Be a hero for a day (and sometimes longer) by lending a hand at one of the Aid Stations that Donner Party Mountain Runners is proud to sponsor in 2023. As if helping out isn’t its own greatest reward, volunteers who participate at a DPMR Aid Station are eligible for a free race entry. DPMR […]
The Trail Running Film Festival 2023
COMING APRIL 13TH– SAVE THE DATE! Calling all trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts! Get ready for an epic cinematic adventure that will take you to the wildest and most breathtaking trails around the world. In partnership with Tahoe Mountain Sports, we are excited to announce our upcoming Trail Running Film Festival, where we will showcase […]
Snowshoe Running: Start here for free
Max Jones, famous for The Flume Trail and his long-time stewardship of the Spooner XC ski area, once told me that three things are needed for successful winter recreation: plowed parking, packed snow, and winterized restrooms. As you can imagine, these things cost money. California SNO-PARK is one program that provides winter trail access for […]
Thanks to you- our volunteers!
Every person who showed up to volunteer this year is a hero in our eyes- whether as a group run leader, for trail work, at an aid station or to help out at one of our social events. Beside the feel-good rewards, did you know that volunteering at a DPMR Aid Station could win you […]
New items in the store!
Show off your club pride with the newest in DPMR swag. New bandanas and license plate frames have arrived! These items are great for holiday giving or the perfect treat for yourself. Head on over to the STORE and check out all that’s new (and some super-sale items too)!
Winter is Here: Where Will You Run?
After a solidly wonderful snow at the beginning on November, runners are already pinging each other to determine day-to-day trail conditions in Truckee and beyond. Figuring out how to still get your runs in, particularly if you prefer it not be on pavement, becomes an art in balancing word-of-mouth reports, DPMR updates, and timing needed […]
Recap: Another Glorious Annual DPMR Pub Run
Once again, board member Chris Cloyd laid out a beautiful, fun, adventurous course for the DPMR pub run on Sunday, October 23. Starting at a cold Meek’s Bay trailhead at 8am with a rousing beer toast, a group of hardy runners took off up the trail on their way to Olympic Valley, with a halfway […]
Book Of The Month: Have Fun Out There Or Not by Brendan Leonard
After I ❤️ Running (and you can too), I am coming back for another book by Brendan Leonard (@semi_rad). This one is called Have Fun Out There Or Not: The Semi-Rad Running Essays. As you can expect from Brendan Leonard, it has a mix of text and illustration so I highly recommend the paperback (I […]
Adventure Report: The Full Evo Loop
The Evolution Loop in the Eastern Sierras (aka “Evo Loop”) has been on my list for a few years now, but each year something comes up and I haven’t been able to fit it in. That changed after a run conversation with Dan Brounstein about fall plans following his big TRT100 outing turned into a […]
TRT50 Race Report: You can run and cry at the same time
At the end of January this year, I hopped into Michelle’s car and followed my good friends Jesika and Matt Reimer to the Wallowa mountain range in Northeast Oregon. We were accompanied by Ripple, Pliny, Polar, Sloan, Fishy, Harper, Solow, Arrow, Norquay, Nakiska, Sunny, Marmot, and Revi – 13 delightfully adorable Alaskan huskies. Michelle and […]