Founded in 1984 by Chris Kostman, AdventureCORPS® has made its name producing the world’s toughest endurance races in dramatic, remote locations that few people would ever visit, let alone run or bike across. Held under the Badwater® banner, these events have allowed runners and bicyclists to explore Death Valley and the Mojave Desert, the Salton Sea and Anza-Borrego, Cape Fear and North Carolina barrier islands, and the Nevada outback in the USA, as well as the Mustang region of Nepal, Yunan Province of China, and the Republic of Artsakh.

AdventureCORPS®, Inc. owns and represents BADWATER®, “The World’s Toughest Brand, Gear, and Races.” As a brand, BADWATER represents digging deep and going farther; it is the lifestyle brand for all who push their limits while exploring the outer and inner universes.

AdventureCORPS’ world-class events for athlete-adventurers include epic running races such as BADWATER® Cape Fear in March, BADWATER® Salton Sea in April, and BADWATER® 135 Ultramarathon in July, together comprising the BADWATER® Ultra Cup.

Past events we’ve hosted include Badwater Presents Mustang Trail Race in Nepal in 2015 and Badwater Presents Mt. Gaoligong Ultra in China in 2016. Additionally, we hosted the Furnace Creek 508 ultra cycling race from 1990 through 2013 and the Silver State 508 ultra cycling race from 2014 through 2016. New BADWATER venues and events are in development across the USA and abroad, while new BADWATER products and gear are also in development.

For more information about the Badwater® brand, events, and way of life, visit

BADWATER® is a federally registered trademark owned by AdventureCORPS® in variety of classes, including – but not limited to – event production, adventure travel, publications, clothing, footwear, skin care, sunglasses, backpacks, medals & medallions, decals, patches, belt buckles, broadcast media, entertainment services, charitable fundraising, and other classes.

AdventureCORPS® is also a federally registered trademark owned by AdventureCORPS® in variety of classes.

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