Friday, December 09, 2005

Badwater: Apps Accepted in January for World's Toughest Foot Race

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For Immediate Release

Badwater Ultramarathon 135 mile running race

Applications Accepted in January for World's Toughest Foot Race

Globally recognized as the toughest race of its kind, the July 24-26, 2006 Badwater Ultramarathon is a pure athletic challenge of athlete, shoes, and support crew versus a brutal 135 mile stretch of highway, a hellish environment of up to 130 degrees, and a sixty hour time limit. From the start line in the bowels of Death Valley to the finish line high on Mt. Whitney, this one-of-a-kind foot race offers the promise of a supremely personal achievement along with international accolades for those who rise to the occasion.

A true "challenge of the champions," the Badwater Ultramarathon pits up to 90 of the world's toughest athletes, runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers against one another and the elements. For those whose finish in less than forty-eight hours, their reward is the coveted Badwater belt buckle.

The 29th Anniversary Badwater Ultramarathon is, and always has been, an invitational race. Applicants will be considered purely upon their race application and its specific written merits. The selection process for the next edition takes place January 3-24, 2006.
It is anticipated that the 2006 race field will include women and men from a dozen or more countries and at least two dozen American states, veterans and rookies, as well as physically challenged athletes. All applicants must meet the minimum qualifying standards prior to submitting an application.

The official charity of the race is Challenged Athletes Foundation. Sponsors include Kiehl's since 1851, Injinji, E-CAPS, and Hammer Nutrition.

Visit for all the info and to apply to the race.

--Constance Karras

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