Monday, July 14, 2008

ROUTE CHANGE - Badwater Course Flooded

While it may not be officially announced on their website yet, we have word from both Leigh Corbin and some other sources that due to flooding, the 31st running of the Badwater Ultramarathon will have to reroute particiants.

Reports from the road say that due to flooding on 395, runners will now turn around at mile marker 102 and head back down to Panamint Springs where they will finish the 135 mile course.

While this must be disappointing, I'm sure they recognize that there are simply some things that are out of the control of even the most talented runner & hardiest crew on the planet. They may not be able to change the weather, but that doesn't mean they're not still out there changing lives -- every step of Lisa's 810 is going to help feed, educate, shelter or heal someone, no matter which direction that step is going.

So stay tuned in and keep those comments coming in!


Anonymous said...

The latest I've heard is that the course will not have to be re-routed.

Michele Jensen said...

Keep it up Lisa - you're awesome! I'm thinking of you from the hills of Colorado..

Matt Hart said...

i heard it got changed back to the original route!

go lisa!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,
We are here with you and following your every step. Proud does not come close to describing how we feel about the truly amazing person you are. We are sending you our hugs and kisses to let you know you are not alone, and our loving prayers to give you strength in each step you take toward your remarkable goal. We love you!

Anonymous said...

We love you Lisa and you're doing so well.
Keep moving forward!
Jill & Andy

Chandler aka "Fatty" said...

You continue to amaze me! Your drive, kindness and strength inspires me and everyone I talk to about your accomplishments. I am so proud of you.

Dane said...

i hope it does not have to be re-routed. First WS100 and now this? geesh! I picked a good year not to attempt either for the 1st time!

Anonymous said...

Go Mommy,
You're doing great...keep it up.
Love, Bella & Gabby

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa...I am so proud of you!!! But that photo of you in the ice bath breaks my heart. You look like my little niece and the sad look she had on when she took her first bath. Just think...fresh Teton Springs are waiting for you at home!

Leigh, George, Anne Marie, Scott, Terry, Laurie, and Sister Mary Beth - what a DYNAMITE crew!!! You guys are doing great! I love the photos. Take a million. And take good care of yourselves and each other out there in the desert. You have the experience!

Much love,