Adventures at the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon 20th Anniversary

03aug2:30 pm5:00 pmAdventures at the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon 20th Anniversary

Event Details

Join the Newnan Carnegie Library and author Scott Ludwig on August 3rd, 2023 at 2:30pm for a discussion on the Badwater Ultramarathon which is considered to be ‘the world’s toughest foot race.’ It 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. It’s going to be a good one, and we enjoy having Scott here as a speaker or host for Carnegie events,” says Jessica Dunnington, Carnegie Program Associate.

Online registration is required for this event, so please visit the Newnan Carnegie Library website calendar page to sign up with Eventbrite.

Newnan Carnegie Library: The Newnan Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations with a reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. For more information about the Carnegie visit, www.newnancarnegie.com.



August 3, 2023 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00)