1 Badwater Road, Death Valley, California, Inyo County, United States

Start Date

01/01/2023

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Virtual race, 267 Miles

BADWATER: It’s a frame of mind, a global family of horizon-chasers, and a statement to the world about priorities and preconceived notions of what is possible. Badwater is a way of life! Are you ready to kick off 2023 with an authentic, original Badwater experience?

AdventureCORPS® – the organizers of the iconic worldwide series of Badwater® races – are pleased to offer the BADWATER 267 VR in which competitors will virtually and sequentially traverse the routes of all three Badwater® races – the 51-mile Badwater Cape Fear, the 81-mile Badwater Salton Sea, and the 135-mile Badwater 135 – for a total of 267 miles. These three events comprise the legendary Badwater Ultra Cup - and now Badwater 267 VR! Start off 2023 with this new challenge and immerse yourself in the world of Badwater!

If you are up to the challenge, you will complete 267 miles (430km) in the month of January. You have 31 days to complete 267 miles on foot - or 133.5 miles swimming or 1068 miles cycling or 534 miles hand-cycling - and you can do them anywhere you want, including indoors. Participation will be totally “honor system,” but there is a highly recommended Private Strava Club and Facebook Event page to bring everyone together.

Participants will receive a BADWATER 267 VR tech shirt, BADWATER buff, and BADWATER sunglasses in a custom Badwater box. For those who log the necessary miles within the RunSignUp system, a BADWATER 267 VR Medal will also be awarded. (Medals are not sent just for participating; they are sent to those who log all the necessary miles with the RunSignUp system.) These items will be shipped approximately 45 days after BADWATER 267 VR concludes. See the event webpage for all the info.

Go at your own pace, as often or as long as you want, wherever you live, anywhere on the planet! 

This is not a traditional ultra, nor a run-of-the-mill virtual – Badwater events are NEVER traditional – it’s the BADWATER 267 VR – an authentic and original BADWATER event – and we hope you will join us!

See the event webpage for all the info.

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Badwater 267 VR (Running 267 Miles)

    Kick off the New Year with Badwater 267 VR! Join us for this 31-day, 267-mile epic running challenge to start 2021 in a Badwaterly fashion! This new challenge starts January 1 and you have the entire 31 days of January to complete your mission of running, walking, and/or hiking 267 miles.
    Activity Starts: 1/1/2023 00:01 - Activity Ends: 1/31/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
      Registration closes : 1/7/2023 21:30
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51


  2. Badwater 267 VR - Cycling Division (1068 miles is the goal, which is 4x267)

    Due to demand in 2021, we added a Cycling Division for Badwater 267 VR. For this event, cyclists will log one mile per four miles of cycling in January: 1068 Miles Cycling or 4 x 267 (1 mile running = 4 miles cycling) 31 days = average of 34.45 miles per day Average Pace of 20 MPH = 1.72 hours or 1:43 spent each day Average Pace of 14 MPH = 2.87 hours or 2:52 spent each day The map of the Badwater 267 VR race route is 267 miles long and the participants need to log their miles each day on the website. Then they see themselves moving along the map. With the above, cyclists would divide their mileage by 4, in order to move along the map consistently so that everyone hits 267 miles at the end. (The goal for cyclists is to ride 1068 miles.) More info at https://www.badwater.com/event/badwater267vr/#tab-options
    Activity Starts: 1/1/2023 00:01 - Activity Ends: 1/31/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
      Registration closes : 1/7/2023 18:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51


  3. Badwater 267 VR - Multi-Sport Division (Run Miles credit as 1; Bike Miles credit as .25/mile; Swim Miles credit as 2 for each mile swam)

    Kick off the New Year with Badwater 267 VR! Join us for this 31-day, 267-mile epic running challenge to start 2021 in a Badwaterly fashion! This new challenge starts January 1 and you have the entire 31 days of January to complete the miles. Here's how the multi-sport division works: - For running, log one mile for every mile that you run/walk/hike. - For cycling, divide your cycling distance for each ride by four and log that number. (Example: You bike 12 miles, so log 3 miles.) - For swimming, log two miles for every mile you swim. (Example: You swim 1.5 miles, so log 3 miles.) You can do any combination of the sports, as many miles per workout as you want, as many workouts per day as you want. Just log everything here on RunSignUp accordingly.
    Activity Starts: 1/1/2023 00:01 - Activity Ends: 1/31/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
      Registration closes : 1/7/2023 13:00
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51


  4. Badwater 267 VR - Swimming Division (133.5 miles is the goal, which is 1/2 of 267)

    Due to demand in 2021, we added a Swimming Division for Badwater 267 VR. For this event, swimmers will log two miles for each mile of swimming in January: 133.5 Miles Swimming or 1/2 x 267 (1 mile of swimming = 2 miles running) 31 days = average of 4.306 miles per day Average Pace of 2 MPH = 2.153 hours or 2:09 spent each day Average Pace of 1.5 MPH = 2.9 hours or 2:54 spent each day The map of the Badwater 267 VR race route is 267 miles long and the participants need to log their miles each day on the website. Then they see themselves moving along the map. With the above, swimmers would credit themselves twice their swimming distance each day, in order to move along the map consistently so that everyone hits 267 miles at the end. (The goal for swimmers is to swim 133.5 miles.) More info at https://www.badwater.com/event/badwater267vr/#tab-options
    Activity Starts: 1/1/2023 00:01 - Activity Ends: 1/31/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
      Registration closes : 1/7/2023 18:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51


  5. Badwater 267 VR - Handcycle Division (534 miles is the goal, which is 2x267)

    Due to demand in 2021, we added a Hand Cycling Division for Badwater 267 VR. For this event, cyclists will log one mile per two miles of hand cycling in January: 534 Miles Cycling or 2 x 267 (2 miles cycling = 1 mile logged)
    Activity Starts: 1/1/2023 00:01 - Activity Ends: 1/31/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
      Registration closes : 1/7/2023 18:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51


  6. Badwater 267 VR Spectator & Fan (No running required!)

    If running 267 miles in January isn't really your thing, but you want to support Badwater and spectate this new virtual event, here's your chance! You can choose to receive the event swag, or not, too! (Spectators will receive the t-shirt, buff, and sunglasses, but not the medal.)
    Activity Starts: 1/1/2023 00:01 - Activity Ends: 1/31/2023 23:59
    Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 11/2/2022 08:00
      Registration closes : 1/7/2023 08:59
      Race fee : $95.00
      Processing fee : $6.51


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