Donner Lake Turkey Trot

The 38th Annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot

& the Mashed Potato Mile

Saturday November 15th 2014



9:30 am Walkers start 

10:00 Mashed Potato Mile

10:30am Turkey Trot

Awards at noon (timing ends at noon)


Turkey Trot

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 online with Athlete in you or  Day of registration is hard on the race organizers and more expensive for the participants as a result.  Online registration closes November 14th 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 walking competition that is self policed. All participants in the walking event should not jog if they would like to be part of the walking competition.  If you plan to jog please enter the runners division.

 Thank you to our Sponsors:


Thanks again to our 2013 volunteers, sponsors, Town of Truckee, our Police Department and our Public Works for supporting the event

  • The Town of Truckee
  • Truckee Parks and Rec
  • Truckee Police Department
  • Truckee Public Works
  • Snow Removal Solutions
  • Treat Box Bakery, Safeway, Savemart, Grocery outlet, and SPD market


Turkey Trot Results

Turkey Trot Final Results 2013

Please check out the great photos from today!  Thank you Mark Nadell.

Turkey Trot 2012 – (2 mile snow course – due to black ice & snow)

Turkey Trot 2011 – cancelled (The town did not issue a permit!)

Turkey Trot results 2010

Turkey Trot Results 2009

Turkey Trot Results 2008

Turkey Trot Results 2007

Turkey Trot Results 2006

1987-2005 results coming soon

Turkey Trot 1986

Turkey Trot 1985

Turkey Trot 1984

Turkey Trot 1983

Turkey Trot 1982

Turkey Trot 1981

Turkey Trot 1980

Turkey Trot 1979

Turkey Trot 1978  First Race!

Event photos – click here