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.


  • 25 Sep 2020

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 26 Sep 2020

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 27 Sep 2020

    Race Starts
  • 27 Sep 2020 - to - 03 Oct 2020

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 03 Oct 2020

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 04 Oct 2020

    Event Concludes

Featured Video

View All View All


  • 25 Mar 2020 Looking forward to the Atacama Crossing!

    The Atacama Crossing is still set to take place in Sept. Stay inspired to take on the challenge with photos from the most beautiful desert in South America!

  • 05 Mar 2020 What is not to love about the Atacama Desert?!!!

    and what better way to experince it than by racing 250km/ 155 miles on foot?!!!

  • 27 Feb 2020 Competitor Area is Open

     If you have not received your log in details let us know - [email protected]

  • 12 Feb 2020 Who is runnning in 2020?

    Check out the competitor list to see who is already set to run. Is your country represented? Are you friends already doing the race? Come along and join the fun

  • 05 Feb 2020 Did you know ...

    Read the quick facts to find out some interesting and intriguing facts that you may not have known about the Atacama Crossing!

  • 17 Jan 2020 Why Run 250km Across a Desert?!

    If you are still having doubts, listen to what they have to say... "At least once in a lifetime!"

  • 10 Jan 2020 Atacama Crossing, What´s Not To Love

    Read through and have a little taste of what the Atacama Crossing is like. Some runners explain it much better than us

  • 03 Jan 2020 Preparing For a 250 km Stage Race

    Thinking about competing in the Atacama Crossing but not sure how to prepare? Read our experts advice on preparing, starting and finishing the race.

  • 27 Dec 2019 New Year, New Challenge

    When the year ends and a new one is about to start, we all make new goals to improve our lives, but in the end, we rarely see them through. 2020 is already here. Make sure this time you don´t repeat the same the old patterns.

  • 20 Dec 2019 The Starry Skies of Atacama

    The Atacama desert has the cleanest and most beautiful skies in the world. So if these days you look at the sky hoping to see Santa and can´t find him, it is not because he hides, it is because you are in the wrong place to look. Happy holidays!


Experience a race through these
incredible photos

  • Blogs

  • Features

  • Course

  • Entry Fee

    Entry Fee
  • Training Plans

    Training Plans