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                            March 14, 2009 

                     8:00 A.M.

                Cool Firehouse
                  7200 Florian Court
                Cool, CA
Dear Runner,
Welcome to the 2009 Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run presented by GU Sports.  This is your final confirmation before race day.  Please be sure to read all of the details of this confirmation with race updates and new enhancements for 2009! 
Check it Out!
Runner Check-in
Important Updates
New for 2009!
Way Too Cool Official Merchandise and Vintage Merchandise
Runner Check-in Information
Pre-Race Runner Check-in
Friday, March 13, 2009
Auburn Running Company
833 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603 
11 A.M. - 5 P.M. 
Friday check-in is strongly recommended!  Come early, shop and save 20% at the Auburn Running Company!
Race Day Runner Check-in
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Cool Fire Station (inside main tent)
6:00 A.M. - 7:45 A.M.
Important Updates!
Race Course- Updated Mileage
After careful review of the current course, the total mileage has been 29.83 of the 50K distance.  In order to make the course distance an accurate (31 miles), the start to Highway 49 is now 7.1 miles.  (The past distance from the start to Highway 49 had measured at 5.5 miles)  From the start, runners will traverse 2.25 miles West on the road.  Runners will be esorted by a bike lead for the first part of the course.  Miles 1 and 2 will be clearly marked with signage on barricades and on the road.  From the road, runners will turn right on the upper trail head and make their way back to re-join with the original course.  The East side of the course distances have also been measured and updated on the mileage chart.  The home stretch from Highway 49 to the Finish had been 1.7 miles.  Our measurements confirm that this identical section is "actually" 1.3 miles.  The course is now 31 miles. 
Please click Runner Packet Information to view the updated runner information packet and mileage chart. 
The 2009 event will welcome new course records for both men, women and age groups. 
Final Entrants List
The final entrants list with bib numbers is posted at:
New for 2009!
Additional Timing Mat to Record Runner Splits 
Timing mats will be located at:
Highway 49 (7.1 miles)
Highway 49 (29.7 miles)  
(**Overall and age group results will be posted at the finish line, however, runner splits will be posted Saturday evening with the Unofficial Results.)
Please be sure you cross each of the mats for your split to be recorded. 
New Signage on the Course!
Inspiring quotes and mantras will help you throughout your race.  Look for morsels of motivation at Highway 49, ALT and Goat Hill! 
Also, on the home stretch, don't miss the frog signs with ONE MILE TO GO and HALF MILE TO GO-Race to your PR! 
LEAP FROG on the Way Too Cool 50K Course!
Everyone participates and joins in the fun.
First Frog to cross Highway 49
First Frogette to cross Highway 49
Middle of the Pack Frog
Middle of the Pack Frogette
Last Frog Standing
Last Frogette Standing
All frogs and frogettes will receive a special goodie bag at the finish line awards tent!  Winners will be announced as the results are available. 
Post Race Festivities
After you cross the finish line, make your way in to the tent for a yummy Turkey, Veggie or Ham Wrap and a scoop of Pasta Salad prepared by the COOL DELI. 
Additionally, Clif Bars, Baker's Breakfast Cookies, soup and cold beverages will be served.
For your special and sweet treat, enjoy one of our homemade Fabulous Frog Cupcakes! 
Post Race Massage
The Monsters of Massage staff will be ready to relax and soothe your sore and tired muscles.  Every Way Too Cool runner will receive a future $10 off coupon for a 30 minute or 60 minute massage compliments of the Monsters.   The massage area will be located in the main tent. 
I hope you have a safe and exciting race weekend experience.  Please thank the generous sponsors who collectively contribute to the success of this event. Most importantly, please show your appreciation and thanks for the volunteers who give up their time to help ensure each of you get to the finish line.  
Stay healthy and enjoy your taper. 
I look forward to seeing you on March 14th! 

Julie Fingar
Race Director
Our Sponsors
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Way Too Cool 50K Store!  Official Merchandise and Vintage Merchandise!
Check out the "Way Too Cool Store" which will feature:
Way Too Cool Headsweats Technical Hats
Way Too Cool Headsweats Beanies  
Way Too Cool Technical Running Socks
Way Too Cool Beer Glasses
Way Too Cool Mouse Pads

The "Way Too Cool Store" will be open on Friday, March 13 at Pre-Race Runner Check-in at the Auburn Running Company AND Saturday, March 14 at the Way Too Cool Official Merchandise Tent at the finish line. 
Stock up with your Way Too Cool race favorites from the Vintage Merhcandise Bins. 
Don't miss these great deals!
Hall of Froggers 

19 Time Finishers going for their 20th Finish! 

Congratulations to Bill Finkbeiner, Denis Zilaff, Gloria Takagishi, Dennis Scott and Janet Pucci!  These five runners have completed all Cool Canyon Crawls and Way Too Cool 50K's. 
Way To Go! 
Each "frogger" will receive a special embroidered Patagonia Trail Jacket at the finish line awards tent.

Newt Patrol sponsored by Blue Planet Run Foundation

The Newt Patrol "Give a hoot, save a newt" will be out on the race course to save our friendly newts!  The Newt Patrol will clearly be identified with special Newt shirts. 

The Newt Patrol is being sponsored by Blue Planet Run Foundation. 
WTC Beneficiary
Way Too Cool 50K supports Blue Planet Run Foundation, California Conservation of Trails and Running School.  A donation will be made to each of the non profit foundations on behalf of the Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run. 
Way Too Cool 50K and American River 50 Mile Endurance Run are part of the 2009 PAUSATF Ultra Grand Prix.
Visit for more information.
Save 20%
Mark your calendar NOW!  Pick up your race packet on Friday, March 13th at Auburn Running Company and save 20% on all your running and racing gear for your ultra season! 
Offer Expires: Sunday, March 15, 2009
Way Too Cool 50K Endurance Run | 5935 Granite Lake Drive Suite #120 | Granite Bay | CA | 95746