In 2022, DPMR will be hosting a brand new race in the Tahoe-Truckee area – the Point Mariah Trail Marathon! With immense gratitude to the Truckee Donner Land Trust, the course will primarily run through the protected Royal Gorge land near Soda Springs, CA. Special thanks to our other land use partners at the Soda Springs Ski Resort and the National Forest Service.
The inaugural Point Mariah Trail Marathon will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 8 AM, starting and finishing at the Soda Springs Ski Resort. We’ve designed a very unique course that breaks the marathon into 5 segments, with a single aid station runners will pass through four times as the fun, boisterous centerpiece!
In an effort to welcome runners of different ability levels to this new event, we’ll also be offering a Partner Marathon option! You and a partner can run the full marathon route as a relay team – sharing the fun and the challenge and dividing up the effort. Pick a fabulous team name, then plan your hand-offs at the aid station however you’d like: how you divide up the segments is totally up to you! You can run 1 segment then have your partner run the rest of the race, you can swap each segment, you can run the first 3 segments then have your partner take it home to the finish line, etc. There are no rules on how Partners break up the course, but all hand-offs must take place at our central Aid Station.
As mentioned above, the course will feature just one awesome aid station that runners will pass through 4 total times. This centralized aid station will allow families and friends to come out and support runners on the course in person and afford runners a huge base of energy and enthusiasm throughout their race as they refuel and reset between each segment. It is our hope that this central aid station serves as much more than a traditional aid station – we’re visualizing an environment of positive encouragement, good community energy, tasty snacks, music, merrymaking, and fun. Even if you’re not planning on running, you should come out and see what we’re dreaming up – all are welcome.
If running this event doesn’t appeal to you but you’re interested in contributing to the inaugural Point Mariah Trail Marathon, we’d love your help putting on this race! Sign up to volunteer!
We’re looking forward to hosting this event and seeing you all out at Soda Springs on August 6th!