Sierra Showdown Paddle Challenge
Lakeside Beach, South Lake Tahoe
Races and Events
Sierra Showdown 8 & 5 Miler
Start your paddle from the sandy Lakeside Beach and head out on the Big Blue. Paddle a course marked by large buoys in both Nevada and California. Finish on the beach!
Youth “GROM’” Races for the kids
Close to shore age appropriate distances around our buoy course. Cheer them on!
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Big Blue Waterman Challenge
Do you have what it takes to be a true Lake Tahoe Waterman or Women? The Big Blue Waterman Challenge combines stand-up paddle board (SUP), swimming and beach running. The format is a heat racing elimination where top finishers advance round by round to the finals. Consolation races and kids divisions. Are you good at one, two or all three stages of this exciting and fun multisport challenge? Then come on out and give it a tri.
- SUP Surfboard, 12’6″ (Stock), 14′, Unlimited, Grom/Kids
- Unlimited, Stock
- Kayaks, Surf Ski, Outrigger
All paddling craft welcome! We will score in categories dependent on entry.
“based on age as of 12/31”
- 18 & under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
- PFD, life jacket
- Top three in all age groups male and female
- Top three men and women
- Everyone who races is eligible to win a prize in our sponsor raffle
- Challenged Athletes
- Grom/Kids receive finishing medals
Race Entry Fees
Sierra Showdown Paddling Race
|Big Blue Waterman Challenge||$35.00|
|5 Miler and Waterman Challenge||$70.00|
|8 Miler and Waterman Challenge||$85.00|
|Grom/Kids Race (ages 5 to 12)||$17.00|
The prices include the PADDLE GURU service fee of Youth/Senior $2 per person, Individual $4
The above prices do not include the online credit card processing fees of 2.9%+$0.30
Senior and Junior Discount Codes
- $5.00 discount for seniors 62+ as of 12/31 in this race year
- Please use the code: SeniorDiscount
- $15.00 discount for Juniors Under 17 years of age as of 12/31 in this race year.
- Please use the code: JuniorDiscount
- Not valid for Grom Race Registration
|Sierra Showdown Paddling Race|
|8:30 – 9:30 AM||Athletes check-in||Lakeside Beach/Event Trailer|
|8:30 AM||Race start: South Shore Open Water Swim||Beach|
|9:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Expo/Demos||Beach/Lake|
|8:45 AM||First Finisher 1/2 Mile Swim||Beach/Finish|
|8:51 AM||First Finisher 1.2 Mile Awim||Beach/Finish|
|9:15 AM||First Finisher 2.4 Mile Swim||Beach/Finish|
|10:30 AM||Swim Awards||Beach|
|10:00 AM||Race start: Sierra Showdown||Beach/Lake|
|11:30 AM – 12:30 PM||Paddling Kids Races||Beach/Lake|
|10:40 AM||First Finisher 5 Miler||Beach|
|11:20 AM||First Finisher 8 Miler||Beach|
|12:00 approx PM||Start: Big Blue Waterman Challenge||Beach|