Trail running conditions are prime on most of the Castle Peak 100k course. April should continue to bring excellent conditions for getting on virtually all of the course under 7000′.
Spring Training Routes
Get out on the course by parking at one of these trailheads (click here for course map):
- Donner Picnic Site (Aid Station #2): Go north on the Emigrant Trail or cross Hwy 89 to explore The Animal section. Click here for some route suggestions on the Emigrant Trail.
- Tahoe Donner Bikeworks (near Aid Station #4): Locate the aid station at the Moondance Hut on foot or enjoy some cross-training by bike on Tahoe Donner’s extensive trail system. Click here to learn more about Tahoe Donner Bikeworks, open for the Spring on April 3.
- Wendin Way (Aid Station #5): Easy access to the Donner Lake Rim Trail. Attack the Negro Canyon 2.5-mile climb to the Drifter Hut, or head out toward Summit Lake (expect snow after 3 or 4 miles). Click here for a Donner Lake Rim Trail map.
- Donner Memorial State Park (Finish Line): Be inspired by the Pioneer Monument “Facing the brunt of fate. Indomitable. Unafraid.” Cruise the main part of the park or investigate the the finishing miles of the course down Cold Stream Canyon. Click here for a Cold Stream Map (scroll to page 2).
June and July Training Weekends
Explore the Castle Peak 100k course and other beautiful mountain trails with our volunteer Board Members this summer. Two back-to-back training weekends give runners the opportunity to train and play at altitude. These runs will be open to all club members (join today!) and registered racers, though space will be limited.
June 20-21, 2015: Train on the course all weekend! Saturday, June 20, will be led by Pete Broomhall. Sunday, June 21, will be led by RD Peter Fain.
July 25-26, 2015: Gretchen Brugman (this fun gal) will lead a trail adventure in the Tahoe / Truckee area on Saturday, July 25. RD Peter Fain will lead a Castle Peak 100k course preview on Sunday, July 26.