Death Valley Cup

The Death Valley Cup recognizes those athletes who complete both the Badwater Ultramarathon 135 Mile Running Race and the Furnace Creek 508 Mile Bicycle Race in the same calendar year. This is a form of recognition for those athletes who complete both races in the same year, and also an actual plaque that is awarded each time an athlete breaks the current overall record for either the men's or women's divisions. Thus, there are, at any given moment, two Death Valley Cup Record Holders, as well as an ongoing, slowly increasing list of Death Valley Cup Finishers. To earn this recognition is a very significant achievement in endurance sports and especially for those athletes who have come to know and love Death Valley and its environs.

For information on the Badwater Ultramarathon, visit www.badwater.com.

 

Current Death Valley Cup Record Holders

Charlie Engle, "Water Dragon"
Greensboro, NC, 47 (2nd DV Cup)
2009 Badwater, 25:45:11,
4th place
Furnace Creek, 33:19:25,
4th place
=59:04:36
total time*
Images
Shanna Armstrong "Dik Dik"
Lubbock, TX, 34
2008 Badwater, 31:16:10,
3rd female, 7th overall
Furnace Creek, 34:30:58,
5th female, 24th overall
=65:47:08
total time*
Images

(*To receive the Death Valley Cup plaque, these combined record times must be broken.) 

