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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27 May 23
The Gobi March begins on 18 June!
Join us for LIVE website coverage which will include GPS tracking, videos, photos, Breaking News, Stage updates, results and more. Sign up for Breaking News.
19 May 23
Youtube: Advice from a Leading Wilderness Medicine Expert
Learn about the GOES.health App -- Go Boldly, Go Safely, Tips from Wilderness Medicine Expert Dr. Alex Herndon.
28 Apr 23
RacingThePlanet #morethanarace Documentary
Watch the incredible documentary put together by Michael Murphy who captured every race in 2022 through his video camera.
20 Apr 23
Less than two months until the start of the 17th Gobi March
Sign up for Breaking News to receive live updates from the Gobi March in Mongolia. The ultramarathon begins on 18 June 2023.
08 Apr 23
GOES.HEALTH & RACINGTHEPLANET: A Partnership to Empower Ultramarathon Racers Across the World's Toughest Deserts
We are excited to announce a new partnership between GOES.health and RacingThePlanet, bringing our cutting-edge outdoor medical app to support over 600 athletes as they endure some of the world's most grueling ultramarathons across four spectacular deserts.
31 Mar 23
So many reasons to visit Mongolia in 2023 or 2024
See why CNN says now is the time to visit Mongolia.
29 Mar 23
Start Your Adventure Today!
Have a look at the full race calendar for 2023 and 2024 and start planning now.
22 Mar 23
Namib Race Teaser
Be inspired by the scenery, terrain, determination and excitement of the Namib Race. Next edition is in April 2024.
13 Mar 23
Zoom Recording: Get ready for the Gobi March!
Watch the Zoom recording to help you arrive at the start line of the Gobi March well prepared. Listen to Gobi March Course Director Carlos Garcia and get all the tips for a successful race.
05 Mar 23
Watch Jeff Pelletier's 7-episode Series on the Special Edition of Georgia
Jeff has lanched a new series on his race at the Special Edition Georgia. If you enjoyed his series on the Namib Race you will also love this. You can now watch all 7 episodes on YouTube.
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The last 2 stages and final stretch
I did it. I actually completed 250kms across Mongolia by foot. ...
From Somewhere in the Drake Passage
So, we are somewhere in the famous Drake p...
So well, I've never done a race like this before, so it's been quite a learning curve to prepare ...
Excited to Meet Everyone!
This race has been a long time in the waiting. Since 2020 when I first embarked on the journey an...
Time to Get Packed!!
One week from now we will be out on the course for Stage 1! Tuesday mornin...
Why I Raced
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!!
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.