Tahoe’s own Big Blue Adventure is behind some of the best races in the southwest desert, and they’re gearing up for an intensely fun year!

Before you embrace the rugged beauty of Tahoe trails, it is a good idea to secure your camping spot early in order to guarantee that your only weekend competitors will be ones wearing numbered bibs.

Truckee Running Festival participants enjoy serene views along the trail

Finding the right campground can be tough, especially in a popular destination like Lake Tahoe. Drives are long, mountains are high, and cell service can be finicky, so it’s always best to plan early. That’s why we’ve been working so hard to help you find the best campgrounds for your racing adventures! We’ve compiled savable campground lists for the most popular Big Blue Adventure races in 2018, and they’re all yours.

So take advantage of real reviews from real campers like you, and have the best adventure possible!

Where to Camp Near Your Favorite Big Blue Adventure Race

We know how much effort goes into training for a Triathlon, and we don’t want you to spend any valuable energy on camping research. With over 20,000 campgrounds across the US and countless reviews and photos from campers, The Dyrt is the most valuable resource for your trip.

Find your race below and click through for a list of nearby campgrounds that The Dyrt reviewers love:

Camping Near Big Blue Adventure Races

Squaw Valley Half Marathon/8 Miler in Olympic Valley, CA – June 10th
Adventure Sports Week in Tahoe City, CA – June 15-24th
Run to the Beach in Tahoe Vista, CA – July 4th
Donner Lake Triathlon Events Truckee, CA – July 21-22nd
XTERRA Events Incline Village, NV – August 19th
Lake Tahoe Triathlon Events in Tahoma, CA – August 25-26th
Emerald Bay Trail Run in South Lake Tahoe, CA – September 16th
Lederhosen 5k in Olympic Valley, CA – September 22nd
Truckee Marathons in Truckee, CA – September 23rd

What is Big Blue Adventure?

Now that you know how to find a place to cool your dogs after a long race day, do you know much about the great people behind your favorite races? Big Blue Adventure was officially launched in 2002 by Todd Jackson, a Berkeley alum and outdoor event aficionado. After the first Tahoe Big Blue race brought the BBA team new successes, they began organizing exciting races throughout the West.

Our events celebrate the best of the diverse natural terrain and geographic regions of California, Nevada and Oregon, whether it’s the rugged Pacific Coast, vast national forests, golden hills above San Francisco Bay, high desert in the eastern Sierra, or high peaks surrounding Lake Tahoe.

Big Blue Adventure

We are proud to partner with a team that strives to not only provide great outdoor events, but also encourages proper training, and always reminds us to Leave No Trace!

Review Campgrounds, Win Prizes

Did you know that you can win more than a race medal for attending a Big Blue Adventure race? It’s true! All you need to do is add your Tahoe photos and campground reviews on The Dyrt (websiteiOS, or Android), get points for your contributions, and win prizes!

And as always, remember to practice the 7 Leave No Trace principles when camping near Big Blue Adventure races this year!

Taylor Weese

Taylor Weese

Taylor Weese is the Content & Marketing Coordinator at The Dyrt. After receiving a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Taylor freelanced for publications such as the Anchorage Press and Antiquiet before finding her love in digital marketing. When she's not brushing up on the latest changes in the SEO game, you can find Taylor in a movie theater or beside a natural body of water with a camera in her hand.