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バッドウォ​​ーターウルトラマラソン

Runners to Challenge 135 Miles from Death Valley to Mt. ホイットニー

ADVENTURECORPSはバッドウォ​​ーターウルトラマラソンプレゼンツ, 世界で最も過酷な徒競走

オークパーク, カリフォルニア州 – AdventureCORPS, 株式会社, 超耐久性と極端なスポーツイベントに特化したイベント制作会社, 7月に35周年記念バッドウォ​​ーターウルトラマラソンを開催します 16-18, 2012. として世界的に認められ “世界の過酷なかけっこ,” この伝説的なイベントは、およそピット 95 世界で最も過酷な選手の – ランナー, トライアスロン, アドベンチャーレーサー, そして登山 – 1別の要素に対する. カバーする 135 マイル (217キロ) 山へのデスバレーからノンストップ. ホイットニー, 130Fまでの温度におけるCA (55C言語), それは、地球上のどこにでも提供される最も厳しいと極端なランニングレースです.

The start line is at Badwater, 死の谷, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280′ (85M) below sea level. The race finishes at Mt. Whitney Portal at 8360′ (2533M). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000′ (3962M) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700′ (1433M) of cumulative descent. Whitney Portal is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Competitors travel through places and landmarks including Mushroom Rock, ファーネイスクリーク, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, ストーブ​​パイプウェルズ, Keeler, and Lone Pine.

A true “challenge of the champions,” ザ· 2012 AdventureCORPS Badwater Ultramarathon features 49 Badwater veterans and 49 rookies: die hard “ultra-runners” of every speed and ability, as well a athletes who have the necessary running credentials, but are primarily known for their exploits as adventure racers, mountaineers, トライアスロン, or in other extreme pursuits. They represent twenty countries by citizenship or residence: アルゼンチン, Australia, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Canada, フランス, Germany, Iran, イタリア, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Serbia, スペイン, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and United States of America (and nineteen America states).

There are 18 women and 80 men. The youngest runner is 23 (rookie entrant Claire Heid of Tacoma, WA) while the oldest is 70 (Arthur Webb of Santa Rosa, カリフォルニア州, a thirteen-time finisher), with an average age of 45. Full details are available on the race roster: HTTP://dbase.adventurecorps.com/roster.php?bw_eid=55&bw=Go&fc_eid=54

The men’s course record is held by Valmir Nunez of Brazil with a time of 22:51:29 set in 2007, while the women’s course record of 26:16:12 was set in 2010 by Jamie Donaldson of Littleton, CO. It is expected that the winner of the 2012 AdventureCORPS Badwater Ultramarathon will finish in 22 へ 26 営業時間. The average finishing time is approximately 40 営業時間, while the overall time limit is 48 営業時間, as compared to the 60 hour limited used in the races held through 2010. For those who finish in less than forty-eight hours, their reward is the coveted Badwater belt buckle. There is no prize money.

ザ· 2012 race field is particularly competitive. Veteran contenders include 2011 men’s champion Oswaldo Lopez, 40, of Madera, カリフォルニア州 (also place 2nd in both 2009 と 2010; Mexico citizenship), 2010 men’s champion Zack Gingerich, 32, of Tigard, OR, 2009 men’s champion Marcos Farinazzo, 44, of Brazil and 2004 men’s champion Dean Karnazes, 49, or Ross, カリフォルニア州. Also competing is Marshall Ulrich, 61, of Idaho Springs, CO, the 17-time finisher who placed first in 1991, 1992, 1993, と 1996.

The women’s field, ととも​​に 18 参入, includes 11 rookies and 7 veterans. Veteran contenders include the 2011 women’s champion, Sumie Inagaki, 46, of Aichi, Japan and Pam Reed, 51, of Jackson, WY, ザ· 2002 と 2003 overall champion who also won the women’s field in 2005. Every year is a new year at the Badwater Ultramarathon, with rookies and “previously unknown” athletes surprising the contenders with top performances. New stars will shine as the race unfolds in July.

