About the Gobi March

The Gobi March is a 7-day, 250 km / 155 mile footrace that takes place in the stunning Karakorum region of Central Mongolia. Through the seven days competitors traverse through the vast Mongolian steppes, sand dunes and great rock valleys as they complete the 250-kilometer / 155-mile course. The race goes through the Khar Bukh Balgas Fortress, many stupas and temples, traditional Mongolian ger villages, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of the Orkhon Valley and finally ends at the Ancient City of Karakorum.


  • 18 Jun 2021

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 19 Jun 2021

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 20 Jun 2021

    Race Starts
  • 20 Jun 2021 - to - 26 Jun 2021

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 26 Jun 2021

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 27 Jun 2021

    Event Concludes

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  • 26 Oct 2020 Training Plans

    Would you like to get a training plan for your preparations for the Gobi March? Here's an example of a beginner level training plan but we have a good variety of options available depending on your goals. 

  • 22 Oct 2020 Explore Mongolia!

    Mongolia is on the bucket list for any serious globe trekker for a good reason. The country has so much to offer, from experiencing the nomadic way of life to their ancient history and culture, and so many fun activities – Read our best tips...

  • 05 Oct 2020 Gobi March in 8 Minutes

    Sit back and watch this exciting short summary of the Gobi March 2019. It will give you a good idea what to expect from the 2021 edition of the race... Enjoy!

  • 28 Sep 2020 What to Pack for the Gobi March?

    One secret for completing the race is to pack light. Take a look  the list of equipment that every competitor needs for the Gobi March to survive and enjoy the course in Mongolia. 

  • 16 Sep 2020 Start planning for 2021

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) takes place through the Kingdom of Genghis Khan in one of the least densely populated country in the world. Mark you calendars for 20 June next year.


  • 04 Sep 2020 The Gobi March TV Series - episode 1

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) was filmed for an adventure TV Programme  which tells the story of the challenge taken on by racers as they complete the 250km course. See how impressive and competitive the front runners are as well as what it takes it takes to simply complete the course by those at the back of the pack. Find out what made people want to do the race, what the race experience was like and enjoy the spectacular scenery and cultures. See the camaraderie among racers and staff as they share this unique experience inspiring and motivating each other every step of the way. If you like adventure, the outdoors and a challenge in a beautiful place with an amazing group of people then go to find out more.

  • 24 Aug 2020 Gobi March Race Report

    Stage races take some time to prepare but it's no rocket science. Having completed the Gobi March or another RacingThePlanet race you'll know most of it. For your first time race listening / reading these race reports is much recommended!  

  • 05 Aug 2020 Join us at the Gobi March in June 2021

    The next edition of the Gobi March will take place in Mongolia in June 2021 - come and join us for the experience of a lifetime!

  • 21 Jul 2020 Stunning Course on the Mongolian Steppe

    6 Stages over 7 days, grassland, mountains, sand dunes and much more. All details of the course are available here. 

  • 10 Jul 2020 The Magic of the Gobi March (Mongolia)

    This short video (8 mins) from the Gobi March shows the magic of running 250km across the beautiful Mongolian wilderness and desert.


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