Cool Moon 100M/50M/25M/14M

Cool Moon

100M, 50M, 25M, 14M

100M/50M  Saturday  08/09/2014
25M/14M Sunday 08/10/2014


Cool Horse Staging Area
Auburn State Recreation Area
Cool, California
for GPS, use intersection of HWY 49 and SR 193, or address 2966 State Hwy 49 Cool, Ca 95614


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The course consists of a 14-mile loop and an 11-mile loop, upon which runners will alternate to achieve their given distance.  Runners will start east on a 14-mile, counter-clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse, east to Pig Farm and Salt Creek, north toward the American River and south back into Cool.  Next, they will follow an 11-mile, clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse toward Northside School, to Knickerbocker, to the Rim Trail, past the radio towers, back to Northside School and Knickerbocker, and back to Cool. This course is not easy, do not take it lightly.

The course consists of single track and fire roads.

14-mile Loop elevation approximately 2800′
11-mile Loop elevation approximately 1150′

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Printable and downloadable maps are available on the MapMyRun Elemental Running page. We suggest you add the MapMyRun application to your smart phone, print a map, or add the .gpx file to your Garmin.

14M Loop 11M Loop Map



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Sunrise 6:12am
Sunset 8:07pm


Sunrise 6:13am
Sunset 8:06pm

08/10/2014 is a full moon so the course should get a lot of ambient light over night.



Three aid stations plus the Start/Finish are provided along the course.  All aid stations have vehicular access; however, to minimize traffic, crews are allowed at the Start/Finish, Hwy 49, and Knickerbocker only.  Aid stations will supply water, electrolyte drink, gels, salt tablets, soda, and snacks.  

Aid Station Mile Next Aid Drop Bag
Start/Finish 0.00 4.50 X
K2 4.50 5.70
Knickerbocker 10.20 3.80 X
Start/Finish 14.00 2.10
Knickerbocker 16.10 3.65 X
Hwy 49 19.75 3.45
Knickerbocker 23.20 1.80 X
Start/Finish 25.00 0.00



Crews will be allowed but will have access to the runners at the Start/Finish, Hwy 49, and Knickerbocker only.  .

Pacers will be allowed for the 100M runners, only, after completion of two loops (at mile 50).






The best option for air travel is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), approximately 40 miles west of Auburn.  Some airlines fly into Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK), approximately 80 miles southwest of Auburn.

There is no host hotel for this event.  Nearby lodging options within five miles of the race start are listed below.  Additional options are available in Rocklin, Lincoln, and Roseville, ranging from 10-15 miles away.

Holiday Inn Auburn
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Auburn, CA, 95603

Motel 6 Auburn
1819 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA, 95603

Comfort Inn Central
1875 Auburn Ravine Rd
Auburn, CA, 95603

Quality Inn
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA, 95603





Until July 10th, 2014 at 11:59pm

100M $150.00
50M $100.00
25M $75.00
14M $55.00


July 11th, 2014 at 12:00am until August 6th, 2014 at 11:59pm

100M $175.00
50M $125.00
25M $100.00
14M $75.00


If the race does not sell out, we will accept registrations at Packet Pickup and Race Morning.

**You must register by Sunday 4/20 in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!

Race Directors: ERT is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry.  Please email us with your request.

Elemental Running is owned and operated by Veterans so we appreciate the service to country. If you are a veteran please CONTACT US and we will be happy to extend you a discount.




Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more.

Volunteers earn entry to an Elemental Running race of equal or lesser distance.




Saturday, August 9th, 2014
7:00 – 7:45 am
Start/Finish Area

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
7:00 – 7:45 am
Start/Finish Area


All participants will receive a technical shirt and a finisher medal (upon completion of the registered event).  Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race. Distribution and depth of age group awards is dependent upon participant field.

100M finishers will receive a 100M finishers buckle.

Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.

Runner instructions will be given ten (10) minutes prior to the race start. Runners are responsible for hearing all instructions, checking the website for updates, and reviewing the participant instructions email that will be sent and posted on Facebook and Twitter no later than Friday before the race.

Gear check will be available at the Start/Finish Area. Runners must mark their items clearly with their name and place them in the gear check area. Gear check is to be used at the runners’ risk; Elemental Running is not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items.


No need to pay for parking.  Elemental Running absorbs the cost of parking for the event.  Each participant will receive a parking pass with their packet pickup materials; these passes may be given to family, friends, or other spectators. Only one pass is available per runner.

All attendees and those with event passes must park inside the Knickerbocker gate (normally closed at the Cool Staging Area).  After entering, all cars must turn around and park on the south side of the road, facing east, as if exiting.

Any spectators without a parking pass are still subject to pay the $10 entry fee for Auburn SRA, and must park in the parking lot closest to the fire station.  Parking is not allowed in the trailer lot; cars will be ticketed by the rangers.



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