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The Atacama desert is characterized by an array of geomorphological formations that define part of the beauty of this amazing place. During the race you will see some of the most characteristic and important formations so it’s worth knowing abo ... View More
Of all the 4 Deserts races that Ashkan Mokhtari (Ash) has run in (and at 25 races in total, there are quite a lot of them), the Atacama Crossing is the one that has pulled him back the most. He’s racing in it for his eleventh time this year, ... View More
  At the age of 75, Bill will be the oldest ever finisher of this race and any RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultra when he crosses the final finish line of the Atacama Crossing this year.    William Mitchell is one of a kind. At 63 ... View More
  Zeana Haroun, member of the management team of RacingThePlanet, will run the Atacama Crossing 2019!   Have you ever thought to yourself during a morning briefing when you legs are tired and you ran out of coffee "I wonder if the even ... View More
After spending 7 days running 155 miles through the desert, sleeping in a tent and eating dehydrated food having not showered for the week racers are usually excited for a burgers, pizzas, beers and showers but above all it is often their families th ... View More
“The most chilled town I've ever visited” said two-time 4 Deserts competitor and three-time volunteer Natasha. “It hasn't changed much since the first time I was there 11 years to when I volunteered for 4 Deserts more recently. ... View More
When Greg Nance casually suggested to his father that they both compete in the Atacama Crossing 2018, Mike Nance was unsure whether he wanted to make the commitment. “I’ve done a lot of running and hiking in my time -- much of it long ago ... View More
What’s not to love about this iconic race, in the driest of the deserts in the 4 Deserts Race Series and the world! The Atacama Desert is situated in the north of Chile and some areas have never been known to receive even a drop of rainfall ... View More