With great sadness we have learned that beloved DPMR member Sharon Fong passed away on October 7th.
Sharon was a founding member of Donner Party Mountain Runners, showing up at the very first group run in April 2014 and seemingly every one since. She was an accomplished runner, having completed more than 50 races at the marathon distance or longer. Quiet, gracious and unassuming, Sharon was also full of determination and grit. Few that were there can likely forget her 3 hard-fought attempts at the 100-mile distance at the Tahoe Rim Trail race. She proudly earned her 100-mile buckle in 2017 at Rio Del Lago. Sharon was also rightfully proud of running the Broken Arrow Skyrace every year and returned last June to hike the 26k distance when a “rusty” hip threatened to break her streak.
Always one to give back, Sharon and her husband Kin were also regular volunteers at aid stations, trail work days and DPMR events.
Sharon truly embodied the adventurous spirit. Fly high friend- you will truly be missed.