Results and History


BADWATER 135 AGE GROUP AND OVERALL COURSE RECORDS:

Age GroupMenTimeMoreWomenTime More
10-19Nickademus Hollon, 19, USA, 200933:21:29+Kaylee Frederick, 18, USA, 202340:06:43+
20-29Pete Kostelnick, 28, USA, 201621:56:32+Jen Lee Segger, 28, Canada, 200832:31:57+
30-39Yoshihiko Ishikawa, 31, Japan, 201921:33:01**+Alyson Venti (Allen), 34, USA, 201625:53:07+
40-49Simen Holvik, 46, Norway, 202322:28:08+Ashley Paulson, 41, USA, 202321:44:35**+
50-59Charlie Engle, 50, USA, 201326:15:35+Irina Reutovich, 50, Russia, 200029:48:27+
60-69David Jones, 60, USA, 201230:33:19+Norma Roberts, 62, Canada, 202133:37:49+
70-79Arthur Webb, 70, USA, 201233:45:40+Linda Quirk 70, USA, 202345:04:42+
Youngest EverNickademus Hollon, 19, USA, 200933:21:29 +Kaylee Frederick, 18, USA, 202340:06:43+
Oldest Official Finisher, 2011 to the Present (48-Hour Era)David Jones, 71, USA, 202342:15:54+Linda Quirk 70, USA, 202345:04:42+
Oldest Unofficial Finisher, 2011 to the Present (48-Hour Era)Bob Becker, 77, USA, 202248:17:27 (Honorary Finisher due to the 48-Hour Time Limit.)+
Oldest Official Finisher Ever, 1987-2010 (60-Hour Era)Jack Denness, 75, UK, 201059:13:02 (Race had a 48-hour cut-off for a buckle, but allowed up to 60 hours for a medal.) +Sigrid Eichner, 64, Germany, 200552:45:46 (Race had a 48-hour cut-off for a buckle, but allowed up to 60 hours for a medal.) +
** = overall men's course record** = overall women's course record

Badwater Hall of Fame

Results Database -1987 to present

Analysis of finishing data-1990 to present

2023 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 4-6, 2023: 100 starters. 89 Official Finishers (89%). Wave starts at 800pm, 900pm, 1000pm.
For complete 2023 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2023 webcast, click here.
For the pre-race press release, click here.

2022 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 11-13, 2022: 94 starters. 78 Official Finishers (83%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pm, 1100pm.
For complete 2022 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2022 webcast, click here.
For the pre-race press release, click here.

2021 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 19-21, 2021: 84 starters. 68 Official Finishers (81%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pm, 1100pm.
For complete 2021 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2021 webcast, click here.
For the pre-race press release, click here.

2020 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 6-8, 2020. Canceled due to COVID-19.
For the intended 2020 race roster, click here.

2019 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 15-17, 2019: 95 starters. 79 Official Finishers (83%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pm, 1100pm.
For complete 2019 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2019 webcast, click here.
For the 2019 pre-race press release, click here.

2018 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 23-25, 2018: 99 starters. 69 Official Finishers (70%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pm, 1100pm.
For complete 2018 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2018 webcast, click here.
For the 2018 pre-race press release, click here.

For the post-race press release by the National Park Service, click here.

2017 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 10-12, 2017: 97 starters. 75 Official Finishers (77.3%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pm, 1100pm.
For complete 2017 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2017 webcast, click here.
For the 2017 pre-race press release, click here.

2016 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 18-20, 2016: 97 starters. 84 Official Finishers (86.6%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pm, 1100pm.
For complete 2016 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2016 webcast, click here.
For the 2016 pre-race press release, click here.

2015 Badwater 135 (PM Start)

July 28-30, 2015: 97 starters. 79 official finishers (81%). Wave starts at 800pm, 930pam, 1100pm.
For complete 2015 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2015 webcast, click here.
For the 2015 pre-race press release, click here.

2014 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 21-23, 2014: 97 starters. 83 official finishers (86%). Wave starts at 600am, 700am, 800am
For complete 2014 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2014 webcast, click here.
For the 2014 pre-race press release, click here.

