Mar 20, 2021 at 7:45 AM
Badwater Cape Fear
Bald Head Island NC, 28461
Entry Fee $199
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $229
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Series: Badwater Ultra Cup
Participant Limit: 200
High Point: 25
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 80%
First Year of the Event: 2014
Men's Record: Michael Borst 6:29:00
Women's Record: Anne Wheatley 7:09:00
The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the (B)east Coast when BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place each year in March on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.
With 50km and 51-mile race options, Badwater® Cape Fear features a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by either 19 or 39 miles of running on the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. The race is held along the Atlantic Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and wild and undeveloped marshlands to the west. Running this remote coast is a dramatic, invigorating, and inspiring manner in which to experience the Cape Fear region in all its grandeur!
This exquisite natural setting is the perfect antidote to the “real world” and a wonderful counterpart to the desert sands and mountains of Death Valley and Anza-Borrego Desert featured in the two West Coast BADWATER® races.
Bald Head Island and nearby Southport, NC (featured in the film “Safe Haven”) are ideal vacation get-away spots for the entire family, located less than one hour from Wilmington, NC and its major airport with American, Delta, and United Airlines service. (Flying into Myrtle Beach, SC is another convenient option.) Due to the remarkable beauty and quaint southern charm of this area, as well as this impeccable, authentic BADWATER race experience, many Badwater Cape Fear participants are now making this race an annual pilgrimage!