AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts BADWATER® Salton Sea annually in late April or early May (but in 2021 it will be held in early November instead.) This remarkable event challenges up to 45 teams of two or three (and now four) ultrarunners – running together as duos, trios, or quads for the duration, NOT in a relay – to tackle an unimaginable traverse of Southern California deserts and mountains. The  route covers 81 miles (130km) from Salton City (elevation 234 feet / 71m below sea level) to Palomar Mountain, the almost tallest mountain in San Diego County (elevation 5500 feet / 1676m.) Eight of the 81 race miles pass through Anza-Borrego State Park on a single track trail known as the California Riding and Hiking Trail from near Borrego Springs to near Ranchita, creating a race route which is a mix of road and trail. There is a total elevation gain of over 9000 feet (2740m).

The seven previous editions were received with wide acclaim. The eighth edition – with a limit of approximately 115 runners – is scheduled for November 7-8, 2021. (In 2022, we anticipate hosting the race on May 1-2, 2022.)

Entry is limited to twenty 2-runner teams and twenty-five 3- or 4-runner teams.

2019 links: Results / Roster / Webcast Page / Magazine