Badwater 135 Sponsors


A billion-dollar global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry and a high-performance footwear brand, SKECHERS USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. SKECHERS' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.

The company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division that includes the charity line BOBS from SKECHERS, and Skechers Performance, which includes Skechers GOrun and Skechers GOwalk footwear.


The top performing hydration devices at Badwater each year are those from Nathan. As such, we are pleased to welcome the support of Nathan as a Badwater Ultramarathon sponsor once again in 2014. Every race entrant and race staffer will receive a super reflective 600 mL Fire & Ice bottle featuring the Badwater 135 race logo. A limited number of additional such bottles will be available for sale.

Nathan inspires dedicated athletes across the globe to push potential. See the sweat in the details of Nathan’s award-winning and best-selling hydrations vests, belts, handhelds, bottles, used and abused by hundreds of thousands of athletes pushing potential across the globe, at or Facebook.


ZZYXXZ is an apparel company specializing in highly reflective wear for runners. 3M reflective graphics, on front and back, brightly reflect headlights to help keep you safe between dusk and dawn. Our reflective wear provides you with visibility up to an eighth of a mile, which is sufficient motorist reaction time in most cases. We are working to provide runners, cyclists, and anyone involved in sporting activities on our roads with highly reflective apparel that is visible, attractive and comfortable to wear. Our apparel is ultra-lightweight, moisture wicking to help keep you cool and dry. We have many styles and colors to choose from. If you choose one of our hi-viz colors, you will be more visible during the day and night.

We can also provide custom reflective apparel for teams.

You work hard to keep in shape. At ZZYXXZ, we work hard to help keep you safe while you train and exercise.

Run Safe. Ride Safe. Live Safe.


Founded by eight-time Badwater veteran Frank McKinney, and based on the principal that "stability begins at home," the Caring House Project Foundation provides shelter to the world's most desperately poor and homeless people. CHPF has impacted the poorest of the poor in the countries of Haiti, Honduras, Nicargua, Indonesia and Africa. As of today, over 7,000 people will have been sheltered because of CHPF, and thousands more are alive because of the foundation's efforts


Special thanks to Gillian Robinson and Don Lundell of Zombie Runner ("Stuff For People Who Run") for their support of the race, their donation of foot care kits to all race entrants, and for hosting a great online store where you can buy shirts, tops, hats, bumper stickers, books, posters and much more from The World's Toughest Foot Race.


Zensah seeks to create innovative products that wow and inspire every athlete to achieve their goals without limitation. With a full line of compression clothing, from compression socks to sports bras, Zensah’s advanced compression apparel helps athletes take their sport to the next level. Zensah’s Compression Leg Sleeves are the bestselling compression leg sleeves worldwide.


DII Computers is the ultimate corporate computer dealer. We are committed to providing you with high quality products and outstanding customer support. With over 100 years of industry experience, DII Computers has an excellent understanding of the distribution network.

A big thank you goes to those in Lone Pine and Inyo County providing local support for our event:

Inyo National Forest (Race Course / Finish Line)
County of Inyo, CA (Race Course)
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (Race Course)
California Highway Patrol, Bishop and Lone Pine Offices (Race Course)
Dow Villa, Lone Pine (Race and Webcast HQ)
Yolanda Chavez, Sylvia, and staff
Mount Whitney Store & Hostel
Doug, Doug Jr., and Earlene; Dave McCoy & Tracy Bahr
Lone Pine Pizza Factory
Stan and Karen Dye, Kenny and Donna Rogers