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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  • 18 May 22 There are 4 more races in 2022 to look forward to!

    Join us at one of these races: Special Edition of Georgia in June; RacingThePlanet: Lapland in August; the Atacama Crossing (Chile) in September and finale at The Last Desert in Antarctica in November.

  • 07 May 22 Namib Race 2022 Has Concluded

    Congratulations to our champions:  Reinhold Hugo (Switzerland) and Victoria Connelly (UK) and all the participants.  Check out the photos and videos which will be uploaded throughout the day.

  • 06 May 22 Donate to Feed the Children of Namibia

    If you have enjoyed the Namib Race 2022 Race Coverage, please consider making a small donation to the Sandwich Tour. Just US$60 will buy 100 for kids. Donate here.

  • 11 Apr 22 Listen to the Lapland 2022 Information Session Recording

    If you missed the RacingThePlanet: Lapland Information Session on Zoom last weekend you can watch the recording now. It's full of information to help you prepare including how to get there, the course, terrain, weather, equipment and top tips for the race.

  • 30 Mar 22 Recieve our monthly news

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  • 23 Mar 22 Make your experience extra special by sharing it with your friends and family.

    Did you know that your friends and family can experiencce the race by joining you at Camp 6 to spend the night, eat freeze-dried meals and complete the final Stage with you (or meet you at the finishline to present you with your medal). They can also join the Awards Presentation.

  • 16 Mar 22 Next Race: Namib Race (Namibia) starts on 1 May

    We can't wait to be back in the desert in six weeks. Have a look at what awaits competitors of the Namib Race 2022.

  • 09 Mar 22 Thank You for Your Support of the People of Ukraine

    Thank you to the RacingThePlanet Community for raising over US$11,000 in 48 hours to support the people of Ukraine.  We'll be providing an update on how the money is donated/spent on ground.

  • 02 Mar 22 Don't know where to start? Try these TRAINING PLANS

    We have created a 6-month / 24 week training plan for a RacingThePlanet Ultra - there is one for beginners (first time ultra and just want to finish), intermediate (training hard and want to finish strong in the mid-pack) and advanced (pushing hard for a Top 10 finish). 

  • 24 Feb 22 Live Q&A with Jeff Pelletier & Rob Ripley (Namib Race winner) - 25 Feb @5pm UK / 9am PST

    Don't miss this great opportunity to ask any race related question to Jeff Pelletier who filmed the Racing Namibia Video Series and Dr. Rob who won the race.


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