2001 AdventureCORPS Furnace Creek 508 Webcast

Welcome to the 2001 Furnace Creek 508 Webcast, hosted exclusively here at www.the508.com and produced by adventureCORPS. Click below for all the info about the 2001 race as it progressed. We posted updates here as often as possible, inclulding time splits through the seven race Time Stations along the route, plus finish line arrival times, images, and anecdotes. We hope this gives you a little bit of the feeling of participating in this awesome race and challenging this one-of-a-kind race course.

How This Webcast Happened

Keith Kostman, brother of the race director and Systems Administrator for Dunn School of Los Olivos, CA, ran this webcast from the start line in Valencia, featuring the 7am, 10am, and 1pm starts. Then headed home and Chris Kostman packed up the laptop and drove 250 miles to Furnace Creek. There, Chris uploaded a few slideshows of the 1pm start and the action between Valencia and Furnace Creek. A few hours later, Chris packed it up again and drove 250 miles to the finish line in Twentynine Palms. There, he uploaded a few shows of the action between Furnace Creek and the finish line. Following that, as racers streamed across the finish line, he uploaded finisher images and finishing times until Monday morning when the course closed. Also, the timesplits page was uploaded quite frequently by 508 and RAAM veteran Nick Gerlich in Texas. All the time station volunteers phoned him with time splits throughout the race and he graciously posted them to the website while we were all in transit and/or in the middle of nowhere. Thanks, Nick!

Basic Info

Race Roster with totem, age, home town, state, and country

Race Route, including an elevation map, course descriptions, and Time Station locations<

Time Station Splits

Solo Time Splits

Relay Time Splits

Official Race Results

Reports from the Course

Click here for witty commentary from the Race Director

Click here for first-person accounts by the entrants

Official Race Report

Slideshows in Chronological Order

Pre-Race Meeting at the Valencia Country Club

7am Solo Start

7am Solo on the road

10am 2-Rider Relay Start and on the road

1pm 4-Rider and Tandem Relay Teams Start and on the road

Two Rider Relay, then Solos: Calif. City - Randsburg - Trona

Solo Racers: Trona - Panamint - Townes Pass - Furnace Creek

Solo Frontrunners Reach Mile 200 in the Panamint Valley

Solo and Relay Racers: Furnace Creek to Salsberry Pass

Solo and Relay Racers: Salsberry Pass - Shoshone - Baker

Solo and Relay Frontrunners: TS5 (Baker) to TS6 (Nowhere)

Solo and Relay Frontrunners: TS6 (Nowhere) to TS7 (Luau Party on Sheephole)

Davis Drills and Armadillo Cross the Finish Line in 29 Palms

Solo Champions Othmar Old Fox Altmann and Catharina Bumble Bee Berge Finish

Jackalope, Ostrich, Falcon, Panther, and Pelican Finish

Morro Duke Energy Eel, Hammerhead, Akita, Sparrow Hawk, and Kangaroo Rat Finish

Penguin, Slug, Red Legged Frog, Black Widow, Hummingbird, Dog, Chinook, and Red Rooster Finish

Chukwalla, Pterodactyl, Husky, and Deerhound Finish

Moose, Cutthroat Trout, Scorpion, Nanosaurus, Swan, Sidewinder, and Snow Kitty Finish

Worm, Cactus Wren, Inch Worm, Wolf, Malamute, Mongoose, Piglet, Sea Horse, Snail Darter, and Wasp Finish

Thunder Bird, Night Eagle, and Thunder Hawk Finish

Post-Race Breakfast at the Carousel Cafe

Race Dedication

The 2001 Furnace Creek 508 is dedicated to Roger D'Errico and Norm Hoffman. Click here for the story about these two wonderful men

Nancy Dankenbring Award

Click here to read about this special award for the fastest rookie female solo racer

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