Now in its thirteenth year producing this race, AdventureCORPS is pleased to welcome the support of race sponsors Nathan, Caring House Project Foundation and ZombieRunner.com. AdventureCORPS also appreciates the support of the Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort, Stovepipe Wells Resort, パナミントスプリングスリゾート, Seasons Restaurant of Lone Pine, Pizza Factory of Lone Pine, Dow Villa of Lone Pine, the community of Lone Pine, カリフォルニア州, and other generous companies and individuals. 詳細情報: HTTP://www.badwater.com/sponsors.html

Official Charities of the Badwater Ultramarathon include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. As one of the very few charities that provides grants directly to athletes with a physical disability, the Challenged Athletes Foundation has raised over thirty million dollars and directly assisted thousands of challenged athletes world-wide. One of the goals of the Badwater Ultramarathon is to raise funds for, and awareness of, this organization.

AdventureCORPS and Badwater Ultramarathon are also pleased to support the Death Valley Natural History Association, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the natural and cultural history of the Death Valley region in cooperation with their government partners. We are also proud members of 1% For The Planet and the Conservation Alliance. 詳細情報: HTTP://www.adventurecorps.com/who/charity.html

今年, over 70 of the race entrants are competing on behalf of a charity of their choice. Some of those include Caring House Project Foundation, Challenged Athletes Foundation, デスバレー自然史協会, Valley of the Moon Children’s Home, Terry Fox Foundation, World Harvest Mission, and others.

This year’s race celebrates the 35th anniversary of Al Arnold’s original trek from Badwater to Mt. Whitney in 1977. Arnold, an ultrarunning pioneer and human potential guru, competed in a solo effort: just Arnold and his support crew against the elements and the clock. The official head-to-head race began ten years after Arnold’s pioneer trek, で 1987. For more info about Al Arnold and also the original race click these links:

1977 Al Arnold: HTTP://www.badwater.com/stories/1977/index.html

1987 Race: HTTP://www.badwater.com/stories/1987/index.html

The Badwater Ultramarathon is held under permits from Death Valley National Park, California Department of Transportation, Inyo国有林, and Inyo County.

RACE MAGAZINE
Download the 2012 edition (44 pages; 3.4MB):
HTTP://www.adventurecorps.com/downloads/bw/2012racemag.pdf

RACE WEBCAST
Follow the race live via the webcast at HTTP://www.badwater.com/2012web/

BADWATER ON TWITTER
Follow the 2012 Badwater Ultramarathon via Twitter. We will post race updates and observations, photo links, and important news and announcements viaHTTP://twitter.com/adventurecorps

NOTE: Please use hashtag #bw135 to join the Twitter conversation! Here’s the current conversation stream: HTTP://twitter.com/search/%23bw135

BADWATER ON FLICKR
Official race photos by the Badwater Race Staff will post to Flickr July 15-18: http://buff.ly/RY102w

Race Director Chris Kostman’s race photos will post to Flickr July 15-18 in his photostream here: HTTP://www.flickr.com/photos/chriskostman/

BADWATER ON INSTAGRAM
Badwater Race Director Chris Kostman will be posting photos “live” (whenever a cellular connection is available, which is in Furnace Creek and then the latter 1/3 of the course and the finish line) via his Instagram account. Follow his photo stream on your iPhone or Android with the Instagram app and his stream at “chriskostman.” Photos also automatically post to HTTP://pictajam.com/chriskostman for viewing online.

BADWATER ON YOUTUBE
We will be posting videos from the race on the AdventureCORPS YouTube channel. Most videos will appear on Tuesday and Wednesday, where the internet connection is far superior to that in Death Valley. Bookmark: HTTP://www.youtube.com/adventurecorps

ABOUT ADVENTURECORPS:
オークパーク, CA-based AdventureCORPS, 株式会社. アスリート経営の会社は、超耐久性と極端なスポーツイベントを生成し、推進しています, lifestyle products, とメディア. 冒険は私たちの生活の方法です. AdventureCORPS’ アスリート·冒険者のための世界クラスのイベントは、バッドウォ​​ーターウルトラマラソンやファーネイスクリークなどの壮大なレースを含める 508, plus CORPSCamp Death Valley, マウントラグナ自転車クラシック, デスバレーセンチュリー, ウルトラセンチュリー, & ダブルセンチュリー (春と秋版), CORPScamp San Diego Wine Country, CORPScamp Shasta, and Rough Riders Rally. Our products include Badwater Apparel, Badwater Skin Care, Badwater Gear, as well as other great lifestyle items and gear. We also provide a variety of adventure-related services. 年に設立された 1984 クリスKostmanによる, このグループの取り組みは、内側と外側の宇宙を探索に捧げられています, 冒険を求めて, エネルギー, and insight both in daily life and out there. 詳細情報:HTTP://www.adventurecorps.com