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.
23 Sep 2022Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
24 Sep 2022Race Check-In & go to Camp 1
25 Sep 2022Race Starts
25 Sep 2022 - to - 01 Oct 2022Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 takes place
01 Oct 2022Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
02 Oct 2022Event Ends (travel home)
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01 Dec 2021
Why I Love the Atacama Crossing
The Atacama Crossing is one of the most incredible experiences, but don't just take our word for it. See what the competitor's themselves had to say about the experience!
24 Nov 2021
The Atacama Crossing is a qualifying race for The Last Desert (Antarctica)
If you are interested in one day racing in Antarctica then watching this recording of the Info Session about Racing in Antarctica is a must!
18 Nov 2021
Train Well, Eat Well, Race Well
Registered Nutritionist, Bev Brammer, shares her top tips to help prepare your body to take on a RacingThePlanet challenge.
08 Nov 2021
Still 321 days until the race - but look at the line up!
From 18 to 62 years old, competitors representing 37 countries are all set to meet in the desert oasis of San Pedro de Atacama for the Atacama Crossing in September 2022.
04 Nov 2021
The Flowering Atacama
Chile's Atacama desert is the driest in the world but every few years, at springtime, a little corner of it is covered in a carpet of blooming purple and yellow flowers
21 Oct 2021
The Namib Race has Concluded
Relive the Namib Race 2021 -- check out all the photos and videos.
06 Oct 2021
All about the course
Find out everything you need to know about the stunning course of the Atacama crossing. Including elevation charts, stage distances, terrain and much more.
29 Sep 2021
Missing the Chilean Deserts?
We are all missing being in the Chilean Deserts right now so a little recap from 2019 is just what's needed to help us relive the moments.
22 Sep 2021
The Role of Electrolytes
Managing your body’s fluid and electrolyte balance is the top priority of any participant in an endurance race. Read our expert article to find out more.
15 Sep 2021
A Newbie's Guide to Ultramarathons
If you're just getting started with your ultramarathon journey, this newbie's guide is for you!