COVID-19 Update

RacingThePlanet COVID-19
Processes for 2022 (Updated 19 July 2022)

As the world is continues to be confronted with the pandemic, we have implemented a lot of new processes and protocols for our races in 2022. These processes were implemented at RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2021 and 2022, and the Namib Race in 2021 and 2022.  

We are ready and excited to continue with our 2022 and 2023 Race Schedule.

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 have implemented a full set of processes and procedures to keep the races COVID-19 safe. The key items are detailed below:

  • All participants must be vaccinated.

In addition, we may or may not, based on current situation in the world, institute additional changes as detailed below:

  • Participants must have a COVID-19 test before arriving at Camp 1-- we will provide details of which test before each race but it will either be a rapid test or PCR test.
  • Those people 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 responsiblity of each participant to set up and take down their tent each day.
  • Racers and staff must bring nine (9) face masks and must wear them if required. 
  • Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) may be required to be brought to each race.
  • Additional alcohol gel will be provided at all campsites.
  • There will be immediate isolation and COVID-19 testing of any person with possible symptoms.
  • We will arrange PCR tests, if necessary, for you to return to your home country.

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 infection rates, 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