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.

The 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series

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  • 08 Dec 21 RacingThePlanet COVID Processes

    After two successful and COVID-free races in 2021 we are looking forward to 2022 with the continued changes that were tried and tested this year. 

  • 01 Dec 21 Plant Power

    With an increasing number of competitors relying on plant power to get them across the finish line, we speak with RacingThePlanet competitors and champions about some of the ins and outs of racing an ultramarathon as a vegan or vegetarian.

  • 24 Nov 21 Treat Yourself This Christmas

    Treat yourself this Christmas to our book “More Than A Race” – The RacingThePlanet Story. This book will take you back to where it all began in 2002 covering the next 65 races over almost two decades. 

    Through the photographic lenses of our renowned photographers, see epic stories of survival through sand storms, fierce wind and rain, snow and flooded rivers. 

  • 18 Nov 21 Gabriella Mathisen - Overcoming Adversity

    Gabriella has had many reasons to give up, she could have backed down from challenges, instead, she has chosen the road less travelled, and it started with the need to give herself a sense of control and choice over her life. 

  • 10 Nov 21 Registration is now open for 2022

    Get outside and enjoy the return of RacingThePlanet. Register now for one of the world famous races!

  • 30 Oct 21 Rob Ripley and Liss Vallestrand are Namib Race 2021 Champions!

    The Namib Race 2021 has concluded.  Rob Ripley of the United States and Liss Vallestrand of Norway are the champions! Check out all the photos, videos and other news. 

  • 29 Sep 21 Catch up on our latest information zoom session

    If you want to find out about the Namib Race 250km / 155 Ultramarathon in Namibia then this is a must watch. 

  • 20 Sep 21 What is the RacingThePlanet / 4Deserts Ultramarathon Series?

    Check out the Marathon Handbook to find out more about these unique events and what it takes to compete. 

  • 17 Sep 21 Click on the link to find out the location for the 2022 RacingThePlanet Ultra is .....

    Think great fells, beautiful lakes, rushing rivers, reindeer, Santa Claus, saunas, the Northern Lights and more!

  • 15 Sep 21 People often ask 'Why?'

    Namib Race competitor Eyal Shimoni shares his reasons to the big question of 'Why?'

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