Large field supports annual Turkey Trot |

Large field supports annual Turkey Trot

Staff report
Young Griffin Tuscano participates in the Donner Lake Turkey Trot's Mash Potato Mile this past Saturday. Find a photo gallery from the event at
Courtesy Mark Nadell / |

More than 200 people took part in Truckee’s annual pre-Thanksgiving runs, the Donner Lake Turkey Trot and Mash Potato Mile, this past Saturday.

The 7-mile run around Donner Lake, and accompanying 1-mile run, serve as a fundraiser for the Auburn Ski Club and Far West Nordic.

Patrick Johnson, 24, took the win in the Turkey Trot in a time of 41 minutes, 56 seconds. Luis Barraza finished runner-up in 42:17 and was followed by Gus Johnson (42:19.3), Franz Bernstein (42:25.6) and Luis Contreras (43:17.5)

Kristin Walstad was the top woman and eighth overall in a time of 46:04.1. Caitlin Curran was the second woman and 10th overall in 47:28.2, and Tara Gallant was third (14th overall) in 48:36.6. They were trailed by Annie Rutledge (49:08) and Sarah McMahan (50:01.4).

Other top-10 finishers include Raymond Anderson (6th, 44:21.5), Ross McMahan (7th, 45:09.9) and Rob McClendon (9th, 47:22.1).

A total of 135 people finished the Turkey Trot, while another 40 completed the Mash Potato Mile. More than 40 people participated in the walking division.

Eleven-year-old Izzy Terrazas won the Mash Potato Mile in a time of 6:58.1. She was followed by Nate Cutler, 12, in 7:16.6, Max Gordon, 10, in 7:49.4, Addy McDermott, 12, in 7:54.1, and Bodhi Kzuyk, 10, in 7:55.9.

Find a photo gallery from the event at

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