Those submitting an application to compete in the 2015 Badwater Ultramarathon must meet at least ONE or more of the THREE Qualifying Standards. Please review these Qualifying Standards to determine which standard(s) describes you, if any. You will be required to select at least one of these when you submit your race application. Those who do not meet at least one of these standards MAY NOT apply.
The Badwater 135 is, and always has been, an invitational race. Applicants will be considered purely upon their race application and its specific written merits.
The application submission period begins on January 19, 2015 at 900m PST and ends on February 2, 2015 at 900am PST. A committee of five race staff members, one of whom is the race director, will then review and rank each application on a scale of 0 to 10. The ranks will be tallied on February 9 and the top 90 applicants with the highest scores will be invited. At that time, or later, up to ten more applicants may be invited at the race director’s discretion, for a total of approximately 100 entrants, and about 95 actual competitors on race day.