Donner Party Mountain Runners 2nd Annual Memorial Day Picnic & Group Runs ~ Monday, May 25, 2015
You don’t need to be a member ~ just show up. RSVP is greatly appreciated (CLICK HERE TO RSVP). As an incentive to RSVP, we will hold a raffle at the picnic (must be present to win) of the folks who were able to sign up in advance. If your plans are up in the air, no worries, we understand. Just show up!
Location: We will be running from and picnicking at the Donner Picnic Area, which is 3 miles NORTH of Truckee on Highway 89. (Do NOT go to Donner Lake!)
Bring your peeps! This is a friend-raiser, so bring your friends, family, and especially the kids. Free kids races start at 11:15am. The kids will have fun making their own bibs (come at 10:45a.m.) and they will win previously-earned medals at the finish.
There will be door prizes and free swag, from our local business partners as well as Gu, The Canyons Endurance Runs, and whomever else we can haggle.
We will have a table for a free gear swap – so bring your gently used, clean, running gear and exchange it for something else!
Group runs will be led by our volunteers and are timed to end by about 11 am.
8:00 am: Longer intermediate 12-mile one-way group run on the Emigrant Trail, with shuttle to the start at Stampede. Please RSVP for this one so we can arrange the car shuttles. We will meet at the picnic area at 8:00 a.m. to shuttle the runners, with a start time close to 8:30 a.m.
9:30 am: Intermediate group run, 6-8 miles, with climbing and technical trail running.
10:00 am: Relaxed group run out-and-back on Emigrant Trail. About 4 miles on smooth, rolling single track.
11:15 am: Free kids trail races: 1/3 mile and 1.5 mile courses. Decorate-your-own bib and recycled medals for the kids.
11 am – 2 pm: Picnic – FREE! Carnitas, Rice, Beans, tortillas, tamales, guacamole, chips, salsa and salads. Please try to bring your own reusable plates, cups, and forks to help us minimize our trash. We will also provide drinks (beer, water, and flavored sparkling water).
Directions: From Truckee take Highway 89 North approximately three miles north of I-80. Look for Donner Camp Picnic Site on the right. (Do NOT go to Donner Lake!)
Annual Memberships to the Donner Party Mountain Runners begin at $35.00 per year. There will be a table to sign up at the event, or you can register any time online here. Although the picnic and group runs are free to anyone, we will have several long training run opportunities this summer that will only be open to members.
All current and new members will be eligible for the grand raffle prize dinner for 2 at PlumpJack Cafe ($120 value), which will be drawn at 1:30pm at the picnic. Need not be present to win.