Badwater 135

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Jul 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Badwater 135

Badwater CA,


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Entry Fee $1495
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $1495
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 135M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 90

High Point: 8300

First Year of the Event: 1977


“The World’s Toughest Foot Race”

Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, the Badwater® 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The start line is at Badwater Basin, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Whitney Portal at 8,300’ (2530m), which is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. The Badwater 135 course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600’ (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100’ (1859m) of cumulative descent. Competitors travel through places or landmarks with names like Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Panamint Springs, Keeler, Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, and the Sierra Nevada.



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