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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  • 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!

  • 27 Oct 20 Somthing different is around the corner ...

    We have not been able to get to the races and explore the magnificent and remote locations of the world in 2020 but we are now looking ahead to the races in 2021. In the meantime, let’s keep the community going strong with another challenge, a different type of challenge.

  • 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. 


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