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.


  • 04 Sep 2020

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 05 Sep 2020

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 06 Sep 2020

    Race Starts
  • 06 Sep 2020 - to - 12 Sep 2020

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 12 Sep 2020

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 13 Sep 2020

    Event Concludes

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  • 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.

  • 06 Apr 2020 Must See Footage from the Gobi March

     The best way to experience the Gobi March right now is to jump into our Youtube channel. Enjoy these clips. Mongolia is an amazing place! 

  • 16 Mar 2020 Statement re Coronavirus / COVID-19

    Coronavirus / COVID-19 is an important topic at the moment. You can read the RacingThePlanet Statement about it in relation to our races in the Press Room.


  • 09 Mar 2020 Racing for a Good Cause

     Competing in Gobi March for a good cause is not just good for charities, it’s also a strong motivational to get to the finish line. Read these great tips and let us know if you would like to support a charity of your choice...


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