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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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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What a journey.... I’m bloody done!! ??? so pleased to have finished such an amazing challe
“If you can remember why you started, then you will know why you must continue.&rdq
At this point you are probably thinking. Jeez. This guy blogs more than he runs. And you’d
Why I Raced
Ash Mokhtari (Canada)
I love the beauty of the Atacama Desert, especially at sunset. I can't describe it… you have to come here and camp out and see it for yourself.
Kazuko Kaihata (Japan)
Thank you for guiding my dream to Antarctica. I will be 67 next year. Thank you for giving me the chance to challenge.
Sumanth Cidambi (India)
It changed my life in a manner unimaginable to me earlier.
Louise Cooper (United States)
Thank you for an amazing race experience! I loved every minute. You always put on such a class event, and I was so thrilled to be a part of it. I came home with lots of warm fuzzies (and very chapped lips). I so appreciate the invitation and all the fuss you made of us. Being with some of those “real” runners was energizing and inspirational. Makes me want to do so much more!!