How Spectators Can Prepare for Ironman

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KINGS BEACH, CA - While the athletes prepare for the upcoming Ironman triathlon, spectators can begin preparing for viewing the event.

Spectators can park their cars at Squaw Valley and ride a free shuttle bus to Kings Beach, according to an official with Ironman. Participating athletes will be riding the shuttle buses as well. As a result, priority seating will be given to the athletes, according to an official with Ironman.

Ironman officials say the shuttle buses will transport spectators to Kings Beach from 4:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Spectators can return to Squaw Valley via shuttle bus from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Spectators wanting to watch the swim can do so from Kings Beach State Park. Spectators will be able to park their car at Kings Beach Elementary School and then walk a few blocks to the beach, according to an official with Ironman.

Spectators are able to watch the athletes on the bike course at either the entrance to Squaw Valley under the Olympic flame or in Kings Beach at the Corner of 267 and 28, according to an official with Ironman. Athletes can also be watched from Donner Pass Road through old town Truckee.

Squaw Valley Village is where spectators can stand to watch the athletes run toward the finish line, according to Ironman officials.

Ironman officials say spectators are not allowed to cross the finish line or enter the finish chute with the participating athletes.

For more information, read the spectators guide on the Ironman Lake Tahoe website.