Event Profiles

Check out these stellar events as featured in our magazine!

Alpenglow Mountain Festival – Summer 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival – Summer 2017

5th annual event embodies mountain lifestyle in the North Lake Tahoe area June 17-25 Alpenglow Sports has announced the fifth annual summer edition of its Alpenglow Mountain Festival. The nine-day (June 17-25) North Lake Tahoe mountain-lifestyle festival, is a celebration of human-powered events, clinics, presentations and more. Geared for toward the beginner and intermediate mountain sports enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival will showcase some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer including trail running, hiking, backpacking, lakeshore yoga, standup paddleboarding, rock climbing and natural history events. The nine-day festival has over 50 individual events to chose from! Driven by fun, community, health and education, the festival embodies the mountain lifestyle designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore the North Lake Tahoe outdoor playground with friends and family. The festival offers a wonderful range of activities through daily tours, presentations and natural history excursions for outdoor...
Carson City Off-Road 2017

Carson City Off-Road 2017

Carson City Off-Road June 16-18, Carson City NV Racers climb the Tahoe Rim Trail Saturday (Brian Leddy Photography). Ride the Carson City Off-Road June 16-18! Choose from three different distance options of 15, 35 or 50 miles; each consisting of a carefully curated set of spectacular trails. All participants will climb their way into the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, take in huge views of Lake Tahoe, Washoe Valley and the Carson Valley while connecting some of the area’s favorite (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment. During your visit to Carson City, enjoy three days of event festivities while being submerged in the mountain bike industry. Mingle with the most bike-minded people you’ll ever encounter while appreciating the area’s silver mining heritage and feeling welcomed by its modern day appreciation for the outdoor enthusiast. Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and...
Ta-Hoe Nalu 2017

Ta-Hoe Nalu 2017

Ta-Hoe Nalu August 12-13, Kings Beach Ta-Hoe Nalu brings the feel of a traditional Hawaiian paddle festival to the spectacular Kings Beach on the north shore of Lake Tahoe August 12-13, 2017. Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators help create a party atmosphere in the High Sierra. Racing begins on Saturday morning and continues through to Sunday, with competitions in prone and stand-up paddling, as well as outrigger racing. Distances vary from the ten-mile long course event to two-mile beginner races. Throughout the weekend, attendees can check out the expo area and enjoy food and beverages. New for the 2017 event: First Stroke: a non-competitive fun guided paddle tour – no experience needed. Beginners and non-competitive paddlers welcome. Boards and paddles will be supplied for those needing them. Free entry in the 2-mile race on Sunday. Ta-Hoe Nalu Sprint Elimination Challenge. Free Starboard’s SUP Polo (inflatable SUP Polo...
Eppie’s Great Race 2017

Eppie’s Great Race 2017

The World’s Oldest Triathlon returns to American River Parkway July 15 Eppie’s Great Race is presented by the Eppie’s Wellness Foundation, (formerly Eppie’s Great Race Foundation), and its designated beneficiary is Therapeutic Recreation Services, a Sacramento County program for people of all ages with special needs and developmental disabilities. Known as “The World’s Oldest Triathlon,” this “No Swim” Triathlon, is the largest paddling event in the United States. Sacramento area restauranteur/entrepreneur Eppie G. Johnson founded the event in 1974, holding it’s first triathlon on July 27, 1974 being the first “Modern Triathlon.” Since its debut, Eppie’s Great Race has been held every year in Sacramento, and is a Northern California summertime tradition for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and families. The race features a 5.82-mile run, a 12.5-mile bike and a 6.10-mile paddle held along the scenic American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. Awards are given to...
Donner Lake Triathlon 2017

Donner Lake Triathlon 2017

Triathlete favorite offers beautiful and challenging experience in Truckee July 22-23 July 22 – 23 brings the 36th Donner Lake Triathlon to Truckee, California. The event offers something for everyone with almost all triathlon distances represented including a Sprint, Olympic, 70.3 Half, Kids event and Aquabike. The swim portion takes place in the pristine clear waters of Donner Lake starting and finishing at West End Beach. The bike portion takes riders up and down and the iconic Donner Pass and the run is a scenic loop around Donner Lake. The event features a single transition area located adjacent to finish area festivities. The Donner Lake Triathlon is truly a must do event for all triathletes looking for a scenic challenge on an iconic course. donnerlaketri.com   Donner Lake Triathlon Sprint 0.25 mile swim • 6 mile bike • 2 mile run Online registration: Closes at 11:00PM Thursday July...
Downieville Classic 2017

