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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28 Jul 21
Extreme Sports are petri dishes for leadership development & creative problem solving
This is just one of the insights shared by RacingThePlanet alumni David McAvoy in this feature about his work life as a General Counsel & Compliance Officer for Brickell Biotech, Inc. and the link between extreme endurance events and success in business. Read the full article here.
21 Jul 21
Just 25 Days To Go...!
Follow the route of the the RacingThePlanet Georgia Ultramarathon as it takes you through the Caucasus of Georgia as if you were a racer (either running or hiking/walking).
14 Jul 21
Creating Positive Change in the Face of Adversity
Alex Flynn is living proof that Parkinson’s disease is not an obstacle for success! Read about his story and the incredible work he is doing for the charity in this article.
07 Jul 21
Catch up on our latest zoom information session all about Georgia 2021
If you missed our latest zoom session then this is a must watch! Find out everything you need to know about RacingThePlanet: Georgia 250km / 155 mile ultramarathon that will take place on 15-21 August 2021 in the Javakheti region of the beautiful country of Georgia.
30 Jun 21
Everything you need to know about RacingThePlanet Georgia 2021
Georgia is on! Learn everything you need to know about our first race back including new Covid-Safe protocols, race format and much more on our Zoom Information Sessions this weekend. Click to RSVP and join the session that suits you.
23 Jun 21
From Zero to 250km Hero in One Year
In August, Ken Alderdice will be at the start line of RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2021 yet just one year before making the decision to join the race he struggled to even walk 5 miles. Read about his inspiring journey and how he is preparing to tackle 250km across Georgia this year!
16 Jun 21
Are you tough enough to race the world's harshest deserts?
Samantha Fanshawe, president of the 4 Desert Race Series, tells Coach Claire what it’s like to race these events, what you need to do to train and prepare, and who should (and should not) sign up for an event like this. It’s a fascinating dive into the world of some of the toughest races on the planet, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of home!
09 Jun 21
Top 10 Tips To Raising Money For Charity
Tom Gallagher highlights some top tips to help fellow RacingThePlanet competitors reach their fundraising goals.
26 May 21
12 weeks until RacingThePlanet: Georgia
We are so excited to get back out racing - and what a great place to kick off the post-COVID race calendar! Have a look at the details on the website and let us know if you have more questions ([email protected])
19 May 21
Book a Call with the RacingThePlanet team
If you would like to know more about RacingThePlanet Ultras you can book a call with a member of the RacingThePlanet team to ask any questions or simply to get an overview of the races. Maybe you want to know: how to get started, will you be able to finish, more about the race format or anything else ...
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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.