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Date(s) - 04/29/2023 - 04/30/2023


Badwater Salton Sea

Badwater Salton Sea: Borrego Springs, CA

AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts BADWATER Salton Sea annually in late April. This remarkable event challenges up to 40 teams of two or three ultrarunners – running together as duos or trios 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. Entry is strictly limited to fifteen 2-runner teams and twenty-five 3-runner teams for a total of 115 runners.

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