Cool Moon 100M/50M/25M/14M
100M, 50M, 25M, 14M
Saturday, August 9th – Sunday, August 10th
Cool Staging Area
Auburn State Recreation Area, Cool Firehouse
for GPS, use intersection of HWY 49 and SR 193, or address 2966 State Hwy 49 Cool, Ca 95614
**Please note: MapMyRun elevations are not accurate.
With the help of some of our best volunteers, we have adjusted the course again, to help break the monotony of multiple loops. The course now 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.
There will be aid stations at approximately miles 4.5, 10.2, 14 (start/finish), 16.1, 19.75, 23.2, and 25 (start/finish), with additional water drops at miles 0.75 (Paige Harper Spring), 8.9, 11, 14.9, 18.2 (Pine Tree Circle), and 24. Cooling buckets will also be placed at mile 15.2, 15.4, 19.8, 20.2, and 20.4. Runners electing to withdraw at an aid station will receive credit for distance completed to that aid station.
Participants will be required to remain on the trails and within the course boundaries so as to not disturb the natural surroundings. Runners need be conscious of the terrain and exercise care in foot placement.
The course consists of single track and fire roads.
14-mile Loop elevation approximately 2800′
11-mile Loop elevation approximately 1150′
The average temperatures for the area are a high of 94 ⁰F and a low of 62 ⁰F, with no precipitation.
Aid stations will be stocked with Heed electrolyte drink, water, Hammer gels, and a variety of food and snacks. Drop bags will be available at the Start/Finish, Knickerbocker, and potentially one additional aid station (to be determined). Crews will not have access to the aid stations along the course–crew access will be available at the Start/Finish area only.
Runners electing to withdraw at the aid station will receive credit for distance completed to that aid station.
Aid Stations with Mileage
Many thanks to Hammer Nutrition for their generous support of this event. Please visit their site, www.hammernutrition.com, for more information about their products for performance, nutrition, and recovery.
SUPPORT CREW & PACERS
Crews will be allowed but will have access to the runners from from the Start/Finish area only. There is no vehicular access to the aid stations along the loop.
Pacers will be allowed for the 100M runners, only, after completion of a total of four loops (at mile 50).
- Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.
- Each runner must complete the entire selected course under their own power in order to be eligible for a medal. Changes to a different distance are allowed provided they are communicated to an aid station as well as upon completion of the race. Any runner dropping to a lower distance is not eligible for placement awards.
- Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations.
- Runners may not accept aid from their support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency.
- Any entrant who is unable or does not desire to finish the race must continue to the nearest aid station. The runner must relinquish their race number to the aid station captain and state their decision to withdraw.
- All runners agree to comply with directions, instructions, and decisions of the Race Directors and their appointed staff. Any decision by the Race Directors regarding a participant’s ability to continue on the course is final and non-negotiable.
- Absolutely no littering. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the rights of everyone to enjoy them.
AIR TRAVEL & LODGING
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. We suggest comparing rates on sites such as hotels.com or kayak.com, using zip code 95614 or the full start address.
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
13490 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA, 95603
RACE START & TIME LIMITS
100M/50M – 9:00am
25M/14M – 8:00am
Time limit for all events is 6:00pm Sunday August 10th.
All times are local time (Pacific Daylight Time) on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Through July 10th at 11:59pm
- 100M: $175
- 50M: $100
- 25M: $75
- 14M: $55
July 6th until August 6th at 11:59pm
- 100M: $200
- 50M: $125
- 25M: $100
- 14M: $75
Registration is available exclusively on UltraSignup through 1:59pm on August 6th, 2014. You must register no later than Monday, July 22nd in order to be guaranteed a shirt, your requested size, and finisher medal.
Race Directors: ERT is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry. Please email us with your request.
CAN I GET A VOLUNTEER?!
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 credit to an Elemental Running race of their choice.
We need volunteers for the aid stations and for the Start/Finish area.
Saturday, August 9th, 2014
5:00 – 5:45 am
All participants will receive a technical shirt and custom finisher award (upon completion of the event distance). Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race.
100M finishers will receive a custom buckle.
Barbeque and a great food spread will be available for all runners after their race as well as throughout the event.
No more need to pay for parking!! ERT will be absorbing 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; however, please note only one pass is available per runner, so carpool if you have a crew coming out.
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.