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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29 Nov 2023
TOP TIPS & NOTES ON TRAINING FROM ATACAMA CROSSING RACER & TRAINER
Jeremy Inabit completed his first RacingThePlanet Ultra at the Atacama Crossing - he came 2nd. He is also a personal trainer and shares his top tips and lessons leared from the race.
22 Nov 2023
Next edition is in March 2025
The date for the next edition of the Atacama Crossing is confirmed to be 30 March 2025. See the full itinerary.
13 Nov 2023
What's Not to Love About the Atacama Crossing
Competitors traverse the infamous 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
01 Nov 2023
Richard completed the Atacama Crossing in 2023 on his second attempt. Read his summary of the race, including what he did differently as he took on the challenge for the second time.
05 Oct 2023
Photo Highlights from the Atacama Crossing 2023
And that's a wrap for the Atacama Crossing 2023. Relive the week through this slideshow of photo highlights.
30 Sep 2023
Scotty Hawker and Tanja Volm win the 17th Atacama Crossing
After an extremely hot week where the weather was unseasonably warm, Scotty Hawker of New Zealand and Tanja Volm of Germany triumphed over the other racers to win the 17th Atacama Crossing. The Atacama Crossing has concluded. Congratulations to everyone who made it to the startline. Tonight is the Awards Banquet.
30 Aug 2023
So many new blog entries
From first-timers to those coming back having not finished this race and people returning after ten years find out how preparations are going and how competitors are feeling now that there are just a few weeks left until the race.
21 Aug 2023
The stats, the facts and the top contenders for the Atacama Crossing 2023
As we look forward to the 17th edition of the Atacama Crossing which starts on 24 September 2023 let’s have a look at the field and who the top contenders are.
12 Aug 2023
Watch the Recording of the RacingThePlanet Medical Team Q&A on ZOOM
You can watch the recording of the Zoom call with a panel of our Medical Doctors talking about the most common medical issues at the races and how to prevent and manage them, as well as a detailed Q&A section.
31 Jul 2023
Did You Miss the Zoom Info Session on the Atacama Crossing?
If you missed it, you can watch the recording. It's full of practical items, tips and advice to help you arrive at the startline fully prepared.