Posted by: Bonnie Phelps | May 3, 2015

Runners on Palomar about 7:30 pm + link to follow the Race

From: Joe Nackamura

Sunday is the big race!  We will be running up East Grade Road .  There is a time check in for the runners at the fire station as we head up the road.  We hope to be at the Palomar Fire Station and heading up East Grade Road at 7:30 pm.  If we are, that’ll be a couple mins ahead of the first place teams from the last 2 yrs.

If you’d like to follow our progress as the race unfolds this Sunday… the links are below.  I’m not sure how often the links will be updated, so I’ll try to get my crew to update Marcela and have her post on my Facebook while we’re out there.

My team name is

Thanks again for all you support!  Joe

We’re going for it! Here’s all the info:

From: AdventureCORPS <> Date: May 1, 2015 at 11:59:38 PM PDT To: Chris Kostman <> Subject: Badwater Salton Sea this Sunday – Monday

Hello 2015 Badwater Salton Sea Runners and Staff!

(Please spread the word! Pass this along to your friend, running clubs, online forums and Google Groups, your FB page, etc. Thank you!

Follow the 2015 Badwater Salton Sea this Sunday-Monday, May 3-4, 2015! 

Via the webcast:

Via Twitter: @Badwater and Hashtag ‪#‎BadwaterSS

Via Instagram: @ChrisKostman and @Badwater HQ

Via Time Splits:

Via Race Roster:

The race begins at 700am on Sunday morning (PST) and concludes up to 28 hours later. We will have a live webcam at the finish line (app 1100pm Sunday night to 1100am Monday morning):

AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts BADWATER® Salton Sea annually in May. This remarkable event challenges up to 25 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) non-stop from below sea level at the shoreline of the Salton Sea, across, up, and over Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, to the top of Palomar Mountain with a dramatic view of the Pacific Ocean. The inaugural race was held in 2013 and was received with wide acclaim. Fourteen teams competed in 2013 and nineteen teams competed in 2014. The third edition – with 20 teams competing – will be held May 3-4, 2015.

The BADWATER Salton Sea route is 81 miles from Salton City (elevation 125 feet below sea level) to Palomar Mountain, the almost tallest mountain in San Diego County (finish line elevation: 5500 feet above sea level.) There is a total elevation gain of over 9000 feet.  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.

The race is the second leg in the three-event race series known as the Badwater Ultra Cup and featuring Badwater Cape Fear in March, Badwater Salton Sea in May, and Badwater 135 in July. This year, 12 remarkable athletes are attempting the Badwater Ultra Cup:

Jill Andersen, Reno, NV

Norma Bastidas of Delta, BC, Canada

Bob Becker, age 70, of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bonnie Collins of Delray Beach, FL

Dale Cougot of Garland, TX

Meredith Dolhare of Charlotte, NC

Kelly Lim of Singapore

Phil Nimmo of Mansfield, TX (also a 2014 BWUC finisher)

Russ Reinbolt of La Jolla, CA

Emily Ryan of Washington, DC

Keith Straw of Malvern, PA (also a 2014 BWUC finisher)

Jodi Weiss of Highland Beach, FL

Thanks for your support and enthusiasm!

Yours in sport, Chris Kostman, Chief Adventure Officer and Race Director AdventureCORPS, Inc. 638 Lindero Canyon Rd #311 Oak Park, CA 91377 USA

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