Welcome to the Saltwater 5000 website. Saltwater 5000 is an endurance run started in 2004 by two Orange County runners, Will C and Jeff P. The run starts at the shore of the Pacific Ocean and ends at the highest point in Orange County -- the top of Saddleback Mountain. Many have asked us why we do this. To that we say...why not? Isn't life a journey? Shouldn't it be shared with friends? Anyway, peering down from 5,687' to the ocean 32 miles away makes you want to, well, drink a beer, smoke a cigar or just revel in being on top of the world.