Women’s paddle board triathlon set

Kaia FIT is hosting its fourth annual Paddle Board Triathlon at El Dorado Beach and the surrounding Al Tahoe neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe this weekend.

“It’s in Lake Tahoe so, of course, it’s absolutely breathtaking,” said Kai FIT owner Nikki Warren. “There’s great music and just a great atmosphere.”

The women’s triathlon will begin with an optional training camp 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The race will begin 8 a.m. Sunday

Participants will have two courses to choose from. The lower-intensity level, or balance, will consist of a half-mile paddle board, a circuit workout on the beach and a 5K run.

The more advanced level, or Kaia, will be a one-mile paddle board, a circuit workout on the beach followed by an 8K run.

“It’s a crazy obstacle course up and down the beach, flipping tires, crawling through cargo nets,” Warren said. “It’s really fun without being too intimidating. Women are laughing, doing something that’s new and challenging but, at the same time, doable. You can feel really proud of yourself when you finish.”

The training and triathlon combined is $259. The triathlon alone is $159. Cost of the paddle board rental is included in registration.

“It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind event,” Warren said. “There’s nothing else like this.”

Kaia FIT, a women’s lifestyle gym, is composed of year-round group fitness and nutrition programs, with centers across the country, including Carson City and Minden. It was recently selected for the 2015 Best of Carson City Award in the Fitness Center category by the Carson City Award Program.

To register for the triathlon, go to kaiafit.com. For more information or to try a free Kaia FIT class, call (775) 782-4496 in Minden or (775) 841-4962 in Carson City.


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