HCSS Software Developer Steve Maliszewski will be running the Badwater 135 Ultra Marathon starting July 28, labeled “The World’s Toughest Foot Race.”
The trek covers 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, Calif. — the highest point in the continental U.S. — and is considered the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet. HCSS will again follow Maliszewski as he logs his miles in the big event, using the company’s HCSS GPS units, website and new free Safety Observations Tool. The technology will be used to track his location, views and obstacles, and mental state.
Maliszewski isn’t new to this scene. He competed in 2014 as one of five runners from Texas, the first to finish from the Lone Star State and No. 28 overall out of 100 competitors, clocking a time of 35 hours, 49 minutes and 58 seconds. The treacherous run will go to a good cause, as he is participating to support the Snowdrop Foundation, an organization that funds childhood cancer research and provides college scholarships for pediatric patients and survivors.
Followers can track Maliszewski's progress by visiting the Badwater website, where updates and observations will be posted.
Since 1986, HCSS has been developing software to help construction companies streamline their operations. Today, the Texas-based company serves thousands of construction companies across the nation.