Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 @ 5:00 AM
Registration closes: Wed, Aug 5 @ 11:59 PM

Registration is PAUSED due to COVID-19

4/29/20 COVID-19 update

I’m pausing registration until further notice. This means you may still register for Cool Moon, but the pause acts like a Waitlist. Your credit card will not be charged at this time. Auburn State Recreation Area has cancelled all special events through June 7th. This may be extended. Cool Moon is a resilient race, so I intend to put it on as long as it follows the State and ethical guidelines. If the race is unable to occur, your registration will be rolled over to the 2021 event or you will have the possibility for a partial refund 75%-50% relying on if we move forward paying third parties for the event costs in early June.

Welcome to Cool Moon 100

The local, 100-mile alternative... 40 hours to finish and earn the new buckle created by legendary Silversmith James Stegman of Comstock Heritage in Reno.


The 100-miler starts at 5:00am on Saturday, August 8th, 2020.

Questions? Ask the Race Director, Martin Sengo, by clicking the "Ask a Question" button on this page.


The course consists of a 13.5-mile loop and an 11.5-mile loop, upon which runners will alternate. Each runner will complete (4) 13.5-mile loops and (4) 11.5-mile loops to achieve the 100-mile distance. Runners will start North on a 13.5-mile, counter-clockwise loop from Cool Firehouse, head west to Pig Farm and Salt Creek, south toward the American River and back into Cool. Next, they will follow an 11.5-mile loop from Cool Firehouse South 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.

13.5-mile Loop elevation approximately 2800′
11.5-mile Loop elevation approximately 1150′

100-miler total elevation gain/loss approximately 16,000 feet.

Cut-off times

1. At 5:00pm (36:00 hours) on Sunday, August 9th at mile 88.5 at Cool Staging Area.

2. At 9:00pm (40:00 hours) on Sunday, August 9th at mile 100.0 at Cool Staging Area.

Runners who do not meet these two cut-off times will be required to turn in their bib as DNF and will not continue on the course.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be on Friday afternoon on August 7th, 2020 at The Aid Station in Auburn at 675 High Street between 3-6 pm. We will also have race morning packet pickup 4:00-5:00am for 100-mile runners.


Shirts will be ordered on the 22 of July 2020. Therefore anyone who signed up after 22 July 2020 may not get the correct size due lack of availability.


All 100-mile finishers will be awarded with a handcrafted Comstock Heritage finisher's buckle, shirt, and finisher's medal.

Overall Male and Female winners will receive a custom plaque.


Local time: 5:21 AM


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