AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts BADWATER® Salton Sea annually in late April. This remarkable event challenges up to 40 teams of two or three ultrarunners – running together as duos or trios 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 and over Anza-Borrego Desert State Park on a rugged mountain single-track trail, and then past Ranchita (and its resident Yeti, “Rancheti”) and Lake Henshaw and up East Grade to the top of Palomar Mountain with a dramatic view of the Pacific Ocean. This webcast features the fourth edition, held May 1-2, 2016.
Links: Race Roster | Race Results | Race Magazine | Race Home
Image Gallery: Racer Mugshots by Ian Parker
Image Gallery: RACE DAY! Finish Line by Chris Kostman
Live Tracking of the racers provided by TrackLeaders.com:
Special thanks to the Race Staff!
Marco Apostol, Medical Suppport, Roving Official, Photography, Finish Line
Dr. Kent Wang, Medical Support
Tim Kjenstad, Roving Official, Time Station 1 (Mile 14.4, Microwave Tower), and Time Station 4 (Mile 50.2, Ranchita), and Finish Line
Paul Tourkin and Jodie Lawton, Roving Official, Time Station 2 (Mile 35.2, Borrego Springs Resort), and Finish Line
Trasie Phan and Regina Peters, Roving Officials, Trail Marking, Time Station 3, Trail Sweep, and Finish Line
Steve Gray, Roving Official, Time Station 3 (Mile 40.5 Lower Trailhead), and Finish Line
Ian Parker, Photography
Dave and Margaret Nelson, Photography
Jo Allen and Robert Panzera of Cycling Camps San Diego, Post-Race Brunch
Jeric Wilhelmsen, Video, Ultra Racing Network
Chris Kostman, Race Director, Roving Official, Photography, Webcast, and Finish Line
Media Coverage and Blog Reports
The Borrego Sun covered the race extensively. See the archive here.
Catra Corbett’s blog report.