1. Website -

  2. Email - Send us an email and documentation to

  3. Email discussion list - join the moderated yahoo group by sending an email to

    1. most clarification questions should go here so everybody would learn and know the answer

  4. Dawn is the , for private communication or detailed questions

  5. Facebook - join the read only Facebook Group at

  6. Strava - compare your training to other people

  7. Instagram - Something new and strange ( ... just kidding ... )

For many years, Dr. Ben Jones ( aka "Badwater" Ben) and Denise Jones maintained the list of 146 mile finishers.

Thank you Ben & Denise for helping so many people without hesitation !


Wikipedia entry for the Badwater crossings at

Wiki explains the main types of crossings: solo with crew, solo self supported and Marshall Ulrich rules for Solo Self Contained


For the last 5 years i tried to make Badwater146 community driven. For the last 2-3 years i tried to get other people involved as Admins. The smarter ones told me they would rather not be involved. Some joined and did not participate. Too many people commenting and complaining from their computer but none willing to take ownership and to offer their free time and make this better.

  1. If you (strongly) disagree or if you often disagree with what is going on re. Badwater146, please do become an Admin and help, or leave the Group. Makes no sense to be on this list if you do not believe in the rules/guidelines/purpose and you are not willing to help.

  2. The Admins are offering their free time, so as a result it is not a perfect democracy here. Nobody has the time to create a perfect anything.

  3. If you are an Admin, you must participate

    1. approve and moderate message on the list

    2. make sure that every person that announces their crossing has their info in the Master Spreadsheet

    3. check and vet every person's "Athletic Record" well in advance of their crossing

    4. Delete people's row in the Master Spreadsheet if you Deny their submission for Badwaer146

    5. respond to surveys, vote, make your opinions public and clear

    6. take responsibility for the buckles, patches, the Badwater146 name if we get sued again for copyright infringement.

  4. If you want anonymity, at least 2-3 of the Admins need to know who you are

This is the only way to reach the Admins , since at least 4 do NOT have a Facebook account

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