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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     We are very sad to announce that the race will be postponed until 2021. The good news is that RacingThePlanet: Georgia will be rescheduled to take place from 15 - 21 August 2021. You can read the full details in the feature here.

  • 18 Jun 20 Don't let blisters stop your race

    Blisters are the number 1 reason that people don't finish a race. Top tips in this video series could help you look after your feet before, during and after the race. How to Look After your feet  - episode 1 by podiatrist Nick

  • 10 Jun 20 Top Tips To Survive Your First Ultra

     Don't learn the hard way! Richard Cheetham shares his 5 top tips for lessons learned after completing the Atacama Crossing.

  • 03 Jun 20 Gobi March Experience Sharing

    Racers Alex Tan & Dorothy Li share their preparation, experience, lessons learned and their "why" from completing the Gobi March in Mongolia. This ia great resource if you are thinking about doing the Gobi March Ultra.

  • 25 May 20 Atacama Crossing Webinar about the course

    If you are considering the Atacama Crossing Ultra then this is a must watch webinar to find out more about the course terrain, elevation, distance and insider tips.

  • 12 May 20 Gobi March 2020 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

     It is with great disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the Gobi March 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. The Gobi March 2020 will be rescheduled to Sunday, 6 September 2020 (arrival date of 5 September 2020 and departure date on 13 September 2020). Read details in the link.

  • 06 May 20 Zoom Work Out

     Join the weekly Zoom work out led by our RacingThePlanet alumni Anim, Mike and Nat. It's a great way to do something different with friends!

  • 26 Apr 20 Camping Time! #racingtheplanetvirtual

    While social distancing, we encourage you to enjoy outdoors as much as possible or be creative in your home. Check out our Virtual Camping Challenge! 


  • 22 Apr 20 Indulge yoursef in RacingThePlanet Videos

    There are literally hundreds of videos from races over the years on our YouTube channel. Choose the race(s) you did, or the one you want to do next and sit back and be inspired.

  • 15 Apr 20 RacingThePlanet Community Updates

    It has been great to see the RacingThePlanet community keeping strong during these challenging times. Enjoy these updates of what people are up to. Life is sometimes like an ultramarathon itself.



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