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 15 2019
135 Miles
15,587 7,028 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
Paved or very smooth surface

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
07/23/18 135 Miles 69 24:51:47 28:23:10
07/10/17 135 Miles 75 24:56:19 34:34:43
07/18/16 135 Miles 84 21:56:32 25:53:07
07/28/15 135 Miles 79 23:27:10 27:23:27
07/21/14 135 Miles 83 23:52:55 28:37:28
07/15/13 135 Miles 80 24:38:16 29:55:29
07/16/12 135 Miles 89 22:52:55 29:53:09
07/11/11 135 Miles 81 23:41:40 28:49:27
07/12/10 135 Miles 72 24:44:48 26:16:12
07/13/09 135 Miles 75 23:39:18 27:20:18
07/14/08 135 Miles 73 23:20:16 26:51:33
07/23/07 135 Miles 78 22:51:29 34:33:40
07/24/06 135 Miles 67 25:41:18 32:07:01
07/11/05 135 Miles 67 24:36:08 30:29:55
07/12/04 135 Miles 57 27:22:48 29:22:29
07/22/03 135 Miles 46 28:51:26 28:26:52
07/23/02 135 Miles 58 32:38:57 27:56:47
07/23/01 135 Miles 55 28:18:12 40:13:40
07/27/00 135 Miles 49 25:09:05 29:48:27
07/15/99 135 Miles 33 27:49:00 36:58:00
07/16/98 135 Miles 20 28:09:00 37:33:00
07/17/97 135 Miles 20 29:10:00 37:01:00
07/18/96 135 Miles 14 33:01:00 41:13:00
07/10/95 135 Miles 16 34:15:19 40:44:01
07/11/94 135 Miles 16 32:00:33 46:57:50
07/12/93 135 Miles 10 28:53:00
07/13/92 135 Miles 13 26:18:00
07/08/91 135 Miles 14 26:34:10 36:19:20
07/09/90 135 Miles 17 27:56:20 39:27:00
07/10/89 135 Miles 4 36:10:00 66:00:00
07/11/88 135 Miles 2 80:32:00 61:47:00
07/13/87 135 Miles 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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