This year, 273 women and 415 men will cross the starting line near the fire station in Cool at 8 a.m. Saturday. Runners are expected to finish the race between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
From the Cool Fire Station, runners complete an eight-mile loop and return to the fire station finish area via the Altra Fan Zone. From miles 8 to 13, runners will pass by Pointed Rocks Meadow and head north on the Western States Trail. From miles 20.5 to 26, participants will run from Auburn Lake Trails to Goat Hill. The final challenge takes place within miles 26 and 31.1, where athletes will follow Wendell T. Robie Trail and return to the Cool Fire Station.
The Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run course is 98 percent single-track trails with no two-way traffic.
The course includes spectator access at the start line, mile 8 and at the Cool Fire Station at 7200 St. Florian Ct., five aid stations, volunteers and professional race timing by Capital Road Race Management.
This year’s race beneficiary is the California Conservation of Trails which supports the Folsom Lake SRA Mounted Patrol.
For more information, visit wtc50k.com.
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