Death Valley Century

TBD 2021 (Most likely February or March) Death Valley, CA 92328 US


$148 7:00AM PST - 3:00PM PST
300 spots left. Registration ends March 2, 2021 at 11:59pm PST

50 Miles

$148 7:00AM PST - 3:00PM PST
300 spots left. Registration ends March 3, 2021 at 11:59pm PST

Metric Century

$148 7:00AM PST - 3:00PM PST Registration ends March 3, 2021 at 11:59pm PST
Death Valley Century: Permits cancelled for November 21

New Date: TBD 2021 (Most likely February or March)

It is with heavy hearts that two days ago we announced that Death Valley National Park is unable to grant permits due to California COVID restrictions.

We know each of you were looking forward to finally having an event after 9 months of cancellations and disappointments. No one could have imagined that "2 weeks to flatten the curve" would become the rest of 2020, with constantly changing mandates and restrictions. While we've been trying our best to keep this event alive; California / Inyo County has some very strict "gathering" mandates; even though we're 100% outside. Even healthy athletes like yourselves are not allowed to gather to ride your bikes; especially not at an organized event. SIGH. 

Planet Ultra is in the business of putting on world-class cycling events that get people outside riding bikes with their friends and loved ones, and promotes the physical and mental health of our communities. Sadly, we've now cancelled 15 events, barely squeaking by with two Utah-based events, one Nevada event and our virtual double centuries and challenges. We're doing our best to stay afloat, staying positive and praying that 2021 is back to "normal" (although this is looking less likely by the minute).

Most, if not all of you, know that Planet Ultra is a two-person business, and this is what we do for our livelihood. To make our events happen, in addition to our time spent planning, entry fees are spent well in advance on permits, insurance, promotion, event supplies, giveaway items, event shirts, and much, much more.
We’re simply not able to provide full refunds.  Even a deferment pushes our immense financial losses to another date, another event, another year. To be painfully honest, we’re hoping that under the circumstances, each participant would see that their individual entry fee is small loss compared to the absolute devastation we're suffering, along with many small businesses across the county that are still shut down for reasons beyond their control. 
With respect to your entry fees, we have a few options for you, listed below.
We hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe. We hope some of you will travel to Death Valley and support the National Park and the Oasis at Death Valley hotel.  We look forward to hosting a fun and challenging event for you in 2021; and let you know as soon as we've made final arrangements with DVNP for a new date.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and understanding.

Wishing you a wonderful, joyful holidays season!

Deborah & Brian Bowling

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the winter 2021 event, and look forward to having you join us. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

29,029 feet in 29 days or less. Information here:

Includes finisher jersey for everyone who completes the virtual climb up Mt. Everest!

The current Everesting Challenge ends November 9th. We will be starting a new one November 30th. PERFECT motivation to work off your Thanksgiving dinner and to keep the pounds off during the Chistmas / Chanukah season.

Planet Ultra is deeply in the red right now; having cancelled 15 events. We deeply appreciate your kindness and generosity in helping us cover some of our costs and keeping us afloat through this continued event shutdown.

We're able to provide refund of 75% of the entry fee = $111; payable via check. We're unable to credit back your card because we don't have access to that information. Your check will be mailed to the address you listed on your registration form, unless you email us with an alternate location.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Furnace Creek Resort
Hwy 190
Death Valley, CA US 92328

Ultra Cycling is BACK IN DEATH VALLEY! 50 and 100 mile options. First 50 is out and back to Badwater and beyond. Second 50 is a lolllipop loop up to Hells Gate via Beatty Rd and back via Daylight Pass Rd. 4500' of climbing for the century. 

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