More than 300 runners turn out for annual Truckee Half Marathon

More than 300 runners turned out for the annual Truckee Half Marathon.
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The seventh annual Truckee Half Marathon took place Saturday, bringing more than 300 runners out to Alibi Ale Works for the event.

Big Blue Adventure organized the race, which took runners from Historic Downtown Truckee out to Donner Lake and back.

Preston Peterson, 17 of La Porte, Indiana, took top honors, finishing the course in 1 hour, 25 minutes, 22 seconds to claim first place. Reno’s Joe Abittan, 32, took second place with a time of 1:30:23.

Truckee’s Donatas Ereminas, 41, was the top local finisher with a time of 1:31:06 to take third place. Truckee runners Dan Brounstein (1:38:10), Bryce Grebitus (1:38:40) and Ryan Ness (1:42:31) all finished within the top 10.

Reno’s Ally Protani, 24, won the women’s race with a time of 1:46:57, followed by Carson City’s Kamille Carlson, 35, with a time of 1:49:03, and Liz Lyles, 45, of Reno, with a time of 1:49:32.

Truckee’s Nicole Kunzman, 39, was the top local finisher, posting a time of 1:55:31 to take fifth place. Mackenzie Collins, 35, of Truckee finished seventh with a time of 1:57:15.

The day’s competition also featured a five-kilometer race. Jack Rattary, 17, of Walnut Creek, took first in the event with a time of 18:33. Truckee’s Jeremy Elliot, 46, was the top local finisher, posting a time of 23:38 to take ninth place. A pair of 11-year-olds from Truckee also were among the fastest times. Hudson Hollway Keim took 10th place with a time of 23:45 and Dylan Bunker finished 12th with a time of 23:53.

Truckee’s Kailey Larson, 42, finished second in the women’s division with a time of 25:41. Courtney Hollway Keim, 40, of Truckee, finished in fourth place with a time of 26:45.

Big Blue Adventure will take the weekend off before returning Sunday, Aug. 13, with the annual Marlette 50K Trail Run. For more information or to register for upcoming events, visit

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