About the Atacama Crossing
The Atacama Crossing is a 7-day, 250 km / 155 mile footrace that takes place in the incredible Atacama Desert of Chile. Through the seven days, competitors traverse through salt flats, massive sand dunes, icy cold slot canyons, river crossings, and experience starry nights while in the foothills of the Andes mountains as they complete the 250-kilometer / 155-mile course. The race goes through the Salar de Atacama, Moon Valley and Valle de la Muerte, and finally ends in the Town Square of the adobe-like village of San Pedro de Atacama.
28 Mar 2025Competitors Arrive in the host town (hotel provided)
29 Mar 2025Race Check-In at Race Hotel
30 Mar 2025Race Starts
30 Mar 2025 - to - 05 Apr 2025Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 takes place
05 Apr 2025Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
06 Apr 2025Event Ends (travel home)
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28 Feb 2024
Did you know?
Find out lots of facts about the Atacama Crossing including the fastest times, what is incredible about the climate, the weight of racers backpacks and more on the Quick Facts page.
21 Feb 2024
More than Sixty People Set for the Atacama Crossing
See who is already set for a lifetime experience in the Atacama Desert of Chile.
14 Feb 2024
San Pedro de Atacama - the amazing host town of the Atacama Crossing
Dusty streets, adobe buildings, great restaurants and a friendly vibe. Find out more about the desert of oasis of San Pedro de Atacama, the host town for the Atacama Crossing.
07 Feb 2024
Atacama Crossing Race Report
This stage by stage summary of the race by a finisher of the Atacama Crossing 2023 gives a full summary of what to expect.
31 Jan 2024
Be inspired by Atacama Crossing Videos
The Atacama Crossing is one of the most challenging and beautiful races. Be inspired by hundreds of videos from the race.
17 Jan 2024
Mark Your Calendars
The next edition of the Atacama Crossing is in March 2025. We hope to see you there!
12 Jan 2024
Watch the Zoom Recording of the Atacama Crossing Course Details
Find out about the Atacama Crossing Course - stage by stage.
05 Jan 2024
Tips & Advice from Personal Trainers
Check out our Youtube channel for Tips & Advice from Personal Trainers who have completed a RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultramarathon.
29 Dec 2023
Start the New Year with an exciting challenge
Find out more about RacingThePlanet and what it takes to complete a race by watching this Zoom Recording
22 Dec 2023
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Wishing all our alumni, competitors, volunteers, medical teams, media teams, friends and family and staff a joyous Holiday Season. Thank you for being part of our lives. We hope to see you in 2024.