Annual Turkey Trot to benefit Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Team |

Annual Turkey Trot to benefit Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Team

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; 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-four years later the Donner Lake Turkey Trot is a popular event attracting 200 runners from Reno, Sacramento and the Bay Area as well as many locals who enjoy the excuse to support the Auburn Ski Club and get out for a morning run/walk.

The Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Team organizes the race as a fundraiser and to get ready for the ski season. The main race starts 10:30 a.m. and the childrenand#8217;s mashed potato mile race at 10:15 a.m. at West End Beach, Donner Lake. Walkers may start anytime after registration opens at 9 a.m.-

The history calls for fun and funky and happens regardless of the weather. Auburn Ski Club has upgraded the timing and keeps the spirit of fun and families. Entry fees are kept low at just $15 for adults, $10 for 18 and under, $5 for mashed potato mile. Dogs welcome but must be on a leash and be well behaved around other dogs, please.

More information and pre-registration visit, or call 530-426-3313. Day of registration 9-10 a.m. with $5 additional fee.