Course Information


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
  • 6 well stocked aid stations with enthusiastic volunteers
  • Chip timing with split mat at mile 8 and mile 21

Course Elevation Profile:

  • Elevation Gain: 4,851 ft
  • Elevation Loss: 4,851 ft
  • Min Elevation: 553 ft
  • Max Elevation: 1,802 ft

Trail Etiquette

And always follow these rules while on the trail.

Course Description and Maps

Course description (PDF)

Course Waypoint Information

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Training Tips

Tips on how to train for your first and best 50K
-Julie Fingar, Ultra Endurance Coach, athlete and race director

Train by time on your feet instead of total miles. Focus on quality workouts versus quantity. Your goal is to arrive at the start line healthy and injury free. This is 50% of the battle in getting to the start line of any endurance race.

Train on the race course if possible and or simulate race terrain.

Cross training activities such as cycling, swimming, elliptical, yoga, strength and core work should be incorporated in to the training. The key is to keep your program balanced.

Practice hydration and fueling on every run even your short, recovery runs during the week. Fill your body with good fuel and eat balanced healthy meals.

Train with others, explore the camaraderie, support and motivation with other trail runners.

Looking for a training group?

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