Introducing the Donner Party Pacers ~ a new group for trail runners with an audacious but attainable goal: run your first trail half marathon with us on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
In trail running, a pacer is someone who helps a racer keep safe in the later parts of an ultra marathon. Urban Dictionary offers this definition:
pacer: someone who gets their ass kicked by a grizzly bear, as in: “That pacer got their ass kicked by a grizzly bear.”
Donner Party Mountain Runners define Pacer as: “your really good friend that runs shorter distances.”
Rest assured, we will adhere to the latter definition!!
Here’s the deal:
FREE 12-week training program and group runs every Wednesday at 6pm. We invite EVERYONE to train for our new DPMR trail race on Saturday, July 14, 2018. We will meet and run on Wednesday evenings at ***UPDATED TIME: 6:30pm*** beginning on April 25, 2018, so you are prepared to run your race by July 14, 2018. If you can run a mile, then YOU. CAN. DO. THIS!!
This is a community-centric event, focused on new trail runners, but we want to build a team of mentors and friends as well, so tell your spouses, friends, co-workers and kids! The more the merrier and we can modify the plans and group runs for all experience levels.
Trail Leaders Hillary MacLean (Sierra Symmetry) and Helen Pelster (Trail Mom) can’t wait to host you! Please contact Hillary directly if you have questions: HillaryMaclean@donnerpartymountainrunners.com
Calendar these dates:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Marg’s in downtown Truckee: Optional, but “why the heck not?” FREE social gathering.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, ***UPDATED TIME: 6:30pm*** at the Legacy Trail Pedestrian Bridge in Truckee: Introduction run and getting started with the plan.
Every Wednesday evening at ***UPDATED TIME: 6:30pm***: The free written plan will detail running details and meeting locations, which will switch to Waddle Ranch near the Truckee Airport as the trails melt out.
Saturday, July 14, 2018: New DPMR Half Marathon and 10k trail races in Truckee. More details to be shared soon!