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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  • 19 Jan 22 Top Travel Destinations for 2022

    Chile has been voted one of the top travel destinations for 2022 - read the top 5 reasons why including "Strong Covid-19 Protocols to Protect Tourists". We can't wait for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) in September!

  • 12 Jan 22 Stephanie Case Advocates for Women’s Rights, On and Off the Trail

    She has sought out some of the world's hardest trail races over the past 15 years, including RacingThePlanet stage events in Vietnam, Namibia, Australia, Nepal and Mongolia. Read the full article. 

  • 05 Jan 22 RacingThePlanet Returns to the Incredible Country of Georgia for a Special Edition Race

    After a highly successful RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon in Georgia in August 2021, RacingThePlanet will return to Georgia, the Caucasus, in June 2022 for a special edition race that will qualify as part of the famed 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series. Find out more...

  • 31 Dec 21 Get Prepared for 2022!

    In order to help you be fully prepared for 2022, we have put together a selection of more than 65 articles by experts in the fields of training, nutrition, equipment and healthcare as well as from others who have completed RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultras before you.

  • 24 Dec 21 Seasons Greetings!

    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at RacingThePlanet! A big thank you to our community for your continued support during these challenging times. We have such an exciting year planned for 2022 and are looking forward to sharing it all with you! 

  • 22 Dec 21 Meet the Team

    The RacingThePlanet management team works year-round planning and executing as many as five races per calendar year. Get to know the team, the experience they bring and why they love what they do! 

  • 15 Dec 21 Stories From The Field

    Female champion Isabelle Dufour, from France, takes us through a culturally immersive account of her incredible experience of Georgia 2021.  

  • 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. 

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