Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®.
In 2021, AdventureCORPS® – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® ultramarathon running races in Death Valley, across the USA, and beyond – will launch a new event called Badwater® 267 VR on January 1 through 31, 2021. Unlike other Badwater races held in remote locations and generally limited to a small field of invited or specially qualified runners, Badwater 267 VR will be open to runners across the globe.
Badwater 267 VR competitors will virtually and sequentially traverse the routes of all three Badwater® races – the 51-mile Badwater Cape Fear, the 81-mile Badwater Salton Sea, and the 135-mile Badwater 135 – for a total of 267 miles or 430km. These are the three events which comprise the legendary Badwater Ultra Cup – and now Badwater 267 VR.
Starting one second after midnight on New Year’s Day, Badwater 267 VR participants will have 31 days to complete 267 miles on foot and they may cover them anywhere they want, including on a treadmill or indoor track. Participants will log their miles daily at the event’s dedicated RunSignUp page and there is also a Facebook Event page to bring everyone together. Participants will receive a BADWATER 267 VR Medal, BADWATER 267 VR tech shirt, BADWATER buff, and BADWATER sunglasses after the event concludes.
The Official Charities of Badwater 267 VR are Challenged Athletes Foundation and Bald Head Island Conservancy. All Badwater 267 VR participants are encouraged to support one or both of these fine organizations in association with the event. Runners also have the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of one or both of these organizations and therefore tie a charitable effort to their Badwater 267 VR experience. Both of these organizations do amazing work in the world, but they also do mission-critical things to support all three of the Badwater “real world” events and the overall AdventureCORPS / Badwater mission.
2021 BADWATER 135: For an exciting update about the new and innovative plans for the 2021 Badwater 135 – AKA “The World’s Toughest Foot Race” – please tune into a Facebook Live with Badwater Race Director Chris Kostman this Saturday, December 12 at 900am Pacific time. This will be hosted on the main Badwater page on Facebook and then archived for later viewing on Facebook Video.
About AdventureCORPS, Inc.:
Founded in 1984 by Chris Kostman, AdventureCORPS® made its name producing the world’s toughest endurance races in dramatic, remote locations that few people would ever visit, let alone run or bike across. Held under the Badwater® banner, these events have allowed runners and bicyclists to explore Death Valley, the Salton Sea, Cape Fear, the Mojave Desert, and the Nevada outback in the USA, as well as the Mustang region of Nepal, Yunan Province of China, and now in the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh.