COVID-19 Update

RacingThePlanet COVID-19
Processes for 2022 (Updated 21 October 2022)

As the pandemic fades from the world, we are continuing limited COVID-19 protocols for our races in 2023. 

The nature of our races is a small group of people socially distancing in the outdoors. We take people to lesser visited corners of the planet to explore areas in a way that is not normally possible -- our community is adventurous, determined and sensible.

We are continuing some processes and procedures to keep the races as safe as possible from COVID-19. The key items are detailed below:

  • All participants must be vaccinated. (This will be reviewed again before the end of 2022).

In addition:

  • Participants must have a COVID-19 test before arriving at Camp 1-- normally a self-administered RAT -- you will be required to show proof of a negative result via mobile phone camera.
  • Participants who would like to sleep in a single tent can bring their own tent that will be transported by the race organisers from camp-to-camp.  It will be the responsibility of each participant to set up and take down their tent each day.
  • Racers have the option of sleeping in the open air within the camp perimeter, and tent doors are encouraged to remain open at night.  An extra blanket is allowed for each participant which will be carried by the race staff from camp to camp.
  • Racers and staff must bring seven (7) face masks and must wear them if required, normally only in buses, a closed cybertent and/or medical tent.
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) may be required to be brought to each race, normally three.
  • Additional alcohol gel will be provided at all campsites.
  • There will be immediate isolation and COVID-19 testing of any person with possible symptoms.

The health and safety of all our participants, volunteers, medical teams, local staff and international staff are our primary concern. Therefore, we are continuing to monitor COVID-19, vaccination rates, risk factors and guidelines from the relevant government and medical authorities. We will keep those registered for each race informed of any changes.

Management Team
RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series