“Nobody got lost, nobody got hurt, Salomon and Mellow Fellow hooked it up with a few beers, and we’re definitely doing it next year!” – Chris Cloyd, Event Chair
A great day for a 50k on trail from Mellow Fellow in Crystal Bay, NV to Mellow Fellow in Truckee, CA. Holly Nord and I had the official early bird start. Our instructions were to drink 6oz of beer at the start to honor the Donner Party. I have never drank beer before a run and was a little skeptical. I had one of my most fun and best days out on trail ever!
The leaders caught up to us at Mile 20: Our organizer Chris Cloyd, with Sam Skrocke, Julia Millon and Sean Flanagan. Holly battled knee pain to finish not only her first marathon but also her first ultra marathon on trail! She is so tough! I was so lucky to have this girl on trail with me.
We got to finish by running through downtown Truckee with people cheering for us as we ran by in our tutus! I love my Donner Party Mountain Runners family so much! ❤️ Thank you to Chris for organizing this run and getting Solomon to donate a free pint of beer to all finishers. Runners will do crazy things for the promise of a free pint of beer at the finish line. Run 31 miles on trail? No problem!