Jim's Badwater Report: Read the report on the VHTRC Web site
All Update: Read Jim's last training update before leaving for California and the Updates posted during the event. Updates
We would like to thank you for the support you gave us in our efforts at the 2007 Kiehlís Badwater Ultramarathon. We especially want to thank all of the contributors who so generously donated to the charity we supported, the Y-ME Mid Atlantic Affiliate of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. We are so pleased to let you know that Rebecca and I presented the donations, totaling $6,966.30, to YE-Mid Atlantic on Tuesday, 28 August 2007. Thanks again for being so generous.
Team 64 II
James (Jim) Moore has been accepted to compete in the Kiehlís Badwater Ultramarathon on July 23-25, 2007. This foot race covers 135 miles non-stop from the lowest point in the United States (Badwater Basin) in Death Valley, California, to the Whitney Portals at the base of Mt Whitney, the tallest point in the lower 48 states. This event, run in temperatures up to 130F (55C), is billed as the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. Each year only 90 athletes from around the world are accepted into this race. They are accepted after having their application reviewed and ranked by a five-member race committee panel.
Jim is a federal and military retiree, formally employed with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Army, having proudly served a combined 41 years of government service.
As part of his 135 mile run across Death Valley, Jim is seeking donations to help fund breast cancer education and treatment programs. More Information on how to give
You can follow Jimís training and his run on this Web site. During the race, you can follow the updates on the Badwater web site (www.badwater.com).
Thank you very much for your support. If you have questions or would like to discuss this upcoming event, please feel free to contact Jim
Note Regarding Weather: While there are many Web sites that purport to give the Death Valley weather, most list a current temperature that comes from China Lake. China Lake is hot but not as hot as Death Valley. The link above, found with the help of Mike McCumber, lists information about Death Valley. The "current temperature" readings are not really current -- they may be several hours behind. If anyone can find a Web site that lists the current temperature in Death Valley, please let us know.
None of this is really important. As Team 64 member, Joe Malinoswki said, "It's *____ing hot!" That's all you need to know. (But, it's a dry heat!)