Mountain Running Fest - Truckee Tahoe

June 18 – 29, 2024

Presented by the Donner Party Mountain Runners

Join the Donner Party Mountain Runners (DPMR) for a celebration of trail and mountain running in the greater Truckee & North Tahoe area. Over 12 days in June, we will be hosting DPMR events and supporting other activities that tie together two of our local, world-class running events:

Broken Arrow Skyrace & Western States Endurance Run

With thousands of runners, families, running brands and businesses in town during this period, what better time to come together, showcase our amazing area and running community, and help support two events we cherish and admire.

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Schedule of Events

Tues, June 18

DPMR Group Run & Social

6:00pm
Alibi Ale House, Truckee, CA

Kick off the Mountain Running Fest with DPMR and Tahoe Mountain Sports for a group social run that starts and ends at Alibi Ale House in historic downtown Truckee! ARC’TERYX will be on hand to demo their new mountain shoes. And, come try out Oofos recovery sandals after the run. Join us for anywhere from 3 to 8 miles on a mix of pavement and dirt trails, and then stay for the food, drinks and running community social. All are welcome!

Wed, June 19

DPMR Run: Explore the Trails of Truckee

8:00am
PCT Trailhead @ Hwy 40

Mt Judah & the PCT Ridge (map) – Come explore some of the best mountain trails in the Truckee-Tahoe area on a group run lead by local pro trail runner Adam Kimble, DPMR members, and Tahoe Mountain Sports. Dynafit will be bringing shoes to demo on the run, and try out Oofos recovery sandals after the run. Today’s 12-mile route will feature a climb up the PCT to the top of Mt Judah and then continuing on across the scenic PCT ridge line heading south (out and back). There will be a 5-mile option as well.

Thur, June 20

Broken Arrow Shakeout Run

5:00pm
Auld Dubliner, Olympic Valley

Broken Arrow Skyrace festivities kick off Thursday evening as DPMR and Alpenglow Sports lead a shakeout run through Olympic Valley. And, come demo the latest Salomon trail shoes. Full Broken Arrow schedule

Fri, June 21

Broken Arrow Skyrace: Day 1

Multiple Times
The Village in Olympic Valley

Race day #1 leads a full schedule of races and mountain running activities over a full weekend – including race check-in, the VK & the  Iron Face Challenge. And stop by the DPMR booth in the vendor village. Full Broken Arrow schedule

Sat, June 22

Broken Arrow Skyrace: Day 2

Multiple Times
The Village in Olympic Valley

Race day #2 features the double loop 46k and the fast and furious 11k. Start your morning with pancakes at the DPMR booth in the vendor village, and say “hey” to our members volunteering at the aid station at High Camp as you fly by. Full Broken Arrow schedule

Sun, June 23

Broken Arrow Skyrace: Day 3

Multiple Times
The Village in Olympic Valley

Race day #3 pushes the competition sky high with the always intense 23k race as well as delivering the good fun of the Kids Race. Start your morning with pancakes at the DPMR booth in the vendor village, and say “hey” to our members volunteering at the aid station at High Camp as you fly by. Full Broken Arrow schedule

Mon, June 24

DPMR Run: Explore the Trails of Truckee

8:00am
Castle Peak Trailhead

Warren Lake Loop (map): Come explore some of the best mountain trails in the Truckee-Tahoe area on a group run lead by local DPMR members and Tahoe Mountain Sports. NNormal will be joining us with shoe demos, Garmin will have watch demos, and Black Diamond will be offering pole demos. Today’s 13-mile route features a local mountain running favorite with ample climbing, breathtaking views, and amazing ridge line running. There will be a 8-mile option as well.

Tues, June 25

DPMR Group Run & Social

6:00pm
Alibi Ale House, Truckee, CA

Keep the Mountain Running Fest rolling along with DPMR, Tahoe Mountain Sports, and NNormal for a group social run that starts and ends at Alibi Ale House in historic downtown Truckee! Join us for anywhere from 3 to 8 miles on a mix of pavement and dirt trails, take part in the NNormal shoe demo, and then stay for the food, drinks and running community social. All are welcome!

Wed, June 26

Trail Work Day

Time TBD
Truckee, CA

Sign up to join DPMR and NNormal as we team up with the Truckee Trails Foundation to help clean up and restore a local trailhead or trail. Sign Up Form [comign soon]. Donate to TTF

Thur, June 27

Western States Shakeout Run

7:30am
Coffee Bar, Olympic Valley

The stoke is high as we kick the Western States festivities into gear! Join (sponsor tbd) for some easy miles to loosen up those legs in Olympic Valley on a Thursday morning shakeout run. Full Western States schedule

Fri, June 28

Western States: High Camp Challenge

10:00am
Western States Starting Line

Join (sponsor tbd) and DPMR members in a challenge to run to the top. From Basecamp to High Camp, you’ll have the chance to run the first 3-miles of the official Western States Endurance Run before the race. And stop by to say hello to us at the DPMR booth in the village. [Registration Link coming soon] Full Western States schedule

Sat, June 29

DPMR Sunrise on the Escarpment

4:00am
The Top of Olympic Valley

There are few places more exciting and breathtaking to be in mountain running than at the top of Olympic Valley to greet the States racers at sunrise when they crest Emigrant Pass and start their long journey to Auburn. Gather at the start line at 4:00am and join the DPMR crew as we run up before the race and give out plenty of high fives and big cheers – but bring your headlamp, a cowbell, and an extra layer! Full Western States schedule

2024 Mountain Running Fest

Truckee-Tahoe

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