Hall of Fame: Richard Benyo and Tom Crawford

In 2004, Richard Benyo and Tom Crawford were inducted. They organized the first Badwater race in 1987, then became the first runners to complete a double Badwater, in 1989, about which Richard published the book, “The Death Valley 300.”

Their plaques read:

Richard Benyo/Tom Crawford is proudly inducted into the Badwater Hall of Fame
in recognition of his efforts in promoting the race and “making it a double” (twice!)