2013 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 15-17, 2013: 96 starters. 81 official finishers (84%) Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete results and results and all time splits, click here.For the 2013 webcast, click here.
For the 2013 pre-race press release, click here.

2012 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 16-18, 2012: 96 starters, 89 official finishers (93%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2012 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2012 webcast, click here.
For the 2012 pre-race press release, click here.

2011 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 11-13, 2011: 94 starters, 81 official finishers (86%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2011 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2011 webcast, click here.
For the 2011 pre-race press release, click here.

2010 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 12-14, 2010: 80 starters, 73 official finishers (91%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2010 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2010 webcast, click here.
For the 2010 pre-race press release, click here.

2009 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 13-15, 2009: 86 starters, 75 official finishers (87%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2009 results and all time splits, click here.

For the 2009 webcast, click here.
For the 2009 pre-race press release, click here. For the 2009 Race Report, click here.

2008 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 14-16, 2008: 82 starters, 75 official finishers (91%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2008 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2008 webcast, click here.
For the 2008 pre-race press release, click here.
For the 2008 Race Report, click here.

2007 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 23-25, 2007: 84 starters, 78 official finishers (93%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2007 results and all time splits, click here.

For the 2007 webcast, click here.
For the 2007 pre-race press release, click here. For the post-race press release, click here.

2006 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 24-26, 2006: 85 starters, 67 official finishers (79%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2006 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2006 webcast, click here.
For the 2006 pre-race press release, click here.
For the 2006 post-race press release, click here.
For the 2006 Race Report, click here.

2005 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 11-13, 2005: 81 starters, 67 official finishers (82.7%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2005 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2005 webcast, click here.
For the 2005 pre-race press release, click here.
For the 2005 post-race press release, click here.
For the 2005 Race Report, click here.

2004 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 12-14, 2004: 72 starters, 57 official finishers (79%). Wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2004 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2004 webcast, click here.
For the 2004 pre-race press release, click here.
For the 2004 post-race press release, click here.

2003 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 22-24, 2003: 73 starters, 46 official finishers (63%), wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2003 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2003 webcast, click here.
For the 2003 pre-race press release, click here.
For the 2003 Race Report, click here.

2002 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 23-25, 2002: 78 starters, 58 official finishers (74%), wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am.
For complete 2002 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2002 webcast, click here.
For the 2002 pre-race press release, click here. For the post-race press release, click here.
For the 2002 Race Report, click here.

2001 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 25-27, 2001: 71 starters, 55 official finishers (77%), wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2001 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2001 webcast, click here.
For the 2001 mid-race reports, click here.
For the 2001 Race Report, click here.

2000 Badwater 135 (AM Start)

July 27-29, 2000: 69 starters, 49 official finishers (71%), wave starts at 6am, 8am, 10am
For complete 2000 results and all time splits, click here.
For the 2000 webcast, click here.
For the 2000 Race Report,click here.

1999 Race (AM Start)

42 starters, 33 finishers (78%).
Matt Frederick, Hi-Tec Race Director.
Click here for race report.
For online slideshows by Chris Kostman, click here.

1998 Race (AM Start)

29 starters, 20 finishers (69%).
Matt Frederick, Hi-Tec Race Director.

1997 Race (AM Start)

27 starters, 20 finishers (74%).
Matt Frederick, Hi-Tec Race Director.
Click here for Comptetitor Magazine race coverage by Renne Gardner.

1996 Race (AM Start)

23 starters, 14 finishers (61%).
Matt Frederick, Hi-Tec Race Director.

1995 Race (PM Start)

24 starters, 16 finishers (67%).
Pam Aberle and Karen Raby, Hi-Tec Race Directors

1994 Race (PM Start)

25 starters, 16 finishers (64%).
Pam Aberle, Hi-Tec Race Director.

1993 Race (PM Start)

12 starters, 10 finishers (83%).
Chris Stai, Hi-Tec Race Director.

