a beautiful 2.4 or 1.2 mile swim in Lake Tahoe; a challenging 112 or 56 mile bike course throughout Northern Nevada, and a 26.2 or 13.1 mile run in and around Reno and Sparks. The USA Triathlon sanctioned event will traverse the communities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Washoe Valley, Reno and Sparks and will highlight breathtaking and iconic Northern Nevada scenery. The event will feature an Ultra, Long, Relay and Aqua Bike triathlon simultaneously.
We’re thrilled to offer the first and only Ultra, Long, Relay and Aqua Bike distance triathlon touring Northern Nevada. We have worked tirelessly with officials from the municipalities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Reno and Sparks to ensure the best possible race course and conditions. The race will utilize highways, main streets and river paths. Tracy Dominguez of the City of Sparks and Jamie Schroder with the City of Reno have been a tremendous assets to the planning of the event. Carson City and Washoe State Parks have been nothing less than helpful and enthusiastic about the race coming straight through the heart of their city. A major aid station will also be in Washoe Valley where spectators can not only see Ultra racers three times but this is sure to create the best possible race experience, and minimizing the impact of road closures.
Eager race organizers are ready to uncover Northern Nevada to the many positive aspects of endurance sports. They believe the race will be an exciting enlightening experience for the community who have never witnessed an Ultra or Long course triathlon firsthand. It will provide a significant economic boost to areas businesses with athletes expecting to stay on average 2-3 nights to get acclimated to the 4,400-over 7,000 ft elevation.
Zephyr Cove Resort is set to host the swim start starting at 6:00 a.m. on the north end of the property. The expedition will begin 6,500 ft up in southern Lake Tahoe. Bikers will face a mellow start but a quick three mile climb to Spooner Lake at 7,100 ft in elevation! A 1,400 ft screaming downhill will drop riders straight along main street Carson City where fans will be cheering on their favorite riders. Touring the remainder of Northern Nevada, racers will experience the prestige calmness of Washoe Valley ending their expedition in Reno and finally at the Legends at Sparks Marina. The run leg will combine a series of river paths and roads surrounding the marina in Sparks and Reno.
Triathlon: Expedition Man
When: Saturday August 25, 2012 6am swim start
Where: Zephyr Cove (Lake Tahoe), Carson City, Reno, Sparks, Nevada
Divisions: Age Group, Relay, Clydesdale and Athena Divisions