Recognized globally as "the world's toughest foot race," this legendary event pits up to 90 of the world’s toughest athletes—runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers—against one another and the elements. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F (55c), it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.

The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280’ (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Mt. Whitney Portal at 8360' (2533m). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000’ (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700’ (1433m) of cumulative descent. Whitney Portal is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Competitors travel through places and landmarks including Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil’s Cornfield, Devil’s Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Keeler and Lone Pine.

Upcoming Races

Jul 6 2020
135 Miles
15,587 7,028 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
1 Surface Rating
Paved or very smooth surface

Results

135 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
07/15/19 79 21:33:01 24:13:24
07/23/18 69 24:51:47 28:23:10
07/10/17 75 24:56:19 34:34:43
07/18/16 84 21:56:32 25:53:07
07/28/15 79 23:27:10 27:23:27
07/21/14 83 23:52:55 28:37:28
07/15/13 80 24:38:16 29:55:29
07/16/12 89 22:52:55 29:53:09
07/11/11 81 23:41:40 28:49:27
07/12/10 72 24:44:48 26:16:12
07/13/09 75 23:39:18 27:20:18
07/14/08 73 23:20:16 26:51:33
07/23/07 78 22:51:29 34:33:40
07/24/06 67 25:41:18 32:07:01
07/11/05 67 24:36:08 30:29:55
07/12/04 57 27:22:48 29:22:29
07/22/03 46 28:51:26 28:26:52
07/23/02 58 32:38:57 27:56:47
07/23/01 55 28:18:12 40:13:40
07/27/00 49 25:09:05 29:48:27
07/15/99 33 27:49:00 36:58:00
07/16/98 20 28:09:00 37:33:00
07/17/97 20 29:10:00 37:01:00
07/18/96 14 33:01:00 41:13:00
07/10/95 16 34:15:19 40:44:01
07/11/94 16 32:00:33 46:57:50
07/12/93 10 28:53:00
07/13/92 13 26:18:00
07/08/91 14 26:34:10 36:19:20
07/09/90 17 27:56:20 39:27:00
07/10/89 4 36:10:00 66:00:00
07/11/88 2 80:32:00 61:47:00
07/13/87 5 58:57:34 52:45:00
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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