Badwater 135 In Jeopardy

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    The Badwater Ultramarathon is one of the most challenging races of any kind. Having paced/crewed there a few years ago, I have a deep appreciation and fondness for this race. Part of the allure is the desert, the heat, the distance – it all plays a big role in creating what has been called the “world’s toughest footrace.” Badwater in Jeopardy However, for the first time, this year’s Badwater Ultramarathon had to have a new route that avoided Death Valley National Park. The Park had refused to give permits for this year’s race citing concerns of traffic and environmental hazards. Now, they have issued a new ruling that has said that no daytime events can take place in the park from June 14 – September 9. That they are willing to allow events to take place at night shows that traffic is not their primary concern with the new ruling. That is a huge blow to the iconic Badwater 135 as running through Death Valley in the heat of summer... The post Badwater 135 In Jeopardy appeared first on Running with Miles.

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