The 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series is widely recognized as the most PRESTIGIOUS FOOTRACE series in the world
The series consists of the Namib Race (Namibia), Gobi March (Mongolia), Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica). Competitors in the races traverse 250 kilometers in seven days over rough country terrain with only a place in a tent and water provided. They are supported by highly qualified staff, all with experience in hiking, marathons and ultramarathons, and medical teams specializing in wilderness medicine.
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05 May 21
Message from Mongolia
It is with great sadness that we have postponed the Gobi March. Dalai, our local partner sends this message from Mongolia.
30 Apr 21
Get Inspired to Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Be inspired by the spectacular scenery, local culture, inspiring people and physical challenge of the Namib Race. "It was something I had never done before - it was a wonderful sense of independence".
19 Apr 21
Watch the Recording of the Info Session about RACING IN ANTARCTICA
If you are thinking of joining The Last Desert (Antarctica) then watching this is a must!
07 Apr 21
Everything you need to know about Racing in Antarctica
Join our Zoom Info Session on 18 April to find out all about The Last Desert and racing in Antarctica. Click the link to RSVP and get the log in details for the time that best suits you.
27 Mar 21
2021 & 2022 Race Calendar
Our 2022 race schedule is already in place - have a look at when the races take place in 2022 as well as this year. Take the first step towards the experience of a lifetime!
17 Mar 21
Series of Information Videos to Help You Prepare for a Race
Find out How to Prepare, What Equipment is Needed and Plan Food & Electrolytes for a 250km Ultra by watching this series of recorded Info Sessions which are on the RacingThePlanet YouTube Channel.
03 Mar 21
Do you want to know to Plan Food & Electrolytes for running 7days across the desert
Join our Zoom call on 7 March @9am GMT (@6pm Hong Kong) OR @6pm GMT (@1pm EST) to find out more and ask your questions.
27 Jan 21
Watch the recording ZOOM call on Equipment on 7 Feb
Find out top tips idenitfying the key items, general items and optional items as well as how to pack lighter ....
18 Jan 21
How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra - ZOOM Info Session Recording
Find out some top tips on "How to Prepare for a RacingThePlanet Ultra" by listening to this recording from the recent Info Sessions on Zoom. Includes how to get started, training plans and a checklist of you should have done and know before you get to the startline.
05 Jan 21
COVID-19 Statement Regarding the 2021 RacingThePlanet Race Schedule
Our race schedule for 2021 is currently set to go ahead as planned ........
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A Walk in the Woods (pt 1) Every morning, unless something like work...
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Why I Raced
Ash Mokhtari (Canada)
I love the beauty of the Atacama Desert, especially at sunset. I can't describe it… you have to come here and camp out and see it for yourself.
Kazuko Kaihata (Japan)
Thank you for guiding my dream to Antarctica. I will be 67 next year. Thank you for giving me the chance to challenge.
Sumanth Cidambi (India)
It changed my life in a manner unimaginable to me earlier.
Louise Cooper (United States)
Thank you for an amazing race experience! I loved every minute. You always put on such a class event, and I was so thrilled to be a part of it. I came home with lots of warm fuzzies (and very chapped lips). I so appreciate the invitation and all the fuss you made of us. Being with some of those “real” runners was energizing and inspirational. Makes me want to do so much more!!
Kuba Zwoliński (Poland)
Atacama was my dream for the last 10 years and the whole race was amazing fun.
Ashley Burke (Australia)
These races fulfil both these passions during a week spent pushing boundaries in a new country every time. The races are meticulously organised and, regardless of which corner of the world they are held in, they follow a set and proven model, flawlessly executed. The staff are professional and the medical people are highly trained. Safety is maintained at a high standard without diminishing the adventurous nature of the activity. Great staff and volunteers cheer on competitors and offer every support and motivation.
Thomas Stordalen (Norway)
Atacama Crossing in 2016 really changed my life and to get back there and finish after my dropout in Namibia was one of the most emotional things I've been through in my whole life. I've been struggling with so many things in my life but in the Atacama Desert I left some ugly demons behind me. Today I'm the happiest man on the planet, I have my dream job and I'm running everyday. One day in the future my big dream is to do the Gobi March and that time will come in a couple of years. Thank you so much!
Linda Quirk (USA)
I keep coming back for more and more because I love the challenge, the adventure and most importantly I love the life-long friendships that I have been so fortunate to have developed. If it were not for RTP I would not have connected with my sister from another mother and continent … we met almost 10 years ago in the Sahara Desert. Many laughs have been had with Sandy and Colin Suckling, two of my most favorite people on this planet who I have had the great fortune of experiencing other RTP events and other adventures around the world with!!
Avi Blaiberg (Israel)
Each race has its moments. Sometimes it's the view/scenery, sometimes it's personal moments of spiritual "high"… of full connection with nature, sometimes it's the people, and the best is the combination of all the above.
Karen Wei (Canada)
How do I push myself... I just keep reminding myself that the finish line - for the day and for the week - will be worth it. And it always is. It's that simple. Getting to camp, cleaned up and fed, bitching and laughing with tent mates, is a guaranteed way to forget the pain of the day.