World's Most Extreme Adventure Races

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World's Most Extreme Adventure Races

From dizzying altitudes to scorching deserts, these 11 ultramarathons, ironman triathlons, and obstacle courses call for almost super human strength.

Badwater - Death Valley, CA

Running through Death Valley, CA, in July’s stifling heat that averages 120 degrees F is no jog in the sun. In fact, only 90 runners are allowed to compete. You’ll run through sand and cacti over 135 miles to Mt. Whitney, finishing with a grueling 8,000-foot ascent. You’ll be up against the world’s best runners, triatheletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers. Between improbable altitudes and heat stroke, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to hell. (badwater.com)

Badass Score: 9

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