The biggest debate in our running community:
“Which side of the start line is more fulfilling to be on race day?”
Not sure you have the answer to that question? Then take a look at our Donner Party Mountain Runner sponsored Aid Stations and participate in one (or all of them) to help you come to that conclusion. You may even find out why we are sometimes referred to as the Donner Mountain Party Runners!
If good people, good times and great events aren’t enough, volunteers who participate at a DPMR Aid Station are eligible for a free race entry. DPMR has been given a complimentary race entry for each of the Aid Stations listed below for the year following the time of volunteering.
If you are interested in volunteering at any (or all) of these Aid Stations, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. If you have questions regarding any of our Aid Stations, how the comp race entry work, or are a race organization looking for help with an Aid Station, please contact us.
The Canyons Endurance Runs – Cal 2 Aid Station, April 24, 2021
Now a Western States 100 Golden Ticket Race, this is one showdown in the Canyons you do not want to miss! Come join us at the Cal 2 Aid Station (use the form below) and watch what might be the most competitive 100k in the country! Oh, and don’t forget to bring your Donner Party club attire. The Canyons Endurance Runs are put on by our good friends at Epic Endurance Events.
Silver State 50/50 – Aid Station TBD, May 15, 2021
A local, early-season favorite for years, the Silver State 50/50 (50 miles, 50k, and half marathon) is put on my our sister organization in Reno, the Silver State Striders. Join us to help cheer on and support the athletes running the various distances as they make their way through our DPMR-sponsored aid station for much needed refueling and cheerleading.
The Broken Arrow Skyrace – High Camp Aid Station, October 1-3, 2021
Note: Date change from June to October for 2021. The Broken Arrow Skyrace might just be the biggest running festival next to UTMB! Join us up at the historic High Camp Aid Station for either the 52k on Saturday or the 26k on Sunday. Can’t get enough of the views? Join us on both days! What has quickly garnered the attention of the who’s who in celebrities of ultra-running, this is one event where you can fill your autograph scrapbook!
The Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs – Diamond Peak Aid Station, July 17-18, 2021
We are beyond excited that the Donner Party Mountain Runners will be hosting the Diamond Peak Aid Station at the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs. Held at mile 20 of the 50 mile and 100 course, and again at mile 80 for the hundo. Come support a race in which all your DPMR family participates! This one is also a UTMB and Western States qualifying race. Thanks to our great friends the Tahoe Mountain Milers for letting be a part of this special event!
Castle Peak 100k – August 14, 2021
Our signature club event and now a UTMB and Western States qualifying race for 20211! Registration numbers have reached an all-time high and we are expected to sellout. DPMR volunteers drive this event and positions are open for this burly mountain race. Our grass-roots race has become known as one of the most difficult 100k in the country. Come support the UNAFRAID as they embark on a memory of a lifetime!
UTLT – September 2021 (date TBD)
The Ultra Trails Lake Tahoe (UTLT) Mountain Ultra Trail Festival is heading into its second year, and the DPMR crew will be there in full support. We will be running another amazing aid station and would love your help in supporting the runners taking on this challenging race, and having a great time doing it! The 100 mile course is a UTMB qualifying race, and the 50 miler, 50k and 25k are no slouches either — climbing multiple peaks (sometimes the same one twice) and cruising the Western State Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail. UTLT is managed by the great people at Epic Endurance Events.