Downieville Classic 2017

Infamous MTB event delivers the best of racing and partying in the Lost Sierra August 3-6 The Downieville Classic delivers a weekend of racing and partying in the Lost Sierra where riders have to pick one tool for two disciplines: a 29-mile cross country race or a 15-mile downhill with 5,000 vertical drop. Downieville is infamous for its racers, and riders come to prove themselves hardened and unbreakable. Race or ride the epic cross country to the Sierra Crest and back to town, or take in a double dose with the seemingly endless descents of the Downieville Downhill in the All Mountain World Championships. Or just come to enjoy the bike festival for the weekend. Either way, you win. The Downieville Classic Cross Country race is one of the last remaining point-to-point bicycle races in the United States. The 29-mile course follows a rugged “Gold Rush” era route from...
Bay Parade 2017

Bay Parade 2017

Swim, kayak, SUP, or boat for a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay on Sunday, July 9 Suzanne Heim-Bowen, winner of the Golden Rivet Prize for fastest Bay Parade solo swimmer, starts her swim. Photo: Clay Schmitz. The Bay Parade is Baykeeper’s annual on-the-water celebration of a healthy San Francisco Bay. Hundreds of swimmers, kayakers, stand up paddleboarders, and boaters gather for a fun and active day on San Francisco Bay. The parade finale will be broadcast on the Jumbotron at AT&T Park at the start of the San Francisco Giants home game. GOLDEN RIVET SWIM: 6.5 miles from Golden Gate Bridge to McCovey Cove Timed solo swim, timed four-person relay, and open relay divisions $100 registration plus $200 fundraising minimum REGISTER | DETAILS BOAT: Motorboats, sailboats, and rowboats are needed to support swimmers from the Golden Gate to McCovey Cove This is a critical volunteer role for the...
Santa Cruz Firecracker 2017

Santa Cruz Firecracker 2017

Fire up this 4th of July for the 32d annual Santa Cruz Firecracker 10K, 5K, kids 1K race Hosted by the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club, the 32nd annual Santa Cruz Firecracker will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz. The Firecracker 10K course is re-certified, and the flat, fast 5K course is newly certified this year. This course is great for runners, walkers of all ages, and also for spectators. As always, the little kids (10 and under) can join in an exciting 1K fun run that starts 30 minutes before the main event, just outside the back of Costco, on Harvey West Boulevard. Pancake Breakfast (included in entry fee) with finish line party and awards ceremony with medals to the top three runners in 5-year age groups. This year’s featured beneficiaries are Teen Kitchen Project and the Red Cross...
Squaw Mountain Run 2017

Squaw Mountain Run 2017

An event with something for everyone, and for a worthy cause Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASCTC) is pleased to host the 37th Squaw Mountain Run at Squaw Valley on Saturday, July 29, 2017. This is an event which has become an anticipated annual pilgrimage for hundreds of runners and hikers over the years. Starting at 6,200 ft., the course climbs the 3.6 mile Mountain Run to High Camp at an elevation of 8,200 ft., where participants savor the completion of a challenging athletic endeavor with awards, live music, a raffle and refreshments amid one of the most breathtaking backdrops nature has to offer. The event also includes a wonderful opportunity for non-competitors with the annual Flower Walk, which takes place in the meadows around High Camp. Flower Walk participants, who get a free tram ride, raffle entry and a souvenir beer mug with registration, board the Cable Car...
Quick ‘n Dirty 2017

Quick ‘n Dirty 2017

San Diego-area mountain bike race series kicks off 2017 with expanded summer season; announces Mazda as new title sponsor The Quick ’n Dirty Mountain Bike Racing Series, known for its challenging, family-fun races throughout San Diego County, has raised its profile significantly by adding in Mazda as their title sponsor for the 2017 season. The series will be known as the Mazda Quick ’n Dirty Racing Series and will promote ten races this year at various venues in San Diego. “Mazda is well known for their extensive racing heritage and we’re extremely proud and excited that they would lend their credibility and expertise to our grass roots racing series,” says Victor Sheldon, founder of Quick ’n Dirty. “Having Mazda as our title sponsor will allow us to expand our series and provide our racers with an even better experience.” Along with this announcement is the growth of the Mazda...
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