Race Calendar and Entry Fees

ENTRY DETAILS

Registration is open for races in 2020 and 2021.

 

Note that registration for The Last Desert (Antarctica) is by invitation. Only competitors who have completed two of the other races in the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series are invited to The Last Desert.

If competing as a member of a team, every member should complete a registration form and note the team name and names of all team members on the registration form.

DATES & ENTRY FEES

2020 RACE DATES & ENTRY FEES

   Race Race Date Entry Fee Deposit Balance
Namib Race (Namibia) 2020  5 November 2020 US$3,800 US$1,500 US$2,300

2021 RACE DATES & ENTRY FEES

   Race Race Date Entry Fee Deposit Balance
Namib Race 2021  25 April 2021 US$3,800 US$1,500 US$2,300
Gobi March 2021 20 June 2021 US$3,800 US$1,500 US$2,300
RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2021 15 August 2021 US$3,900 US$1,500 US$2,400
Atacama Crossing 2021 26 September 2021 US$3,800 US$1,500 US$2,300
The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2021 11 November 2021 US$12,900 US$5,000  US$7,900

If you are looking for ways to fund your race, you may find this article interesting: RAISING FUNDS FOR A 4 DESERTS RACE

NEXT STEP TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

A deposit of US$1,500 is required to secure a place, the balance is then due 120 days before the start of the race. When you register for a race, your confirmation email will include a link allowing you to pay the deposit or full race entry fee straight away by credit card. You can also pay by bank wire.

If you would like to pay in installments, please email [email protected] for more information.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You may pay via (1) Credit Card or (2) bank wire transfer.

(1) Credit Card

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted if paying by credit card. When you register for a race, your confirmation email will include a link allowing you to pay the deposit or full race entry fee straight away by credit card. 

(2) Bank Wire Transfer

If paying by bank wire transfer, send an email to [email protected] and we'll provide bank wire instructions.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your entry fee for the each of the 4 Deserts races, excluding The Last Desert (Antarctica), includes the following:

  • International staff and medical support throughout race
  • Bottled water for the duration of the race
  • Campfire with hot water available for cooking and making warm drinks in the mornings and evenings for the duration of the race
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation (one night pre-race and one night post-race, double occupancy)
  • Pre-race and post-race breakfasts and one pre-race lunch
  • Awards Banquet ticket (including dinner, awards presentation and photo slideshow)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Souvenir race t-shirt or jacket

Your entry fee for The Last Desert includes the following:

  • A place on the expedition ship used to take you to Antarctica and as the "Base Camp" in between each stage of the race - accommodation in two to four bed cabins with hot water showers.
  • Meals on the ship in between stages - each stage is self-supported
  • International staff and medical support throughout race.
  • Water while on the ship and on shore for the duration of the race.
  • Awards Banquet ticket (including dinner, awards presentation and photo slideshow).
  • Finisher's medal - plus 4 Deserts medal for those joining the 4 Deserts Club and special 4 Deserts Grand Slam and 4 Deserts Champions awards.
  • Special edition 4 Deserts down jacket.

The additional costs to consider are your flights / transportation to the expedition ship, any accommodation required in Ushuaia and personal equipment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For all races, excluding The Last Desert, the following applies. 

Transfer: You can transfer your entry fee to another race within the next 12 months without penalty as long as you notify us at least six weeks before the start of the race. You can only transfer each entry fee one time. 

Refund: If notice of cancellation is received 120 days before the race start date, the registrant may receive a full refund less US$600. A notice of cancellation received less than 120 days before the event start date is not entitled to a refund.

The Last Desert deposit and entry fee is non-refundable.