Donner Party Mountain Runners is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit running club based in Truckee, California, with members from all around the region, the U.S., and the world.
The Truckee-Tahoe region has long been home to many avid trail runners, and a destination for many others to explore and enjoy our world-class trails and scenery. We founded this club in 2014 to share our passion for trail running in these beautiful mountains. Our name honors the early emigrants to California, especially those in the ill-fated Donner Party, who faced the mountains under incredibly difficult circumstances. They were, like modern trail runners, UNAFRAID.
Donner Party Mountain Runners exists to inform, inspire and connect mountain runners in Truckee-Tahoe.
DPMR Diversity Statement
Donner Party Mountain Runners membership is open to anyone interested in sharing a run with us. We welcome mountain runners of every ability, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, income, and creed to join our community, participate in our events, and experience the beauty of our region together on the trails. We respect the uniqueness of each runner in our community as much as the pristine environment of the Truckee-Tahoe area. Our connection to each other gives us strength…together we are UNAFRAID.
Donner Party Mountain Runners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member club of the Road Runners Club of America. We are locally governed by a volunteer Board of Directors (you have probably met at least one of us on the trails!).