Our volunteer leaders host group runs on a weekly basis. The current regular runs are listed below, click here to view more events on the calendar page. Group runs are open to anyone (you must sign the waiver and follow the Code of Conduct). We suggest either a $5 donation or click here to join Donner Party Mountain Runners for as little as $35 / calendar year.
Monday Trail Teasers
Where:: Varying trailheads in Truckee / North Lake Tahoe (Click here to see the calendar)
When:: Every Monday Evening, 6 pm – 8 pm, resuming May 9, 2016
What:: About 5 miles (all paces welcome) on a different route each week
Group Leaders:: Helen Pelster and additional volunteers
Description:: An all-paces run introducing a different trail each week. Great for trail newbies as well as experienced runners looking for new Truckee-Tahoe trail locations and running friends. Generally targeting 4-6 miles.
Tuesday Speed Work
Where:: Rotating locations (See calendar)
When:: Every Tuesday Morning, 6:30 am – 8 am
What:: Varying workouts from tempos, hills, to intervals and fartleks on single track trails and fire roads. Distances will vary from 5-9 miles.
Group Leader:: Peter Fain (Run on Dirt)
Description:: Tuesday mornings are designed to take the passionate runner, no matter the ability, and test their fortitude to grow and become a stronger, more effective runner. To the best of our ability we will group runners together of similar ability to work and push each other. We will always start with an easy one-mile warm up where all can socialize and catch up. These are the workouts that are tough to do alone. That’s why we do them together. These are hard but not intended to be intimidating.
Alder Creek Time Trials
Where:: Donner Picnic Site, 3 miles North of Truckee on Hwy 89
When:: Second Tuesday of the month, 6pm (June 14, 2016 :: July 12, 2016 :: August 9, 2016)
What:: 4-mile trail time trial and kids trail runs
Group Leader:: JP Prince and Mike & Joel Tebbutt
Description:: Test your speed on the trails in a fun, supportive environment each month this summer! Approximate 4-mile time trail course for the adults. Fun trail runs for kids, too. Bring the whole family – free for everyone and no pre-registration required.
Summer Weekend Adventures
Our extraordinary volunteer Board Members will be hosting weekend trail adventures, showcasing the best that Truckee/Tahoe has to offer, including course previews of our own Castle Peak 100k. These runs are only open to official club members (join here!) and Castle Peak 100k registrants. Click here for the club calendar.
Unofficial meet-ups are taking place all the time! Join our Facebook group to stay in the loop.