Truckee covers more than 2,000 miles in fitness challenge |

Truckee covers more than 2,000 miles in fitness challenge

The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District’s Fitness Center & Indoor Track held a contest for the most laps walked and run in the month of March.

Participants ran and walked all month for a chance to win a season pass to West End Beach at Donner Lake, round of golf for 2 at Ponderosa Golf Course, paddleboard rentals, and day passes to West End Beach.

In total, participants ran 16,203 laps in March, which is about 1,296 miles. The walking category covered 11,276 laps, which is 902 miles. Combined, all of the contestant’s covered 27,479 laps, or 2,198 miles.

Basically they walked from Truckee to Nashville, Tenn., in the month of March.

Individual winners and a big congratulation go to:


1st Place: Otilia Ruiz, 5,174 laps, 414 miles

2nd Place: Maricela Moreno, 5,095 laps, 408 miles

3rd Place: Lee Shontz, 1,010 laps, 81 miles


1st Place: Eric McCready, 4,350 laps, 348 miles

2nd Place: Nancy Perez, 1,280 laps, 102 miles

3rd Place: Adrienne Christensen, 963 laps ,77 miles

The contest was not only impressive by the distance covered, but it also brought results of lost weight, better endurance, and healthier overall bodies in just one month.

The success of this contest has lead the Fitness Center to think of more fun ways to get their customers to show up and be excited to be at the gym.

Be on the lookout for more engaging contests in the coming months as we continue to help our members & community live a more healthy active lifestyle.

This article was provided by the TDRPD. The Fitness Center & Indoor Track is located upstairs in the Truckee Community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Visit to learn more.

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