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.


  • 16 Jun 2023

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 17 Jun 2023

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 18 Jun 2023

    Race Starts
  • 18 Jun 2023 - to - 24 Jun 2023

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 24 Jun 2023

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 25 Jun 2023

    Event Concludes

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  • 13 Mar 2023 Zoom Recording: Get Ready for the Gobi March!

    Watch the Zoom recording to help you arrive at the start line of the Gobi March well prepared. Listen to Gobi March Course Director Carlos Garcia and get all the tips for a successful race.

  • 22 Feb 2023 MUST WATCH Series on the Special Edition of Georgia

    Jeff Pelliter has lanched a new series on his race at the Special Edition Georgia. If you enjoyed his series on the Namib Race you will also love this. Watch episode 1 now. The next episodes are released on 22 Feb, 24 Feb, 26 Feb, 1 Mar, 3 Mar and 5 Mar at 5pm GMT.

  • 14 Feb 2023 Top Tips on Stage Racing from Personal Trainers

    Missed the zoom call?  Go to our Youtube channel for first-hand accounts from three RacingThePlanet alumni: Hannah Walsh, Zandy Mangold and John Bezou, on what it takes to finish, to win or to achieve the 4 Deserts Grand Slam. 

  • 02 Feb 2023 Competitor Area Opens

    Official competitors in the 17th Gobi March now have access to the Competitor Area where they can find all the essential race information.

  • 22 Jan 2023 #MORETHANARACE Zoom Call

    Listen to a recorded Zoom call for an inspirational talk about What Makes RacingThePlanet more than just running 250km across a desert!

  • 07 Jan 2023 Mongolia adds 34 countries to its visa-free list

    The government of Mongolia has declared 2023-2025 as the “Years to visit Mongolia."  With this announcement, Mongolia is now exempting visa requirements for the nationals of an additional 34 countries inlcluding 32 developed European countries, Australia, and New Zealand.

  • 07 Jan 2023 RacingThePlanet Cafe

    As part of our 20-year celebrations, a special cafe will be set up at each campsite offering tea and coffee each day to all participants at the races in 2023.

  • 26 Dec 2022 Happy New Year

    Get ready for a great New Year.  Have a look at this training plan to keep you motivated.

  • 14 Dec 2022 Who will be on the startline in June?

    An exciting field of racers is set to race at the Gobi March. 30 countries are represented from 18 to 71 years old with 27% females with about 60% of first-timer racers.

  • 05 Dec 2022 The Next Race is the Gobi March in June

    Now that the final race of 2022 has concluded, all focus is on the Gobi March which is the next race in the RacingThePlanet calendar. Have a look at the full itinerary.

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