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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  • 30 Jun 24 Gobi March - That's A Wrap

    The Gobi March 2024 as officially ended, You can see all the coverage from the week including the highlights final video

    Next up RacingThePlanet: The 20-Year Race (Jordan) on 22 September.

  • 22 Jun 24 Follow the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2024 LIVE NOW

    The 18th edition of the Gobi March starts on Sunday, 23 June.  See live tracking, photos, videos, results, blogs and more on the Gobi March LIVE page.

  • 17 Jun 24 The Line Up for the Gobi March 2024

    With less a week until the 2024 edition of the Gobi March find out more about the field - which countries are represnted, the oldest, the youngest, the top contenders, the interesting stories and who is taking on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam.

  • 12 Jun 24 "Runners, earn your bragging rights during the Atacama Crossing" - USA Today

    Some runs are for fun. Others are to prove you can do it. The Atacama Crossing falls into the latter category. If you want to run 250 kilometers (about 155 miles) through the driest place on Earth, this race is for you. There’s also spectacular scenery of Chilean sand dunes, salt lakes, and volcanoes. USA Today covers the Atacama Crossing race. 


  • 05 Jun 24 Live Race Coverage of the 18th Gobi March Begins on 22 June

    Join us for LIVE race coverage of the Gobi March with GPS tracking, photos, videos, results and blogs posted throughout each day. Sign up for Breaking News to get the very latest news each day straight from the Gobi.

  • 04 May 24 Namib Race 2024 Has Concluded

    Vicente Juan Beneito (Spain) and Deborah Walker (Australia) have won the Namib Race 2024. Team Jeanne & Adam (Jeanne Chen and Adam Park) won the Official Team Division and Team Pollo Amarillo (Vicente Juan Beneito (Spain), Christain Colque (Argentina) and Jeison du Costa Duarte (Brazil) have won the Group Team Division. Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Namib Race 2024.

  • 16 Apr 24 Impact Magazine: World's Most Extreme Races

    Impact Magazine has named the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series one of the World's Most Extreme, alongside the Western States 100 Miler and UTMB.

  • 10 Apr 24 Who is Racing at the Namib Race

    In a few weeks the Namib Race 2024 gets started.  We have an exciting line up of competitors. Find out the stats, the facts, the speedsters and the more.

  • 27 Mar 24 Watch the Racing Namibia Video Series

    In less than one month the next edition of the Namib Race will get started. Watch this fabulous 9-part video series for insight into what is in store for competitors who will take on the race this year.

  • 11 Mar 24 Sustainability and Giving Back

    Since its founding in 2002, RacingThePlanet has continually looked for ways to support the local communities where its races are held, and for ways to stage the races in the most sustainable way.  Read about some of RacingThePlanet's initiatives to make the world a better place.

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