In ultra-endurance and extreme sports events, the 32nd Badwater Ultramarathon which takes place July 13-15, 2009 is considered by some to be the “the world’s toughest foot race,”. Athletes including runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers compete 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Badwater,Death Valley CA,280′ (85m) below sea level, to the finish at Mt. Whitney Portal at 8360′ (2533m),the highest point in the contiguous United States, in temperatures up to 130F (55c). The course, covering three mountain ranges, has a total of 13,000′ (3962m) of ascent and 4,700′ (1433m) of descent.
Dear Ultra Runner, We are currently working on finalizing the race calendar/events to be included in the Grand Prix Ultra series for 2008. We will come back soon with all the details. The first race […]
The 100/50 mile races began and ended at the Gatherings Restaurant and Cabins, East of Virgil, N.Y., The course is hilly single track trail, dirt/gravel forest road and a few miles of asphalt. Elevation gain […]