Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon

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Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon



  • 101 Lighthouse Wynd
    Bald Head Island NC 28461

Founders call it "The world's toughest footrace." It is a 50 km or 51 mile ultra running race featuring a twelve-mile warm-up on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by 19 or 39 miles of running on the east beach of the island and the wild, secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. Runners age 18 to 72 will come from all over North America, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom for this unique experience. The race is held on Saturday, March 17th along the Atlantic Seaboard with spectacular views of the Frying Pan Shoals to the east and wild and undeveloped marshlands to the west.

Admission: Starting at $175

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33° 51' 42.6312" / Longitude: -77° 59' 39.9588"


101 Lighthouse Wynd Bald Head Island NC 28461

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