Google+ AdventureCORPS Presents the Badwater World's Toughest Official Website: Death Valley, Lone Pine, Mt. Whitney, Salton Sea, Cape Fear, Cerro Gordo

Click here for 2014 Badwater 135 LIVE WEBCAST!

Click here for the History of AdventureCORPS Events within Death Valley National Park and our Official Statement in Response to the 2014 Ban on Athletic Events within Death Valley National Park.

Click here to read about Death Valley National Park travesty featured on the front page of the Sunday, February 2, 2014 Los Angeles Times.

AdventureCORPS, Inc. hosts BADWATER® 135 annually in July of each year. Recognized globally as "the world's toughest foot race," this legendary event pits up to 100 of the world's toughest athletes—runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers—against one another and the elements. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop over the most epic terrain imaginable and finishing at the end of the road on Mt. Whitney, it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. The 37th anniversary edition will be held July 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday), 2014. Please Note: The new and improved 135-Mile World Championship event will feature an incredible new route based in Lone Pine, CA and which does NOT pass through Death Valley National Park, due to the National Park Service ban on athletic events in Death Valley. The 2014 route features over 17,000 feet of elevation gain, two dramatic ascents into the Sierra Nevada, and a 15-mile dirt road trek to an authentic ghost town. Info | Roster | Route | Pre-Race Press Release | Follow the 2014 Badwater 135 Live Webcast here. | Download the July 2014 edition of BADWATER Magazine featuring the Badwater 135, the entire Badwater Ultra Cup, and our newest Badwater event in Nepal! | Download the Press Kit (MS Word Doc)

The BADWATER® ULTRA CUP comprises Badwater Cape Fear in March, Badwater Salton Sea in May, and Badwater 135 in July. Those runners who complete all three full-distance events in the same calendar year will be featured on the Badwater website and their virtues will be extolled throughout the Internet and in future editions of BADWATER Magazine. Will you take on this challenge? Info & Current Standings

The BADWATER® experience comes to the East Coast for the first time when the inaugural BADWATER® CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 22, 2014. BADWATER CAPE FEAR is a 51.4-mile ultra running race featuring a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads and trails of Bald Head Island, followed by 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. It is a dramatic, invigorating, inspiring setting to experience Cape Fear at ground level in all its grandeur! A 50km route is also offered. Info | Route | Pre-Race Press Release | Download the March 2014 edition of BADWATER Magazine featuring Badwater Cape Fear!

AdventureCORPS, Inc. will host BADWATER® IMMERSION on May 2-4 in Borrego Springs, CA: Immerse yourself in the world of ultra running and Badwater with some of the biggest names and most insightful coaches, promoters, and professionals ever assembled. Come to learn, to have fun, to expand your horizons, to learn the secrets of longevity, health, and more in this jam-packed weekend get-away held at a southern California desert oasis. Come to Badwater Immersion on May 2-4 in Borrego Springs, CA! Open to the public, to anyone on the quest to know and do more, Badwater Immersion will be held immediately before the world-famous Badwater Salton Sea race, giving participants the chance to rub elbows, run, practice yoga, and hang out with some of ultra running's most elite and inspring athletes, coaches, and crew chiefs. Info | Download the May 2014 edition of BADWATER Magazine featuring Badwater Immersion and Badwater Salton Sea!

AdventureCORPS, Inc. hosts BADWATER® SALTON SEA annually in May. An official qualifier for the Badwater 135 and epic challenge in its own right, this remarkable event challenges up to 30 teams of three ultrarunners - running together for the duration, not in a relay - to tackle an unimaginable traverse of Southern California deserts and mountains. The route covers 81 miles (130km) non-stop from below sea level at the shoreline of the Salton Sea, across, up, and over Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, to the top of Palomar Mountain with a dramatic view of the Pacific Ocean. The second edition will be held May 5-6 (Monday & Tuesday), 2014. Info | 2014 Webcast | Download the May 2014 edition of BADWATER Magazine featuring Badwater Immersion and Badwater Salton Sea!

Click here for the History of AdventureCORPS Events within Death Valley National Park and our Official Statement in Response to the 2014 Ban on Athletic Events within Death Valley National Park.

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AdventureCORPS®, Inc. is an athlete-run firm producing and promoting the world's toughest races and the world's toughest brand, BADWATER®. Adventure is our way of life. AdventureCORPS' world-class events for athlete-adventurers include epic races such as BADWATER® Cape Fear in March, BADWATER® Salton Sea in May, Badwater® 135 in July, and the Silver State 508 in October, plus CORPSCamp Santa Monica Mountains in February, Death Valley Century, Ultra Century, & Double Century (Spring and Fall editions), and other events. Our products include Badwater® Apparel, Badwater® Skin Care, Badwater® Gear, as well as other great lifestyle items and services. Founded in 1984 by Chris Kostman, this group effort is dedicated to exploring the inner and outer universes, seeking adventure, energy, and insight both in daily life and "out there." Please join us!