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Way Too Cool 50K

Saturday March 7th, 2020
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: 03/02/2019 Distance: 50K
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 3:17:19 Anthony Costales 30 Salt Lake City, UT
2nd Male 3:19:53 Gus Gibbs 33 Boise, ID
3rd Male 3:21:48 Jeff Mogavero 25 Ardmore, PA
4th Male 3:22:50 Drew Holmen 26 San Francisco, CA
Female 3:53:10 Clare Gallagher 27 Boulder, CO
2nd Female 3:54:50 Addie Bracy 32 Longmont, CO
3rd Female 4:00:53 Anne Marie Madden 38 Vancouver, CAN
4th Female 4:04:49 Emkay Myers 24 Henderson, NV
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 4:15:15 Eric Aldrich 40 Santa Cruz, CA
M 50-59 4:01:38 Rich Hanna 54 Sacramento, CA
M 60-69 5:18:49 Ralph Berten 60 Lafayette, CA
M 70+ 7:04:39 Tom Harper 70 Auburn, CA
F 40-49 4:33:03 Jenny Comiskey 41 Mill Valley, CA
F 50-59 5:05:31 Luanne Park 58 Mount Shasta, CA
F 60-69 6:03:22 Jeri Howland 62 Coret Madera, CA
F 70+ 8:16:03 Janet Pucci 70 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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