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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  • 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.

  • 24 Mar 20 Namib Race 2020 Postponed due to Coronavirus / COVID-19

    It is with great disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the Namib Race 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. The Namib Race 2020 will be rescheduled to Thursday 5 November 2020 (arrival date of 3 November 2020 and departure date on 12 November 2020) Read further details in the link.

  • 05 Mar 20 Who are the top contenders for the Namib Race?

    With 7 weeks until the first race of 2020, here's the lowdown on the competitors to watch at the Namib Race 2020, from those challenging for the top spot to those who have overcome adversity just to be on the start line.

  • 19 Feb 20 Afghan Ultramarathon Team to Take Part in RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2020!

     We are excited to announce that we will have a team of women from Afghanistan competing at 250km Ultramarathon, RacingThePlanet: Georgia! Read more about the team...

  • 12 Feb 20 Gobi March Travel Tips for Mongolia!

    Want to arrive by the TransSiperian railway, join the eagle hunters or take a camel ride across the Khongor sand dunes? Mongolia is on the bucket list for any serious globe trekker for a good reason. This is a must read if you are considering the Gobi March (Mongolia)!

  • 07 Jan 20 RacingThePlanet alumni included in Top 20 ultra trail runners of 2020

    We are very proud of Dr. Szlvia Lubics from Hungary. Spartathon, Badwater, Atacama Crossing and Namib Race. Next stop Mongolia for the Gobi March and Antarctica for The Last Desert

  • 29 Dec 19 Make 2020 a year to remember!

    As we enter a new decade step out of your comfort zone and do something different.


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