Donner Pass Road and Sugar Bowl Road
Come out and join Steve Buelna and crew for introductory running on a variety of local dirt and paved trails for a fun group run specifically designed for the beginning/mellow runner. Whether you are looking to learn some new places to run and meet some new running buddies or have plans to race your first half marathon, the DPMR Newbies Run Club is for you! The primary focus for these runs is to offer an inviting run option that can help to get newer runners stoked on running.
Training sessions will be on Tuesday evenings, starting at 6pm. The fourth and final session will be at the Donner Summit Train Tunnels. Meet at the dirt parking lot at the start of the Train Tunnels just off Sugar Bowl Road, south of Donner Pass Road (39.316507480427546, -120.33065277789852).
5:15pm – Shoe Demo
6:00pm – Run starts
In order to make these runs fun and safe for everyone, we need all participants to follow current state and county guidelines. In particular, these runs are limited to current DPMR members (to ensure a “stable cohort”). For those that are not vaccinated, face coverings are required before and after the run at the trailhead/parking areas, and 6-feet of physical separation will be necessary during the run. Also, please note that this is a DPMR sponsored group run subject to the DPMR Code of Conduct, so please leave furry friends at home. If guidelines change, we may be able to invite non-members.
What to bring (other than a face covering)? Running shoes and a desire to have fun! If you have a watch and a water bottle, you can bring that too. Be laced up and ready to go as the run starts at 6:00 PM sharp! The first run will be exactly 30 minutes, regardless of how fast you run. And if you have the time, hang out afterwards to socialize over beverages at an acceptable social distance of 6 feet or more (beverages compliments of DPMR).
Demos from our sponsor, Tahoe Mountain Sports, starting at 5:15pm:
- July 6: Altra
- July 13: Dynafit
- July 20: On Running and Darn Tough
- July 27: Salomon
Donner Party Mountain Runners is a grassroots non-profit running club with a mission to inform, inspire, and connect mountain runners in Truckee-Tahoe. The Newbie Run Club is free to members and membership is required to attend. Join online today at https://
See you there! Any questions, feel free to give Steve a call or text (530) 414-4264