GrandVenture Sports Festival, Expedition Man, Reno Tahoe Gran Fondo
Reno, Lake Tahoe August 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013
This unique event features Expedition Man, Reno Tahoe Gran Fondo, Beach Volleyball and X-FIT Competition.
Expedition Man (August 24)
Northern Nevada’s original iron-distance triathlon race! The Ultra distance triathlon is made up of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run.
The 2nd annual Expedition Man follows the same format set forth by Ironman: swim, bike, run. An array of alternative events will also be offered, such as a Half triathlon, Relay and Aqua Bike. In its debut year, over 320 athletics participated representing 17 different states and countries, including Washington, DC, Texas, Alaska, Arizona, Utah, California, Nevada . . . even Australia! An excellent high altitude training opportunity for events such as Ironman. Expedition Man info.
Corporate Relay 70.3 Challenge
Experience a triathlon for fun, even if you're not an IronMan or Woman. The corporate challenge category is a ½ Iron Distance Relay of 70.3 miles that promotes camaraderie, health. Fun for businesses, employees, and families.
The X-FIT Games (August 24)
The inaugural X-FIT Competition in Northern Nevada! Watch over 25 accredited CrossFit Gyms battle it out in grueling, heart-pounding and unpredictable challenges over a 12 hour period to be crowned X-FIT Champion. From 8:00am-8:00pm at Longley Town Center, this competition will be an extraordinary test of endurance and dedication. For more information, click here.
Beach Volleyball (August 24)
Truck loads of sand will be hauled in to create the first event Round-Robin Beach Volleyball tournament. Teams throughout the region will bring their A game to Reno and battle it out under a perfect August sun.
Reno Tahoe Gran Fondo (August 25)
The Inaugural Reno Tahoe Gran Fondo is comprised of three separate distances to accommodate riders of all abilities. Meaning "Big Ride" in Italian, a Gran Fondo is not a race, but an individual challenge to experience (via bike) some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Open to road bikes only, no mountain bikes. Learn more about the Reno Tahoe Gran Fondo.
100 Miles: The Gran Fondo 100 mile route is a epic journey through the towering Sierra forests, scenic summits and screaming descents. Riders will enjoy incredible views, challenging climbs and lunch in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Click here for the route map and elevation chart.
50 Miles: The Medio Fondo route gives cyclists a taste of the Gran Fondo with half the distance. The route follows Old Highway 395 south into one of the most beautiful and peaceful valley between Reno and Carson City. The ride will take you past the historical Bowers Mansion and Franktown Road. See the route map and elevation chart.
15 Miles:The Piccolo Fondo route is ideal for beginners and weekend cyclists. This family friendly route tours south Reno, a favor riding spot for any local biker. For a map, click here.