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Nov 2019

Atacama Crossing Documentary is Released

Follow racers stage by stage as they run 250km across the Atacama Desert in this recent documentary.


Nov 2019

2020 Race Registrations are OPEN

If you want to do something different, see an incredible place and discover what you're capable of then perhaps a RacingThePlanet Ultra is your calling for 2020.


Oct 2019

Are you up for a challenge?

2020 is a 4 Deserts Grand Slam year. Find out more about the Grand Slam and become one of the very few people who have achieved this impressive feat!


Oct 2019

Atacama Crossing 2019 has Concluded - see who won

Another epic edition of the Atacama Crossing has concluded. See who won - Top 10, age groups, Spirit and Sportsmanship.


Sep 2019

Atacama Crossing is now LIVE

Follow all the LIVE updates from the Atacama Desert for the 250 km/155 mile six-stage footrace.


Sep 2019

Atacama Crossing 2019 Line Up

Have a read about the field of racers set for the last race in the RacingThePlanet calendar in Chile - who are the favourites, where are they are from, what is the age breakdown and more.


Sep 2019

The date is set for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2020

It's official! The Expedition Ship, Plancius, will set sail from Ushuaia for Antarctica on 21 Nov 2020. The entire race expedition is 12 days and 11 nights.


Sep 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Adventurer with Parkinson's, Alex Flynn, takes on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus Ultramarathon Series in 2020

Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 36. In 2020, Alex will take on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus – racing 1,250km / 780 miles unsupported on foot across some of the most inhospitable landscapes in the world.


Aug 2019

"Ashacama" Mokhtari set to race his 11th consecutive Atacama Crossing

Ashkan Mokhtari is already a legend in the RacingThePlanet family. Not only he has run 25 races, but he has been at the Atacama Crossing 10 times, returning in 2019 to complete it for 11th year.


Aug 2019

Atacama Crossing Blogs - less than 2 months out

With the Atacama Crossing less than two months away the blogs are getting interesting - read the updates from Zeana Haroun, Jim Steele, Sarah Opperman and Checkpoint Captain and 4 Deserts Club member Tony Brammer.


The 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series is widely recognized as the most prestigious outdoor 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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