Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Denise Bourassa of Bend, Oregon crosses a creek around the seven mile mark Saturday. Bourassa was one of over 700 runners that started the Way Too Cool 50K race Saturday morning.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Gary Gellin leads Rich Hanna through a creek crossing Saturday. The pair finished first and second.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Way Too Cool 50k runners desended a long downhill to then cross Knickerbocker Creek Saturday morning. The crossing is about two and a half miles into the 31 mile course.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Aid station worker Shellie Johnson (L) of Auburn at the Way Too Cool eight mile 8 mark makes sure runners have what they need to refresh.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Over 700 runners started the 23rd annual 2012 Way Too Cool ultra-marathon Saturday morning in Cool. The 31 mile race was run through a hilly foothill course with several creek crossings.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Veteran ultra-marathon runner Auburn's Tim Twietmeyer, crosses a small creek Saturday in Cool.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Womens Way Too Cool 50k winner Tyler Stewart crosses a creek just outside of the Auburn Lake Trails aid station. At this point in the 31 mile race Stewart was just a little over nine miles from the finish line. Stewart was the woman's winner and finished the race ninth overall.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Rory Bosio of Soda Springs was the fifth woman to cross the finish in Saturday's Way Too Cool 50k ultra marathon. Bosio finished 30th overall with a time of 4:08:29.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Christian Finkbeiner crosses a creek near the Auburn Lake Trails aid station. The 18 year old finished the race with a time of 4:10:14.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Overall Way Too Cool winner Gary Gellin crosses the finish line with a time of 3:27:43 Saturday.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Veteran ultra marathon runner Rich Hanna (L) and Gary Gellin (R) after finishing the Way Too Cool 50K Saturday. Gellin finished first and Hanna finish closely behind him in second. The two ran the race together for most of the 31 mile course.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn's Michael Cook races through a creek crossing Saturday.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Rich Hanna 47, of Sacramento finished the Way Too Cool 50k ultra-marathon second behind Gary Gellin with a time of 3:30:10.