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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12 Jan 21
ZOOM Info Session on How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra - 17 Jan
After the success of the Zoom Info Session last week we are repeating this session on Sunday, 17 January at 9am UK (6pm Tokyo, 5pm Singapore & Hong Kong) AND 6pm UK (1pm New York, 10am Seattle, 3pm Buenos Aires). There is also a recording of this on our YouTube Channel.
05 Jan 21
COVID-19 Statement Regarding the 2021 RacingThePlanet Race Schedule
Our race schedule for 2021 is currently set to go ahead as planned ........
30 Dec 20
Special Thank You to RacingThePlanet Medical Teams & All Doctors
This video is a short tribute to the RacingThePlanet medical doctors. A way to say thank you for everything they do at the races, every day and now on the front line treating COVID patients and putting their own safety at risk.
23 Dec 20
Happy Holidays from the RacingThePlanet Team
Wishing you all a nice break. Stay healthy, happy and well and we look forward to seeing you back in the desert in 2021.
18 Dec 20
Mark Your Calendars - Info Session on 10 Jan 2021
On the 10 Jan 2021 we will hold a Zoom Info Session called HOW TO PREPARE FOR A 250km ULTRA.
07 Dec 20
The RacingThePlanet Book has arrived
More Than A Race, The RacingThePlanet Story is a book of inspiration and memories. It tells the story of places, people and experiences of 65 races over nearly two decades through hundreds of photos and a few stories.
02 Dec 20
All set for the Namib Race (Namibia) in April 2021
With Namibia doing well, borders open, most countries lifting restrictions on travel to Namibia, some changes in our race format and a vaccine starting to be rolled out, we are excited to get back to the desert in Namibia in April. We hope you will join us?!
20 Nov 20
Channel News Asia: "Meet the 58-year-old CEO who does ultra-marathons"
“There are so many aspects of ultra-marathons that I love, including the ability to see so many new and beautiful places, including some of the most rugged and remote places on earth,” ......
09 Nov 20
Together we have completed 13,000km
After just 10 days, more than 200 of our community have completed nearly 13,000 km and raised nearly US$4,000 in the Community Challenge! It's not too late join us.
02 Nov 20
Join our RacingThePlanet Virtual Community Challenge
To celebrate the RacingThePlanet community during these times we are joining together from all of our different locations, to collectively run or hike from Mongolia to Georgia to Namibia to Chile to Antarctica! And we are making donations to communities of our host countries along the way. Find out more and join the community achieve this goal!
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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!!
Kuba Zwoliński (Poland)
Atacama was my dream for the last 10 years and the whole race was amazing fun.
Ashley Burke (Australia)
These races fulfil both these passions during a week spent pushing boundaries in a new country every time. The races are meticulously organised and, regardless of which corner of the world they are held in, they follow a set and proven model, flawlessly executed. The staff are professional and the medical people are highly trained. Safety is maintained at a high standard without diminishing the adventurous nature of the activity. Great staff and volunteers cheer on competitors and offer every support and motivation.
Thomas Stordalen (Norway)
Atacama Crossing in 2016 really changed my life and to get back there and finish after my dropout in Namibia was one of the most emotional things I've been through in my whole life. I've been struggling with so many things in my life but in the Atacama Desert I left some ugly demons behind me. Today I'm the happiest man on the planet, I have my dream job and I'm running everyday. One day in the future my big dream is to do the Gobi March and that time will come in a couple of years. Thank you so much!
Linda Quirk (USA)
I keep coming back for more and more because I love the challenge, the adventure and most importantly I love the life-long friendships that I have been so fortunate to have developed. If it were not for RTP I would not have connected with my sister from another mother and continent … we met almost 10 years ago in the Sahara Desert. Many laughs have been had with Sandy and Colin Suckling, two of my most favorite people on this planet who I have had the great fortune of experiencing other RTP events and other adventures around the world with!!
Avi Blaiberg (Israel)
Each race has its moments. Sometimes it's the view/scenery, sometimes it's personal moments of spiritual "high"… of full connection with nature, sometimes it's the people, and the best is the combination of all the above.
Karen Wei (Canada)
How do I push myself... I just keep reminding myself that the finish line - for the day and for the week - will be worth it. And it always is. It's that simple. Getting to camp, cleaned up and fed, bitching and laughing with tent mates, is a guaranteed way to forget the pain of the day.