The annual Lake Sonoma 50 miles race is held on the rugged trails at Lake Sonoma. The course is 86% single track and 9% dirt roads, with the first 2.4 miles on a paved country road. This year the event reached its eight edition with a field of killer elites at the starting line.
Lake Sonoma is part of the Montrail Ultra Cup Series. The top two men and women finishers will each earn a spot at the 2015 Western States 100. This year’s top two consisted of Alex Varner and Ryan Bak in the men’s group. Stephanie How and Cassie Scallon formed the first two finishing women.
Filmer Billy Yang was present to capture the race. If you’ve ever been curious what it’s like to run with the lead pack in a super competitive ultra marathon, watch this video following both the elite men and women during the opening mile of the 2015 Lake Sonoma 50 Mile.
The full film will come available in the next few days. Definitely one to watch out for!