Bad Water Salton Sea

The Badwater Salton Sea Team Race

The first team ultrarace in one stage, where teams stay together over the complete distance. 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).

A team is a Team, you race together, you win or you learn together...

Unfortunately in this race we had to learn that finishing is not always a given. After 65km we had to DNF as "health" is more important than completing. This race is over and gives inspiration for more races to come.

Team "Swiss Runners" in the Desert