NEW T2 AND FINISH A NEW LONG COURSE AQUA BIKE and A NEW WORLDS TOUGHEST HALF RUN COURSE
Tahoe Peak Endurance, LLC is very excited about 2014's event. We hope that the word has spread that last years events were a great success! We are looking forward to hosting another exciting event for those returning and for those who are ready to step up to the challenge of the Auburn Triathlon for the first time. Auburn Triathlon offers 4 scenic triathlons in the foothills of the Sierras. This is a great event for athletes of all ability levels, offering challenging routes over diverse terrain, with incredible scenery and minimal traffic! Swim in Folsom Lake at Rattlesnake Bar State Park, enjoy quiet roads and a very tough, very beautiful bike course, and the tranquility of a run course entirely closed to auto traffic and affording stunning canyon views at seemingly every turn.
The New T2 and Finish!!
We relocated T2 and Finish to the American River Canyon Overlook which is across the street from Railhead Park. This gives us awesome views of the American River Canyon as well as a little more volume with the music without fear of being shut down.
This new event takes the place of the Long Course Duathlon. Offering athletes not fond of running the opportunity to do two thirds of the Worlds Toughest Half. Enjoy the unique opportunity to go head to head with long course triathletes then finish up, call it a good day and cheer the runners on.
Come see why this is called the Worlds Toughest Half. You will never know till you tri. The WTH is going back to its roots with one of two loops returning part way down into the beautiful American River Canyon followed by a second loop on the all time favorite canal trail. Depart from the bland routes with overcrowded fields and enjoy a true adventure into the Sierra. The ultimate athlete-focused, old school must do race!
The Worlds Toughest Half will prepare iron-distance athletes for any Ironman event. It is a an excellent stepping stone for preparing for (and acclimating to) the Ironman Lake Tahoe
Come see why this is called the World's Toughest Half (WTH). You will never know till you 'tri'. The ultimate athlete-focused, old school "must do" race! Depart from the bland routes with overcrowded fields and enjoy a true adventure into the foothills of the Sierras. The World's Toughest Half will prepare iron-distance athletes for any Ironman event. It is a an excellent stepping stone for preparing and acclimating for the Lake Tahoe Ironman. Swim in the temperate, calm and scenic Folsom Lake (71F in '13). Enjoy a scenic, very tough 56-mile bike course with extremely minimal traffic, incredible scenery and an amazing top secret narrow road down to the secluded banks of the Bear River! Only four signal intersections (in each direction) in 56 miles. This course offers a complete test of your cycling abilities with sustained climbs, short steep climbs, flat sections and fun roller coaster sections. Your gain in elevation is ~6000 ft in 56 miles! The WTH run is going back to it's roots with a loop down into the American River Canyon onto parts of the infamous Western States Trail taking full advantage of the challenge and beauty of the American River canyon in the Auburn State Park with no car traffic. The second loop takes the runners onto Auburn Triathletes favorite part of the run, the shaded canal trail and spacious paved State Park roads with breathtaking views of the American River around every turn!
Auburn International Tri: Swim in the temperate, calm and scenic Folsom Lake (71 F in 13). The International offers challenging routes over diverse terrain, with incredible scenery and minimal traffic. Follow a shortened version of the WTH bike course then run 2 loops, the same 6k and 4k loop as 2013 which features a beautiful shaded canal trail and spacious paved State Park roads with breathtaking views of the American River around every turn!
Mini Triathlon: is an excellent novice challenge with diverse terrain, incredible scenery and virtually no car traffic on both the bike and run! Follow a much shorter version of the WTH bike finishing up with an awesome run with breathtaking views of the American River Canyon on a 4k loop which features the beautiful shaded canal trail and spacious paved State Park roads. The race will be held in conjunction with the World's Toughest Half, International Tri and Long Course Aquabike events.
NEW!!!! Long Course Aquabike:. The NEW Long Course Aquabike offers 2/3's of the World's Toughest Half for those not fond of running. Enjoy the unique opportunity to go head to head with long course triathletes! Enjoy a beautiful calm swim at Rattlesnake Bar then ride the World's Toughest Half bike course going head to head with the Worlds' Toughest Half triathletes over a 56mi bike course. Finish early, enjoy the post race festivities and cheer the runners on.
To the NEW VENUE for T2 and FINISH- AMERICAN RIVER CANYON OVERLOOK
855 PACIFIC AVE, AUBURN, CALIFORNIA 95603
From the West (Bay Area, Sacramento):
Take Interstate-80 to the Indian Hill Rd/Newcastle exit (4 miles before (west) of downtown Auburn exits). Proceed straight through signal light at exit, between gas stations and up Indian Hill Rd. Continue for 3 miles on Indian Hill until it ends at the signal light at Auburn-Folsom Rd. Turn Left on Auburn-Folsom road (signal lite) and proceed ~1-mile to Pacific Ave (the third signal you will hit after you turn. Turn Right on Pacific Ave and proceed ~.3 mile to the American River Canyon Overlook on your right just a little beyond on the opposite side of Railhead Park.
From the East (Reno):
Take Interstate-80 west to Nevada St exit in Old Town Auburn. Proceed around 270 degree offramp, backwards and Right across freeway overpass. Immediate Left on Maple St (giant historic courthouse building looms above you). Proceed 1/4 mile to Auburn-Folsom Rd signal light, straight through light (Courthouse is now on right). Proceed for ~1 mile to Sacramento Street and veer Left onto Sacramento St. You will see a 7-11 market at this veer turn as Auburn- Folsom slopes uphill. Go 1/2 mile on Sacramento St to the first stop sign, Pacific Ave. Turn Left on Pacific Ave and proceed to the American River Canyon Overlook.