AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts BADWATER® Salton Sea annually in late April. This remarkable event challenges up to 45 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 seventh edition, held April 28-29, 2019.

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CLICK: Racer Mugshots + Racers pose with their Support Crews + Pre-Race Meeting by Ian Parker, April 27, 2019

CLICK: Pre-Race Activities – including visting Ranchita, visiting the Sea Serpent of Borrego Springs, the group fun run though Galleta Meadows past some of the amazing sculptures, visiting the start line at Salton City the day before the race, and then Racer Check-In and the Pre-Race Meeting – by Chris Kostman and Susie Chan, April 26-27 2019.

CLICK: Race Day images (iPhone) from the Salton Sea start line to Borrego Springs by Chris Kostman and Susie Chan, April 28, 2019.

CLICK: Race Day images (Panasonic Lumix) from the Salton Sea start line to the ascent of Palomar Mountain by Chris Kostman, April 28, 2019.

CLICK: Finish Line images by Chris Kostman and Susie Chan, April 29, 2019. Note: This is a mix of images from both iPhone and Panasonic Lumix and not in sequential order: be sure to look at all the images!

CLICK: FANTASTIC Race Image Gallery from start to finish – including the trail section – by Ian Parker, April 28-29, 2019

CLICK: REALLY AWESME special Race Image Gallery by Ian Parker, April 28-29, 2019

CLICK: Image Gallery by Genn Geiger, crew for the Runphobia Team, April 28-29, 2019

Special thanks to the Race Volunteers!

Paul Tourkin and Spencer Sams: Time Station 1 (Mile 14.4, Microwave Tower) and Time Station 4 (Mile 50.2, Ranchita)

Dave and Margaret Nelson: Time Station 2 (Mile 35.2, Borrego Springs Resort)

Regina Peters and Lori Engle: Trail Marking, Time Station 3 (Mile 40.5 Lower Trailhead), and Trail Sweep

Eric Meech: Medical Support

Dr. Kent Wang: Medical Support

Scott Wall and Mark German: Roving and Medical Support

Ian Parker: Photography

Finish Line and Roving: Pamela Hogue, Susie Chan, and Shelby Kostman

Special Guest: Dale Kostman

Special Guest: Shelby Kostman

Chris Kostman: Race Director, Roving Official, Photography, Webcast, and Finish Line