Donner Lake Triathlon Information

2024 brings the 42nd Donner Lake Triathlon (DLT) to Truckee California. For years the DLT has been and remains the favorite triathlon of many. It’s no wonder as the event features an epic setting, a beautiful and challenging course, and is located very near Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. 2024 also marks the 13th Donner Lake Kids Triathlon and the 11th Donner Lake Half Triathlon. We welcome you to Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Make sure to plan to stay prior to or after so that you can experience one of the World’s best sporting playgrounds.

The DLT is owned and operated by Big Blue Adventure, LLC. Big Blue Adventure produces many sporting and endurance events including the Lake Tahoe Triathlon, Truckee Half Marathon, Tahoe Trail Running Series, Thunderbird Paddling Festival, and other Epic Truckee Tahoe events.

USA Triathlon

The Donner Lake Triathlon is sanctioned by USA Triathlon the National Governing Body of the sport of Triathlon. Our Race Director is USA Triathlon Certified.

USA Triathlon Rules

USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country. The rules include sections on membership, and rules of conduct for swimming, cycling, running, and transition. Also included are special sections on protests, hearings and appeals, and rules modifications for physically challenged athletes.

If you would like a hard copy of the USA Triathlon rule book, please e-mail your contact information to [email protected].

USA Triathlon annual members are entitled to one free rule book per year. Extra copies are $5 each, as are copies for non members. Mail your check, made out to USA Triathlon, to:

USA Triathlon
Attention: Rule Book
1365 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 250
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Download the rules (Adobe Acrobat Reader required). This document includes rules modifications for Physically Challenged Athletes. This .pdf version is for your personal use only. No part of these rules may be copied or reproduced without the express written consent of USA Triathlon.

Most Common Rules Violations