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Way Too Cool 50K

Saturday March 4th, 2023
Cool California
Distance: 50K
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The Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run, presented by Clif Bar, covers part of the Western States 100 course and finishes in Cool, Calif., hence the name. This race has become the most sought after 50K in the United States for experienced runners and novices alike. The breathtaking trails, spirited aid stations, amazing views and pure fun make this an adventure you won't want to miss.

After your run, kick back and relax as you enjoy delicious and hearty fare from the local Cool eatery, Cork & Fork. Warm your soul with a cup of homemade soup prepared by ultra runner and chef, Tim Ruffino. Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with our signature frog cupcake!

In case you're wondering, 50K is 31.068 miles, so this race is about five miles longer than the marathon.

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Tony Brickel
This is one of the most popular 50K in northern calif. It is always sold out with a waiting list. I have done this race six times. Always a great trail using a lot of the western states trail in auburn. It is a must race for anyone doing AR 50 in April.
Way Too Cool 50K, Race Date: 2022-03-05, Distance: 50K
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:13:28 Tim Tollefson 36 Mammoth Lakes, CA,USA
2nd Male 3:16:33 Eli Hemming 26 Louisville, CO,USA
3rd Male 3:18:46 Ryan Becker 27 Telluride, CO,USA
4th Male 3:19:47 Darren Thomas 28 Reno, NV,USA
Female 3:45:00 EmKay Sullivan 27 Reno, NV,USA
2nd Female 3:54:37 Ashley Brasovan 31 Golden, CO, USA
3rd Female 4:09:08 Tabor Scholl 25 Boulder,CO,USA
4th Female 4:12:16 Bailey Cossentine 25 Penn Valley, CA,USA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:51:04 Charles MacNulty 48 San Francisco, CA, USA
M 50-59 4:18:23 Spencer Punter 51 Burlingame, CA,USA
M 60-69 5:01:00 Rick Simonson 63 Telluride, CO, USA
M 70+ 7:15:54 Breese White 74 Aptos, CA, USA
F 40-49 4:55:46 Ilyce Shugall 47 San Rafael, CA, USA
F 50-59 4:53:51 Bree Lambert-Sanders 53 San Jose, CA,USA
F 60-69 6:10:38 Jeri Howland 65 Corte Madera, CA,USA
Way Too Cool 50K

The Way Too Cool 50K course features:

  • No 2 way traffic
  • 98 percent trail mostly single track
  • Spectacular scenery and views from the Secret Trail
  • More Western States trail
  • Improved spectator access
  • 5 well stocked aid stations with enthusiastic volunteers
  • Chip timing with split mat at mile 8

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