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Donner Lake Triathlon to return after ’08 cancellation

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Expect a lively scene crawling with more than a thousand triathletes, spectators and volunteers when the 29th Donner Lake Triathlon kicks off at West End Beach early Sunday.

The sprint and international triathlons are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. For those who haven’t signed up, registration will be offered at West End Beach on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the day-of starting at 5:30 a.m.

The popular triathlon, which was canceled last summer due to heavy smoke in the Truckee area, returns under familiar new management, as Todd Jackson of Kings Beach-based Seventh Wave Productions purchased the event from longtime race producer A Change of Pace, Inc.



Seventh Wave Productions and#8212; owner of the Big Blue Adventure Series and Adventure Sports Week and#8212; will collaborate with A Change of Pace during this first year to ensure a smooth transition, Jackson said.

and#8220;There are no changes this year,” Jackson said of the triathlon. and#8220;The race is a classic. People love it. So there’s no reason to change anything.and#8221;



That means the international triathlon will consist of the usual 0.9-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike ride up Old Highway 40 toward Kingvale and back and 6 1/2-mile run around Donner Lake to the West End Beach finish.

The sprint course measures out to a quarter-mile swim, a 6-mile bike ride up Old Highway 40 and back and a 2-mile run to the finish, which is set up in a spectator-friendly location on the grass near the Summit Creek inlet.

and#8220;We’re thrilled to be a part of such an established and popular event,and#8221; Jackson said in a press release. and#8220;We take great pride in the Truckee-Tahoe area, so we’re very fortunate whenever we can promote and produce events in our own back yard.

and#8220;The Donner Lake Triathlon isn’t just a competition, it’s a gathering for local and regional athletes, as well as the community.and#8221;


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