The list of official competitors is final and closed. 88 runners (71% men, 29% women) will be representing 25 countries. See the full list to see the names of the brave ones.
At the final stretch to the Atacama Crossing 2019, runners, volunteers and staff are preparing their final details and getting very, VERY, excited.
The course of the Atacama Crossing is much more than just a 250km track in the dessert. Filled with geological, natural and cultural details, you will be in awe in each of the six stages.
Ashkan Mokhtari is already a legend in the RacingThePlanet family. Not only he has run 25 races, but he has been at the Atacama Crossing 10 times, returning in 2019 to complete it for 11th year.
Did you know that your friends and family can spend the last night at Camp with you and even run the final stage? Those intense moments are definitely better with your loved ones.
You will need a full hard week to reach it, but once you cross the finish line of the Atacama Crossing on October 5th, the feelings you will experience will be with you for the rest of your life.
Congratulations to Stefan Zuber of Switzerland and Amanda de Kock of South Africa, the champions, and all the competitors, volunteers, medical team and local staff!!!
A true legend, Bill Mithchell, now 75, has completed 177 marathons and ultra races. He is the oldest ever competitor at a RacingThePlanet event. Read his story for some inspiration. Nothing is impossible!
Event manager, Zeana Haroun, has decided to prove everyone -for the third time-, that event managers can do it too!! This time she will be giving it all at the Atacama Crossing! Go, Zeana, go!
Patches for the Atacama Crossing are out. They represent your goals and dreams, your challenges and strength, they show your origins and your culture, and that of your family and friends. They show a piece of who you are. Wear them with pride.