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.

The 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series

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  • 03 Jun 20 Gobi March Experience Sharing

    Racers Alex Tan & Dorothy Li share their preparation, experience, lessons learned and their "why" from completing the Gobi March in Mongolia. This ia great resource if you are thinking about doing the Gobi March Ultra.

  • 25 May 20 Atacama Crossing Webinar about the course

    If you are considering the Atacama Crossing Ultra then this is a must watch webinar to find out more about the course terrain, elevation, distance and insider tips.

  • 12 May 20 Gobi March 2020 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

     It is with great disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the Gobi March 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. The Gobi March 2020 will be rescheduled to Sunday, 6 September 2020 (arrival date of 5 September 2020 and departure date on 13 September 2020). Read details in the link.

  • 06 May 20 Zoom Work Out

     Join the weekly Zoom work out led by our RacingThePlanet alumni Anim, Mike and Nat. It's a great way to do something different with friends!

  • 26 Apr 20 Camping Time! #racingtheplanetvirtual

    While social distancing, we encourage you to enjoy outdoors as much as possible or be creative in your home. Check out our Virtual Camping Challenge! 


  • 22 Apr 20 Indulge yoursef in RacingThePlanet Videos

    There are literally hundreds of videos from races over the years on our YouTube channel. Choose the race(s) you did, or the one you want to do next and sit back and be inspired.

  • 15 Apr 20 RacingThePlanet Community Updates

    It has been great to see the RacingThePlanet community keeping strong during these challenging times. Enjoy these updates of what people are up to. Life is sometimes like an ultramarathon itself.


  • 09 Apr 20 Namib Race - new photos from the course

    In November the Namib Race course will take you from the Skeleton Coast, through salt flats, Moon Valley, mountains and river beds finishing in Swakopmund. This short complication gives you an idea of some of the scenery you will find along the way.


  • 01 Apr 20 Atacama Crossing mini-documentary

     Fourteen minutes of your lockdown time that you will not regret.

  • 25 Mar 20 New Dates for the Namib Race 2020

    The Namib Race 2020 will take place from the 5-11 November. Have a look at the full itinerary.


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