1992 Race (PM Start)

14 starters, 13 finishers (92%).
David Pompel, Hi-Tec Race Director.

1991 Race (PM Start)

14 starters, 14 finishers (100%).
David Pompel, Hi-Tec Race Director.
Click here for chapter five about the 1991 Badwater Race from Michael Bane’s book, Over The Edge: A Regular Guy’s Odyssey in Extreme Sports

1990 Race (PM Start)

21 starters, 17 finishers (81%).
David Pompel, Hi-Tec Race Director.

1989 Race (PM Start)

Unknown number of starters, 6 finishers.
Some times currently unknown.
Note: 146 mile course. “Badwater 146” – with the finish line illegally at the summit of Mt. Whitney – only took place in 1987, 1988, and 1989, so in the entire history of the race, that route was used just three times. In fact, only 11 individuals ever finished the race at mile 146, the summit of Mt. Whitney. 1989 was the third and final year of the 146-mile route, and even race veteran Tom Possert stopped at mile 135 with a time of 36:10. All other times shown are for the 146-mile route. Adrian Crane used cross-country skis across a portion of Death Valley, shortening the course, and so was disqualified.
Click here for competitor Bart Yasso’s race report.

1988 Race (AM Start)

July 28, 1988. 8 starters, 2 finishers. 2:46am start.
Note: 146 mile course.
The first race sponsored by Hi-Tec. Results taken from The Death Valley 300 by Richard Benyo.

1987 US vs. UK Death Valley to Mt. Whitney Race (AM Start)

July 31, 1987. 5 starters, 5 finishers. 6:25am start.
Note: 146 mile course.
Click here for race report and images.

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Badwater Salton Sea Course Records

(NOTE: Only teams that complete the course intact – remaining together as either 2x or 3x for the duration – are eligible to set or break course records.) Overall 2x and 3x records are noted with **.

TeamNamesCategoryAge GroupYearRecord Time
TeamNamesCategoryAge GroupYearRecord Time
The SeptemberistsPete Kostelnick & Jon Kuehler2x Men20+201714:04:20**
J-RayJared Fetterolf & Ray Sanchez2x Men30+201614:56:00
Too Legit To QuitDan McHugh & Walker Higgins2x Men40+201815:36:00
Prickly PairRober Buruss & Keith Straw2x Men50+201623:58:00
2x Men60+
2 Mixed20+
That Married CoupleKayla Delk & Kevin Delk2 Mixed30+201819:53:00
Los AventurerosNelva Valladares & Mark Matyazic2 Mixed40+201616:02:00
DingoBlondeAmy Costa & Mark Matyazic2 Mixed50+201617:33:00
2 Mixed60+
2 Women20+
Wingman FoundationMonique Jacques & Brittany McCullough2 Women30+201618:55:00
Sweat It OutMolly Troy & Cheryl Tulkoff2 Women40+201619:27:00
Island GirlsPamela Chapman-Markle and Kerri Kanuga2 Women50+201920:14:30
2 Women60+
3 Men20+
Disney McFarland USACarlos Cabanillas, Diego Diaz, and Oswaldo Velasquez3 Men30+201515:09:42
Electrolyte LoveWalker Higgins, Jacob Jackson, and Dan McHugh3 Men40+201915:05:00**
YinzersKeith Straw, Jeff Gleason, and Bill Thompson3 Men50+201419:39:00
Youth & InexperienceMike Arnspiger, Bob Becker, and Keith Straw3 Men60+201525:30:53
3 Mixed20+
Legend of the Dragon's ToothbrushJean Aponte, Rhea Loney, and Kevin Spruell3 Mixed30+201919:35:45
Texas Relentless RoadrunnersBrian Hill, Alison Miller, and Brian Miller3 Mixed40+201718:23:40
BatBeverley Anderson-Abs, Alan Abs, and Kermit Cuff3 Mixed50+202118:18:05
3 Mixed60+
3 Women20+
3 Women30+
The Dharma BumsBoni Collins, Jodi Samuels, and Jodi Weiss3 Women40+201522:37:40
3 Women50+
3 Women30+