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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  • 22 Oct 20 Our next race is the Namib Race in April 2021

    Are you planning your 2021 race calendar? Our first race of 2021 takes place in the Namib Desert in Namibia on 26 April.

  • 14 Oct 20 How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra

    Preparing for a 250km ultra can be a daunting prospect. This article will help you to align your thoughts and put in place a plan.

  • 05 Oct 20 Training Plans

    Are you looking for a training plan for your next race? Look under our "training" section for plans tailored for beginners, intermediate and advanced racers planning to join a RacingThePlanet Ultra. Or look under the "trainers" section if you're looking for a personalised plan training.

  • 22 Sep 20 The Deserts Are Waiting ...

    Throughout time the deserts have remained. They are something bigger than us. We will tell the deserts we will return and when we do, we will be stronger than ever. The 4 Deserts wait to welcome you back!


  • 09 Sep 20 Indulge in remote desert running videos

    While we are not out running in the desert indulge yourself with hours of videos of RacingThePlanet's 4 Deserts Ultras in Mongolia, Chile, Namibia and Antarctica including personal stories, vlogs, interviews, TV shows and more. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be notified as we upload new videos - there are many from past racers over the last 18 years ago going up over the coming weeks. 

  • 26 Aug 20 Run To The Top Podcast

    Coach Claire Bartholic (The Planted Runner) talks to Sam about RacingThePlanet Ultras for the Runners Connect PodCast, Run To The Top. Listen to what is it like at these races, how to prepare and who should not plan to do one of RacingThePlanets' 4 Deserts Ultras.


  • 20 Aug 20 Atacama Crossing postponed until Sept 2021 due to COVID-19

    It is with great disappointment that the 2020 edition of the Atacama Crossing is postponed. The next edition will start on 26 September 2021.

  • 13 Aug 20 Javakheti - The Course in Georgia

    Get some details about what you can expect on the course in Georgia - beautiful villages, mountain lakes, a few climbs and plenty of amazing views. 

  • 05 Aug 20 The Mental Challenges of Running an Ultramarathon

    Munir shares the mental challenges and how to prepare mentally for a RacingThePlanet Ultra. He has completed RacingThePlanet: New Zealand and the Atacama Crossing having previously not run more than 10km.

  • 22 Jul 20 What is the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series?

     This two-minute video gives you a short introduction to the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series.


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