This coming September 22 marks the first of five years that the Ironman triathlon will take place in beautiful North Lake Tahoe. Along with the athletes, who will be scouting the course as they decompress and prepare for race day, will come their sponsors, friends and families. Although not everyone that attends the event is racing, thousands of visitors will be seeking out entertainment during their stay in Tahoe.
During the days leading up to the race there will be fun activities for everyone at Tahoe Mountain Sports, across from Kings Beach State Recreation Area, where the Ironman swim/bike transition will take place. What better way to stay entertained than enjoying free events like wetsuit and footwear demo days, presentations and group activities with seasoned Ironman veterans, and discounts on Ironman racing gear from industry-leading brands and official event sponsors like 2XU, GU, Headsweats, TYR, Yurbuds, Wigwam and more!
10am – 6pm EVERY DAY, September 16-21 – 2XU Wetsuit Demo
Free demos of the best wetsuits for racing from 2XU. Open to the public.
Looking to make an investment in a racing wetsuit? Now is your chance to try before you buy! Want to swim before our store opens in the morning? No problem. We encourage overnight demos so you can get on the water early.
Mon, 16-Sep – All Day – D-Compression Day – “D” Is For Discount
Discounts on all compression gear. Save on compression tights, shorts, sleeves, swimwear and more!
Tues, 17-Sep - All Day – Tuesday Guzday
10% Off All GU energy products AND any purchase over $20 gets a free GU energy gel!
Wed, 18-Sep - 5pm-6pm – “Habits for High-Performance” – Run, Bike, Swim Seminar w/ Local Tahoe Ironman Athletes
Local Ironman triathletes Sherwick and Jami moved to Truckee, CA, so they could train at high altitude. Topics will include Training, Nutrition/Recovery, Race Prep and Mental Fitness. Click here for more information about Sherwick and Jami’s seminar.
Thurs, 19-Sep – 4pm-6pm – Presentation & Book Signing w/ 35-time Ironman triathlete Mark Kleanthous
Mark Kleanthous has completed 35 Ironman triathlons and raced in over 1,000 competitions. He will be speaking about racing, pushing yourself and what it means to be an Ironman, as well as signing copies of his highly acclaimed book for triathletes, The Complete Book Of Triathlon. Click here for more information about Mark, his book, and this great event.
Fri, 20-Sep - 10am-5pm – Free Footwear Demo with The North Face, Salomon Running, Suunto watches and more!
Open to the public. All ages and abilities welcome. Try out the latest developments in trail running shoes, hydration backpacks and sports watches with GPS, pedometers and more, all for free! Click here for more information about the Free Footwear Demo.
Fri, 20-Sep – 1 pm – 2 pm – Group Fun Run with 35-time Ironman Mark Kleanthous
If you’ll be watching the race on Sunday, come take a casual group jog with us and 35-time Ironman triathlete Mark Kleanthous on Friday! We’ll travel two-to-four miles on the great trail network behind Kings Beach. One great thing about our group runs is that we can break up so everyone can run at their own pace. This fun run is for all ages and abilities, so bring your friends and family along to share the good time! Click here for more information about the Group Fun Run.
Sat, 21-Sep –10am – 5pm – TMS Endurance Expo – Fun for the family, samples & gifts w/ purchase, race info
Learn about the latest and greatest outdoor gear, enjoy free samples and gifts with purchase, play fun games for the whole family, get the latest race and spectator info, decorate motivational race signs for your favorite triathletes, and stock up on last-minute race supplies.
Sun, 22-Sep – 5am – 6pm – Ironman Triathlon Race Day
TMS will open their doors at 5:00 am to supply racers with last-minute supplies and energy gels/snacks, and they encourage spectators to take advantage of their low prices after the swim/bike transition!
We’re looking forward to a fun week with everyone in Kings Beach when Ironman Lake Tahoe comes to town!