Death Valley Century
Death Valley, CA
Entry includes three fully stocked checkpoints along the route with water and a great selection of food and snacks; roving SAG support; Death Valley Century tech tee and finisher award; per rider donation to both Death Valley Natural History Association and Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Friday night from 6:30 to 9:00 on patio behind room 401, facing the lawn at The Oasis Hotel (formerly Furnace Creek Hotel).
7am wave starts of 20 riders in increments 2 minutes (based on recommendations by Death Valley National Park staff)
8 hours – based on the earliest start at 7am. All riders must be off the course by 3pm.
Strict cut-off at Furnace Creek Aid Station at mile 54 (required by DVNP permit): Century riders must leave the Furnace Creek Aid Station no later than 11:15am.
Ride Description: This epic route is both scenic and challenging, covering 100 miles with about 4,500′ climbing. The first 55 miles is an out and back to Badwater and beyond. The next 46 miles include a challenging 6.5 mile, 2000′ climb up Daylight Pass (Mud Canyon) to Hells Gate and back via Beatty Road.
- Half Century/55mi/1,100ft (approx.)