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.


  • 17 Jun 2022

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 18 Jun 2021

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 19 Jun 2022

    Race Starts
  • 19 Jun 2022 - to - 25 Jun 2022

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 25 Jun 2022

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 26 Jun 2022

    Event Concludes

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  • 03 May 2021 How to Plan Your Pace?

    Steady is the word that decribes stage race and ultramarathon running / hiking the best. Train like you plan to race is another wise advice. We recommend looking through the past results and expert advice when you plan for your own race... 

  • 26 Apr 2021 Quick Facts about the Gobi March

    Did you know that 20% of people will walk the entire course and that the race takes competitors through the UNESCO Heritage Site of the stunning Orkhon Valley? Find out more quick facts about the Gobi March and amazing Mongolia!

  • 13 Apr 2021 Way to Antarctica starts from the Gobi March

    Interested in The Last Desert in Antarctica? Join our Zoom Info Session on 18 April to find out all about this race and how the Gobi March can help you qualify for this race. Click the link to RSVP and get the log in details for the time that best suits you.

  • 26 Mar 2021 Covid-Update for RacingThePlanet Races

    COVID-19 Update Regarding the 2021 RacingThePlanet Race Schedule. See more details at www.racingtheplanet.com

  • 22 Mar 2021 Food & Electrolyte Planning - Info Session Recording

    The thought of planning your food for a week can be daunting, even when you're at home. So doing this when you will be carrying it all on your back, while running or hiking for 250km / 155 miles across the desert, is even more of a challenge. This information session was held on ZOOM to help you break it down and work it out.

  • 02 Mar 2021 On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai

    The New York times writes about the fascinating culture of Mongolia....

  • 22 Feb 2021 Who will be on the start line of the Gobi March 2021?

    Have a look at the list of inspiring and diverse people who will be running or hiking 250km across the Gobi March this year!

  • 08 Feb 2021 How to Prepare for a 250km / 155 mile Ultra?

    Watch this information session to get the ins and outs on what to consider in your first stage race - or how to improve your second race. 

  • 01 Feb 2021 Experience the Many Corners of 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 – all in a stunning landscape!

  • 25 Jan 2021 Start Blogging

    Now is a great time to start writing your blog for the Gobi March that you can then continue updating as a race diary in June. You can also learn a lot from the past Gobi March blogs... 


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