The run itself is almost exactly 26.2 miles in length, and is about 98% singletrack. A few short sections of fire road/doubletrack and paved road (from TMBC Tahoe City to the TRT trailhead at the beginning and from Cottonwood to the Pioneer Commerce Center area at the end) are included. THIS IS A (99%) SELF-SUPPORTED RUN. There will be no aid stations. A water drop and an assortment of random fuel (gels, fig bars, etc.) MIGHT be staged near the halfway point. I wouldn’t count on it. That being said, all runners are encouraged to bring enough food for their day, at least 2 liters of water, and a water filter (water can be filtered from Burton Creek, Watson Creek, and Martis Creek – if they’re flowing at the end of October..).
There is no entry fee to this group run (but DPMR club membership is, so please make sure you’re an active member before the start of the run!), but as a toast to the 6 members of the Donner family who perished in their struggle in the Sierra all runners will be asked to drink 6 oz of beer at the starting line in their honor (provided by Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company!). 38 people died that winter in the Sierra from the Donner Party (all families included), so you’re encouraged to tip your hat to the other 32 by drinking 32 oz of beer at Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. – Truckee Brewery, Barrel Cellar, & Taproom– the finishing line.
The run will start at 9 AM sharp from the Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company parking lot in Tahoe City, CA. You’re encouraged to carpool/shuttle and not leave cars in their parking area for the duration of the day.
You can view the route in its entirety here: