Event Description

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 15th, 2019 135 Miles

Course Type: Point-to-Point

Elevation: 15,587 7,028 ft.

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Past Races

Date Distance Total Finishers
07/23/18 135 Miles 69
07/10/17 135 Miles 75
07/18/16 135 Miles 84
07/28/15 135 Miles 79
07/21/14 135 Miles 83
07/15/13 135 Miles 80
07/16/12 135 Miles 89
07/11/11 135 Miles 81
07/12/10 135 Miles 72
07/13/09 135 Miles 75
07/14/08 135 Miles 73
07/23/07 135 Miles 78
07/24/06 135 Miles 67
07/11/05 135 Miles 67
07/12/04 135 Miles 57
07/22/03 135 Miles 46
07/23/02 135 Miles 58
07/23/01 135 Miles 55
07/27/00 135 Miles 49
07/15/99 135 Miles 33
07/16/98 135 Miles 20
07/17/97 135 Miles 20
07/18/96 135 Miles 14
07/10/95 135 Miles 16
07/11/94 135 Miles 16
07/12/93 135 Miles 10
07/13/92 135 Miles 13
07/08/91 135 Miles 14
07/09/90 135 Miles 17
07/10/89 135 Miles 4
07/11/88 135 Miles 2
07/13/87 135 Miles 5

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