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Way Too Cool 50K

Saturday March 2nd, 2019
Cool California
Distance: 50K

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.
Race Date: 03/03/2018 Distance: 50K
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 03:18:04 Max King 38 Bend, OR
2nd Male 03:18:37 Jared Hazen 22 Flagstaff, AZ
3rd Male 03:20:57 Gus Gibbs 32 Boise, ID
4th Male 03:25:30 Ryan Ghelfi 29 Ashland, OR
Female 03:44:01 Ladia Albertson-Junkans 32 Cool, CA
2nd Female 03:46:43 Brittany Peterson 31 Cool, CA
3rd Female 03:56:25 Elizabeth Ryan 27 La Jolla, CA
4th Female 04:03:21 Amy Leedham 33 Larkspur, CA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 04:11:28 David Sanderson 41 Folsom, CA
M 50-59 04:04:35 Cliff Lentz 53 Brisbane, CA
M 60-69 05:49:55 Douglas Croall 65 Newcastle, CA
M 70+ 06:58:09 Charles Savage 70 Novato, CA
F 40-49 04:30:40 Christina Clark 42 Guelph, CAN
F 50-59 04:55:09 Diana Fitzpatrick 59 Larkspur, CA
F 60-69 06:06:04 Jeri Howland 61 Corte Madera, 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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