Donner Lake Aquathlon

Sunday July 19, 2020

Course | Aid Stations

Swim: The Olympic Aquathlon swim course is one 1500 meter lap in Donner Lake with two left turns. Corners are marked by large buoys and kayakers/boats are along the course to ensure your safety. The average water temperature of Donner Lake in July is 64-69 degrees. Wetsuits are optional. The swim course maps are posted on our Course Maps page.

Run:

The Aquathlon Run Course includes a 6.5 mile run. Duathletes head out of the transition area on the North side (same as bike in/out) and turn right on Donner Pass Road. Athletes travel along Donner Pass Road with views of the lake to their right for about 3 miles. This portion is relatively flat. Then participants turn right and head into Donner Memorial State Park. Here a very short section of the course is on a trail. As participants exit Donner Memorial State Park, they will start the final section of the run course on South Shore Drive. South Shore Drive features three hills. Both courses conclude at the finish line at the West End Beach. There will be four water/fluid replacement stations along the Olympic run course.

Aid Stations

Run Aid Stations

There are five Run Aid Stations with the following:

  • Water
  • Electrolyte beverage
  • Cola
  • Energy Gel
  • Salty Snack such as chips or pretzels
  • Fruit
  • Sunscreen
  • Vaseline

Race Recovery Aid Station

  • Water
  • Recovery beverage
  • Cola
  • Salty Snack such as chips or pretzels
  • Fruit