Adventures at the 2003 Bad Water Ultramarathon – 20th Anniversary


From Newnan Carnegie Library

Join the Newnan Carnegie Library and author Scott Ludwig  for a discussion on the Badwater Ultramarathon which is considered to be ‘the world’s toughest foot race.’

The event will take place at the Newnan Carnegie Library on Thursday, August 3rd at 2:30 p.m. This free event does require registration.

The Badwater Ultramarathon is conducted on a 135-mile course starting at 282 feet below sea level in the Badwater Basin and ending at an elevation of 8,360 feet at the portal of Mount Whitney. Oh, and just for fun, the race runs right through the middle of Death Valley during July, when the weather conditions are the most extreme. Find out what the experience is like from someone who completed the race on what very well may have been the hottest day on earth in 100 years.

“This will be an interesting and exciting talk on an extreme event, with extreme conditions, and with someone who actually experienced those extremities and is here to share all of those surreal adventures.” says Jessica Dunnington, Carnegie Program Associate. “It’s going to be a good one, and we enjoy having Scott here as a speaker or host for Carnegie events.” 

To register, visit EVENTBRITE. The Newnan Carnegie Library is located at 1 LaGrange Street in downtown Newnan. For more information, call 770-683-1347 or visit

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