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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  • 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.

  • 29 Jun 2020 How to look after your feet in the race?

    Nick Askham is an event manager at RacingThePlanet and specialist podiatrist. He has created a series of videos available on YouTube to help you keep you feet in good shape during a multiday ultramarathon in the desert. Episode 1 and 2 are now available and episode 3 coming soon..

  • 12 Jun 2020 Behind the Scenes of the Gobi March

    A lot goes into organising the 4 Deserts races. The Behind the Scenes section has interesting facts on how the Gobi March is made.

  • 03 Jun 2020 Gobi March Experience Sharing

    Racers Alex Tan & Dorothy Li share their preparations, exeperience, lessons learned and their "why" from completing the Gobi March in Mongolia. This is a great resource if you are planning to do the Gobi March Ultra!

  • 18 May 2020 New Dates for the Gobi March 2020

     The Gobi March 2020 will take place from 6 - 12 September. Have a look at the full itinerary.

  • 12 May 2020 Gobi March 2020 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic


    It is with great disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the Gobi March 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. The Gobi March 2020 will be rescheduled to Sunday, 6 September 2020 (arrival date of 5 September 2020 and departure date on 13 September 2020). Read details in the link.

  • 29 Apr 2020 Camping Time! #racingtheplanetvirtual

    While social distancing we encourage you to enjoy outdoors as much as possible. Check out our Virtual Camping Challenge!  

  • 22 Apr 2020 Race Blogs are informative & entertaining

    Blogs are a great source of information and entertainment - read the good, the bad and the ugly written from the cybertent within hours of finishing each stage. Highlighted here is Lisa Bourgogne's blog from the 2019 edition of the Gobi March.


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