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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.


Aug 2019

The Gobi March (Mongolia) 2019 has concluded

Congratulations to Stefan Zuber of Switzerland and Amanda de Kock of South Africa, the champions, and all the competitors!!!


Jul 2019

Gobi March is live from 28 July - read the preview of the line up

Find out who will be on the start line - and who will be racing for a podium place at the 2019 edition of the Gobi March starting on Sunday, 28 July. 


Jul 2019

Warrior Spirit Reignited through the Gobi March Film!

The national broadcasting company of Japan, NHK, made a 2 part documentary on the Gobi March. Enjoy these two 50 minute programes which show the amazing scenery of Mongolia, the competition at the front of the race and the inspiring stories of those further back in the field. 


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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