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DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Come and participate in one of the most challenging 50K in the Auburn/Cool area. This event has a total accumulative climbing of over 6000 feet. The name FOURmidable comes from the four major climbs along the course. The 50K and 35.5K distances will cross the famous No Hands Bridge on … MORE
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    andreak REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Single Track Running does an amazing job with races! This was my second year running this race and they did another awesome job with more great swag. The 50k runners … MORE

    Single Track Running does an amazing job with races! This was my second year running this race and they did another awesome job with more great swag. The 50k runners all received a hat, a cotton race shirt, a Klean Kanteen tumbler and a medal. The aid stations and volunteers were the best as well.

    The course is called FOURmidable due to the four main hills on the course, but there are a lot more hills than that on the course. The hills are Cardiac, which is a long uphill of steep switchbacks, K2 aka training hill which is almost a mile long with over 900 ft. of elevation gain, Knickerbocker which is long switchbacks and then finally Overlook, which brings you back to the finish area.

    Last year all of the races were on the same day, but this year the 50k was held on Saturday and the other distances on Sunday. It made a huge difference with the amount of people on the course and it was really nice not having to deal with as many runners. Another difference from last year was the conditions the trails were in. The course was very wet and muddy last year from all of the rain and there were barely any water crossings this year. It also got much warmer this year!

    It’s a beautiful course that is on the Western States trail and it goes from Auburn into Cool and back. You start at the Auburn Dam Overlook Park which has a huge parking lot and also bathrooms.

    There were burgers for the finishers and plenty of space to hang out and relax after finishing. Despite the climb back up Overlook being more awful than I remembered, this was another fun race and I hope to do it again!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    M_Sohaskey Mar 07, 2018 at 4:03pm

    You run some of the most scenic, swag-errific races Andrea! Hope you'll post a picture of the hat here, so I can be jealous too. :) Love the sound of… MORE

    You run some of the most scenic, swag-errific races Andrea! Hope you'll post a picture of the hat here, so I can be jealous too. :) Love the sound of this race, since I was a huge fan of Way Too Cool last year and would be excited to try a different course on the same network of trails. And any chance I can borrow your quads and mental game, just for a few races? :) LESS

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    mikebeckwith Mar 01, 2018 at 10:10am

    Great review, AK. I am pretty jealous of the hat, so I think I'll do it next year. But by then I'll have my #elevert hat, and everyone else will… MORE

    Great review, AK. I am pretty jealous of the hat, so I think I'll do it next year. But by then I'll have my #elevert hat, and everyone else will be jealous. :) LESS

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