The 40th Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot
& the Mashed Potato Mile
Saturday November 5th 2016
Thank you to all of the great participants and volunteers. It was an amazing day. We had perfect running weather. Thank you to all of our great event sponsors and to all the people that made and donated amazing raffle prizes. If you have any questions about the race or results please contact the race director, Meg Seifert, email@example.com
Event Photos by MacBeth Graphics. Thank you Mark!
Thanks all the groups that help support the 2016 Race:
- California State Parks
- Town of Truckee
- Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks
- Truckee Police Department
- Truckee Public Works
9:30 am Walkers start
10:00 Mashed Potato Mile
10:30am Turkey Trot
Awards at noon (timing ends at noon)
Pre-Reg: Adults: $25 Juniors (18 & under) $15
Day of: Adults: $40 Juniors (18 & under) $25
Mashed Potato Mile
Pre-Reg: Adults: $15 Juniors (18 & under): $10
Day of: Adults: $30 Juniors (18 & Under): $20
We encourage everyone to pre-register either online at Active.com or we will have registration at Tahoe Mt Sports November 1st-4th from 10am-4pm. All participants need to sign a waiver to participate. Parents must sign for kids under 18. 2016-17 ASC Waiver
Volunteers please sign up here
***Please note that day of registration is hard on the race organizers and more expensive for the participants as a result. Online registration closes November 4th at 4pm. ***
The idea of a fun race around Donner Lake was hatched back in 1976 by a small group of enthusiastic runners who wanted to make room for all the turkey and pies they were going to be eating in the weeks ahead. Thirty-eight years later the Donner Lake Turkey Trot is a popular event attracting 200 runners from Reno, Sacramento & The Bay Area as well as many locals who enjoy the excuse to support a good cause & get out for a morning run/walk. Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Team organizes the race as a fundraiser and a way to get ready for the ski season. The history of the event has always been to be fun and funky and happens regardless of the weather. The event has happened with snowstorms, below freezing temperatures, ice, rain and beautiful sunny days. Auburn Ski Club has upgraded the timing of the event from the self timing days, but still tries to keep the spirit of fun and families.
The walking event is a way for participants to get more time for the event. The race winners will only come from the runner’s division. If you plan to jog you should enter the runners division.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Photos were taken by Macbeth graphics and can be found here.
Past Turkey Trot Results
Turkey Trot 2012 – (2 mile snow course – due to black ice & snow)
Turkey Trot 2011 – cancelled (The town did not issue a permit!)
1987-2005 results coming soon
Turkey Trot 1978 First Race!
Event photos – click here