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Way Too Cool 50K

Monday March 1st, 2021
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: 03/07/2020 Distance: 50K
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:18:04 Darren Thomas 26 Encinitas, CA
2nd Male 3:21:16 Justin Grunewald 34 Minneapolis, MN
3rd Male 3:22:06 Anthony Fagundes 30 Fair Oaks, CA
4th Male 3:24:12 Ryan Becker 25 Boulder, CO
Female 3:49:57 Kimber Mattox 31 Bend, OR
2nd Female 4:08:06 Caroline Coble 34 Mill Valley, CA
3rd Female 4:12:20 Lindsay Allison 24 Boulder, CO
4th Female 4:19:18 Jane Maus 24 Salt Lake City, UT
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:57:09 Nathan Stroh 48 Klamath Falls, OR
M 50-59 3:57:22 Rich Hanna 55 Sacramento, CA
M 60-69 5:24:28 Paul Sackles 62 San Jose, CA
M 70+ 7:04:54 Jim Magill 73 Saratoga, CA
F 40-49 4:25:48 Jenny Comiskey 42 Mill Valley, CA
F 50-59 4:41:15 Bree Lambert 51 San Jose, CA
F 60-69 6:09:23 Jeri Howland 63 Corte Madera, CA
F 70+ 8:05:03 Janet Pucci 71 Newcastle, 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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