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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 Juli 10-12, 2017. Now in its 40th year and recognized globally as “'s werelds zwaarste hardloopwedstrijd,” this iconic race pits up to 100 van taaiste atleten van de wereld – lopers, triatleten, adventure racers, en bergbeklimmers – tegen elkaar en de elementen.

The race starts at Badwater Basin within Death Valley National Park, the lowest point in North America at 280 voeten (85m) onder zeeniveau, 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 mijlen (217km) non-stop over the most epic terrain imaginable. including traversing three mountain ranges for a total of 14,600 voeten (4450m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 6,100 voeten (1859m) van cumulatieve afdaling. 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 uur, their reward is the coveted Badwater 135 belt buckle. (See attached.) Er is geen prijzengeld.

With a field limit of 100 lopers, 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?” naar “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 naar 25 American states and represent 20 naar 25 countries or nationalities. De 100 world-class athletes selected for the 2017 race will be announced via Facebook Live on Februari 9.

AdventureCORPS greatly appreciates the support of STYR Labs, Caring House Project Foundation, Farm To Feet Socks, Fisher Space Pen, ZZYXXZ, Nathan Performance Gear, en, plus the local support of Furnace Creek Ranch, Stovepipe Wells Resort, Panamint Springs Resort, Dow Villa, Pizza Factory, de gemeenschap van Lone Pine, CA, the people of Inyo County, en andere gulle bedrijven en particulieren. Meer info:

Official Charities of the Badwater 135 include the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Als een van de weinige goede doelen die toelagen rechtstreeks aan atleten met een lichamelijke handicap, 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, en het bewustzijn van, these organizations, along with minimizing and mitigating environmental impact. Meer info: en

The event is held under special use permits from Death Valley National Park, California Department of Transportation, Inyo National Forest, en Inyo County.

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


Chris Kostman, Chief Adventure Officer en Race Director

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd #311

Oak Park, CA 91377 VS