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Way Too Cool 50K

Friday January 3rd, 2025
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: 2023-03-04, Distance: 50K
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:21:09 Craig Hunt 32 AZ
2nd Male 3:22:05 Ryan Becker 28 CO
3rd Male 3:23:32 Christopher Myers 26 CA
4th Male 3:24:03 Preston Cates 25 AZ
Female 4:03:22 Katherine Short 32 HI
2nd Female 4:04:13 Leah Yingling 31 UT
3rd Female 4:07:10 Katie Asmuth 37 CA
4th Female 4:09:45 Kristina Randrup 24 CA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 4:22:34 Sel Henriq 47 CA
M 50-59 4:54:47 Daniel Kono 53 CA
M 60-69 5:49:33 Michael Ehredt 61 ID
M 70+ 6:07:22 Doug Croall 70 CA
F 40-49 4:51:15 Jamie Noriega 42 CA
F 50-59 5:11:27 Jenny Capel 50 NV
F 60-69 5:15:02 Luanne Park 62 CA
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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