COVID-19 Update

Processes for 2023 (Updated 7 September 2023)

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

The nature of our races is a small group of people 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:

  • We encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated (with booster(s)) but this is only mandatory if required by the host country.

In addition:

  • Participants who would like to sleep in a single tent may 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.
  • Participants 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.
  • Participants must bring seven (7) face masks and must wear them if required, normally only in buses and the 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 an additional tent set up for anyone who is showing flu-like symptoms including COVID-19.

The health and safety of all our participants are our primary concern. We will keep those registered for each race informed of any changes.

Management Team

RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series