All Death Valley Cup Finishers, in order of fastest to least fast

Charlie Engle, "Water Dragon"
Greensboro, NC, 47 (2nd DV Cup)
2009 Badwater, 25:45:11,
4th place
Furnace Creek, 33:19:25,
4th place
=59:04:36
total time*
Images
Kaname Sakurai, "Sea Lion"
Nagoya, Japan, 36
2000 Badwater, 27:52:14,
3rd place
Furnace Creek, 32:31:56,
2nd place
=60:24:10
total time*
Images
Charlie Engle, "Water Dragon"
Greensboro, NC, 45
2007 Badwater, 27:42:32,
5th place
Furnace Creek, 34:31:12,
13th place
=62:13:44
total time
Images
Shanna Armstrong "Dik Dik"
Lubbock, TX, 34
2008 Badwater, 31:16:10,
3rd female, 7th overall
Furnace Creek, 34:30:58,
5th female, 24th overall
=65:47:08
total time*
Images
Danny Westergaard, "Wiener Dog"
Rolling Hills, CA, 48
2007 Badwater, 32:22:58,
12th place
Furnace Creek, 35:51:38,
19th place
=68:14:36
total time
Images
Monica Fernandez, "Quetzal"
Casablanca, Morocco, 40, Guatemala
2008 Badwater, 35:17:59,
7th female, 12th overall
Furnace Creek, 32:58:12
2nd female, 12th overall
=68:16:11
total time
Images
Patrick Candé, "Golden Eagle"
Tahiti, French Polynesia, 48
2005 Badwater, 34:13:21,
7th place
Furnace Creek, 36:52:12
37th place
=71:05:33
total time
Images
Danny Westergaard, "Wiener Dog"
Rolling Hills, CA, 49 (2nd DV Cup)
2008 Badwater, 36:31:46,
17th place
Furnace Creek, 34:38:34,
23rd place place
=71:10:20
total time
Images
Ted Philip, "Mountin Gorilla"
Wayland, ME, 47
2012 Badwater, 32:30:48,
24th place
Furnace Creek, 38:52:59,
17th place
=71:23:47,
total time
Marshall Ulrich, "Unicorn"
Ft. Morgan, CO, 43 (1st Ever DV Cup)
1996 Badwater, 33:01,
1st place
Furnace Creek, 38:32:45
16th place
=71:33:45
total time
Images
Nickademus Hollon, "Horned Lizard"
San Diego, CA, 20 (2nd DV Cup)
2010 Badwater, 31:53:00
13th place
Furnace Creek, 39:53:28
21st place
=71:46:28
total time
Images
Monica Scholz, "Scarlett Fairy Cup"
Jerseyville, Ontario, Canada, 39
(2nd DV Cup)
2006 Badwater, 32:07:01,
1st female, 8th overall
Furnace Creek, 40:00:02,
2nd female, 27th overall
=72:07:01
total time
Images
Jean Michel Monot, "Manta Ray"
Tahiti, French Polynesia, 45
2005 Badwater, 36:51:12,
11th place
Furnace Creek, 35:53:48
31st place
=72:45:00
total time
Images
Danny Westergaard, "Wiener Dog"
Rolling Hills, CA, 53 (6th DV Cup)
2012 Badwater, 39:52:42,
26th place
Furnace Creek, 33:22:00,
20th place
=73:14:42
total time
Monica Scholz, "Scarlett Fairy Cup"
Jerseyville, ON, Canada, 37
2004 Badwater, 29:22:29,
1st female, 3rd overall
Furnace Creek, 44:29:15,
1st female, 25th overall
=73:51:44
total time
Images
Danny Westergaard, "Wiener Dog"
Rolling Hills, CA, 50 (3rd DV Cup)
2009 Badwater, 35:51:24,
28th place
Furnace Creek, 39:54:25,
14th place place
=75:45:49
total time
Images
Danny Westergaard, "Wiener Dog"
Rolling Hills, CA, 52 (5th DV Cup)
2011 Badwater, 38:29:58
42nd place
Furnace Creek, 37:40:22
23rd place
=76:10:20 Images
Nickademus Hollon, "Horned Lizard"
San Diego, CA, 19
2009 Badwater, 33:21:29,
18th place
Furnace Creek, 44:06:44,
24th place place
=77:28:13
total time
Images
Michele Santilhano, "Shongololo"
Menlo Park, CA, 38, South Africa
2008 Badwater, 39:42:23,
11th female, 29th overall
Furnace Creek, 38:01:42,
7th female, 42nd overall
=77:44:05
total time
Images
Danny Westergaard, "Wiener Dog"
Rolling Hills, CA, 51 (4th DV Cup)
2010 Badwater, 37:13:19
30th place
Furnace Creek, 40:32:17
23rd place
=77:45:36
total time
Images
Steve Teal, "Desert Duck"
Phelan, CA, 42 (3rd DV Cup)
2007 Badwater, 44:16:27,
50th place
Furnace Creek, 34:16:04,
11th place
=78:32:31
total time
Images
Tim Hewitt, "Muskox"
Greensburg, PA, 56
2010 Badwater, 36:30:52
26th place
Furnace Creek, 42:11:07
32nd place
=78:41:59
total time
Images
Steve Teal, "Desert Duck"
Phelan, CA, 45 (5th DV Cup)
2010 Badwater, 42:15:49
47th place
Furnace Creek, 37:15:00,
16th place
=79:30:49
total time
Images
Steve Teal, "Desert Duck"
Phelan, CA, 40
2005 Badwater, 43:56:20,
34th place
Furnace Creek, 35:39:52
29th place
=79:46:12
total time
Images
Steve Teal, "Desert Duck"
Phelan, CA, 43 (4th DV Cup)
2008 Badwater, 45:24:20,
56th place
Furnace Creek, 35:12:55,
26th place
=80:37:15
total time
Images
Angelika Castaneda, "Cat"
San Diego, CA, 56
1999 Badwater, 36:58,
1st female, 8th overall
Furnace Creek, 43:46:40,
3rd female, 18th overall
=80:44:40
total time*
Images
Steve Teal, "Desert Duck"
Phelan, CA, 41 (2nd DV Cup)
2006 Badwater, 42:29:16,
32nd place
Furnace Creek, 41:24:06
29th place
=83:53:22
total time
Images
Greg Pressler, "Pheasant"
Portland, OR, 43
2011 Badwater, 38:36:46
43rd place
Furnace Creek, 42:18:56
39th place
=80:55:42 Images
David Jackson, "Jackass"
Lexington, KY, 43
2002 Badwater, 47:12:30,
25th place
Furnace Creek, 38:56:12
15th place
=86:08:42
total time
Images
Del Scharffenberg, "Spider"
Portland, OR, 52
1997 Badwater, 48:16,
13th place
Furnace Creek, 42:15:26,
10th place
=90:31:26
total time
Images
Paul Grimm, "Wile E Coyote"
Littleton, CO, 44
2012 Badwater, 46:13:12,
87th place
Furnace Creek, 45:10:28,
41st place
=91:23:40,
total time
Charlie Liskey, "Lizard"
Somis, CA, 40
1996 Badwater, 58:26,
14th place
Furnace Creek, 39:32:08
17th place
=97:58:08
total time