4 DESERTS CLUB
The 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series was founded in 2002. As part of the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series, competitors may aspire to join the 4 Deserts Club. In order to become a member, one must successfully complete four 250-kilometer (155 mile), self-supported footraces which include: the Atacama Crossing (Chile), the Gobi March (Mongolia)*, the Namib Race (Namibia)** and The Last Desert (Antarctica). There are no exceptions to this rule. Competitors that successfully complete these races will receive a 4 Deserts medal and join one of the most elite clubs in the world. To date, less than 300 individuals have qualified and joined the 4 Deserts Club. 4 Deserts Club member names are listed below.
*The Gobi March has also taken place in China.
**The Namib Race was formerly called the Sahara Race and took place in Egypt, Jordan and Namibia.