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 Jan 23 #MORETHANARACE Zoom Call

    Listen to a recorded Zoom call for an inspirational talk about What Makes RacingThePlanet more than just running 250km across a desert!

  • 07 Jan 23 RacingThePlanet Cafe

    As part of our 20-year celebrations, a special cafe will be set up at each campsite offering tea and coffee each day to all participants at the races in 2023.

  • 04 Jan 23 Make 2023 a year to remember

    Joining a RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon is truly #MORETHANARACE. Find out what you are capable and make life long friends along the way.  Choose from Gobi March (MONGOLIA), the Atacama Crossing (CHILE) or The 20-Year Race (JORDAN).

  • 26 Dec 22 Happy New Year

    Get ready for a great New Year.  Have a look at this training plan to keep you motivated.

  • 14 Dec 22 Inspired to do a race, but don't know where to start?

    This feature summarises what is needed to get yourself ready for a RacingThePlanet Ultra including milestones to hit, an outline of a weekly training plan and how to get started. 

  • 05 Dec 22 Looking forward to 2023

    Now that the final race of 2022 has concluded we are looking forward to the 2023. The first race is the Gobi March in Mongolia in June following the footsteps of Genghis Khan.

  • 02 Dec 22 Crossing the Final Finishline of The Last Desert

    After an epic week of racing in Antarctica racers cross the final finishline and talk about how it feels.

  • 29 Nov 22 Five Stages of The Last Desert are Complete

    See all the updates including RESULTS, PHOTOS, VIDEOS, BLOGS and more.

  • 26 Nov 22 Stage 1 of The Last Desert in Antarctica is Complete – Results Are In

    The leaders after Stage 1 are Ben Dame (GER) and Anim Swart (USA). See the full RESULTS, PHOTOS, VIDEOS, BLOGS and more.

  • 24 Nov 22 Who Is Racing in Antarctica at The Last Desert 2022

    As we wait for Stage 1 to get underway (tomorrow), have a look at who is racing - who are they are, where are they are from and who are the top conteders.

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