About the Race

Founded in 2008, the iconic Lake Sonoma 50 Miler is known for having one of most competitive fields in the United States according to UltraRunning magazine. The beautiful wine country 50-miler consists of nearly 90 percent single-track trails weaving through relentless rolling hills, testing runners with three big climbs, and traversing more than a dozen creek crossings. Ultrarunners travel to Sonoma from over 20 countries to experience one of the globe’s most popular and distinctive ultrarunning events, one that includes a trail movie festival, gourmet athlete dinner, multiple industry panels, and a lively finish line celebration featuring award-winning wine country chefs, multiple breweries, and celebrated wine from Wilson Artisan Wineries. Participants as well as their families and friends will enjoy Lake Sonoma and Healdsburg’s small-town charm at an event were 100 percent of the proceeds support the Children of Vineyard Workers Scholarship Fund that expands educational opportunities for local students.

About the Land

Lake Sonoma races are held within the native lands of the Southern Pomo.
The Southern Pomo are part of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, a federally recognized tribe.
Learn more through the links below.

Founders and Race Directors Emeriti

John Medinger & Lisa Henson

Past Race Directors

& our current race hosts! 🙂

Skip & Holly Brand

Current Race Directors

Gina Lucrezi & Justin Keller