Tahoe Donner’s I-Did-A-Run Benefits Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

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Tahoe Donner’s I-Did-A-Run Benefits Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe


Truckee, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – As part of North Lake Tahoe’s SnowFest 2016, the 12th annual I-Did-A-Run event took place on March 13 at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area. Dogs of all shapes and sizes pulled out all the stops to compete in this on-snow dog pull race with proceeds from raffle sales raising $1,671 for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.


Dogs raced against the clock pulling covered wagon sleds over a snow-covered course and prizes were awarded to the speediest finishers among four weight divisions. In total, 38 dogs ranging in age from 5 months to 15 years old raced for the title:


  • Division 1 (0-25 pounds) winner: Raina, an American Cocker Spaniel, at 2.57 seconds, owner: Dean Eppley. Of interest, Raina was the second oldest dog that competed in this year’s event at approximately age 14.
  • Division 2 (26-50 pounds) winner: Sascha, a mixed breed adopted from the Humane Society, at 2.79 seconds, owner: Hannah Grey. Of interest, Sascha was the youngest race winner this year at age 1.
  • Division 3 (51-75 pounds) winner: Nikolai, a Siberian Husky, at 2.40 seconds, owner: Hannah Gray. Of interest, Nikolai was last year’s fastest dog and overall event winner.
  • Division 4 (76+ pounds) winner: Nellie, a Golden Retriever, at 3.11 seconds, owner: Melissa and PJ Madigan. Of interest, Nellie was one of three Golden Retrievers to race and the only winner for her breed.


The overall winner was the second consecutive year was Nikolai, owned by Hannah Grey of Dayton, Nevada. In addition to being the fastest dog and overall winner for two years, Nikolai also competed as a puppy in 2014, taking first place in division 1. To see all 2016 race results, including dog breeds, ages and owners, visit www.tahoedonner.com/2016-i-did-a-run-race-results/.


Tahoe Donner would like to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone who participated in the 12th annual I-Did-A-Run to support and benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.


About Tahoe Donner

Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada. Tahoe Donner is an eclectic community with a passion for outdoor recreation and a celebration of the Tahoe lifestyle.


Located 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of recreational facilities – some which are for members only and others which are also open to the general public. These amenities can be explored in detail at Tahoedonner.com.


For more information on Tahoe Donner, as well as its recreational facilities and events, please visit tahoedonner.com or call 530-587-9400. ‘Like’ Tahoe Donner on Facebook at facebook.com/tahoedonner and follow Tahoe Donner on Twitter @tahoedonner and Instagram @TahoeDonnerAssociation.



From scenic snowshoe tours to virtual golf, skiing, tubing and snowboarding, there is plenty to do at Tahoe Donner this winter season. Want free ice cream? On March 19, we’re devouring a 200-foot banana split and everyone is invited! And don’t miss Taste of Truckee on March 20—combine cross country skiing with gourmet foods and wines. Tickets on sale now.



11509 Northwoods Blvd.

Truckee, CA 96161

530-587-9497 (office)



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