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Badwater ® 135 Application


Application Window Open Until February 2 for Badwater® 135, “The World’s Toughest Foot Race.


Furnace Creek, CA – AdventureCORPS®, Inc, hosts of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for Juillet 10-12, 2017. Now in its 40th year and recognized globally as “le monde de la course à pied les plus difficiles,” this iconic race pits up to 100 des plus difficiles athlètes du monde – coureurs, triathlètes, coureurs d'aventure, et des alpinistes – une contre l'autre et les éléments.

The race starts at Badwater Basin within Death Valley National Park, the lowest point in North America at 280 pieds (85m) ci-dessous niveau de la mer, and the location officially recognized as the hottest spot on earth (hitting 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913). From that auspicious start line, the course covers 135 miles (217km) non-stop over the most epic terrain imaginable. including traversing three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600 pieds (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100 pieds (1859m) cumulatif de la descente. The race finishes at the end of the road high on Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the Lower 48, making it the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. For those who finish in less than 48 heures, their reward is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle. (See attached.) Il n'ya pas de prix en argent.

With a field limit of 100 coureurs, the Badwater 135 is, and always has been, an invitational race. Applicants must meet rigorous qualifying standards prior to submitting an application, which is then reviewed and scored by a committee. For rookie entrants, minimum requirements include three 100-mile race finishes or a completion of the Brazil 135, plus submitting an extensive application with running resumé, details of charitable efforts, along with answering a variety of questions ranging fromWhat percentage of your athletic peers would say that you are a good human being?” à “What is the meaning of life?” More information is here: The actual application is here:

Based on past participation, it is anticipated that the 2017 field will include runners from 20 à 25 American states and represent 20 à 25 countries or nationalities. La 100 world-class athletes selected for the 2017 race will be announced via Facebook Live on Février 9.

AdventureCORPS greatly appreciates the support of STYR Labs, Caring House Project Foundation, Farm To Feet Socks, Fisher Space Pen, ZZYXXZ, Nathan Performance Gear, et, plus the local support of Furnace Creek Ranch, Stovepipe Wells Resort, Panamint Springs Resort, Dow Villa, Pizza Factory, la communauté de Lone Pine, CA, the people of Inyo County, et d'autres sociétés et individus généreux. Plus d'info:

Official Charities of the Badwater 135 include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Comme l'un des organismes de bienfaisance très peu qui accorde des subventions directement aux athlètes ayant un handicap physique, the Challenged Athletes Foundation has raised over seventy-six million dollars and directly assisted thousands of challenged athletes world-wide and in all 50 US states.

AdventureCORPS also supports the Bald Head Island Conservancy, Conservation Alliance, and One Percent For The Planet, among others. One of the goals of the Badwater 135 is to raise funds for, et la sensibilisation des, these organizations, along with minimizing and mitigating environmental impact. Plus d'info: et

The event is held under special use permits from Death Valley National Park, California Department of Transportation, Inyo National Forest, et comté d'Inyo.

Additional Badwater events this year include the 51-mile Badwater Cape Fear on Mars 18 and 81-mile Badwater Salton Sea on Avril 30. These two events, along with the Badwater 135, comprise the Badwater Ultra Cup.


Chris Kostman, Aventure chef de la direction et directeur de course

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd. #311

Oak Park, CA 91377 USA