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.
21 Jun 2024Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
22 Jun 2024Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
23 Jun 2024Race Starts
23 Jun 2024 - to - 29 Jun 2024Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
29 Jun 2024Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
30 Jun 2024Event Concludes
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24 Sep 2023
Follow the 17t Atacama Crossing 2023 LIVE
Follow the LIVE website coverage including GPS tracking as racers make their way across the lunar-like landscape of the Atacama Desert. Check out photos, videos and results.
31 Aug 2023
Gobi March: A 250km walk in the Mongolian Desert
Read Italian Giuseppe Didonna's first-hand account of the Gobi March 2023. Giuseppe had been living and working in Turkey when a tragic earthquake occurred and he decided to sign up for the Gobi March to raise money for the victims.
22 Aug 2023
How This 52-Year-Old Crushed His First Ultra, One of the Hardest Races in the World
Ken Rideout had never slept in a tent, run with a backpack, or been in a race longer than 26.2 miles — but when the 52-year-old heard about the grueling Gobi March ultramarathon, something told him he could win it.
18 Aug 2023
Nomadic life in Mongolia's harsh conditions
See a CNN feature on life in a ger. Gobi March competitors will spend one night in a ger.
16 Aug 2023
First-Person with Former Peace Corps Volunteer Jacqueline Eastridge
How did I come to be Operations Manager for the Gobi March in Mongolia? It’s a crazy story...
12 Aug 2023
Watch the Recording of the RacingThePlanet Medical Team Q&A on ZOOM
You can watch the recording of the Zoom call with a panel of our Medical Doctors talking about the most common medical issues at the races and how to prevent and manage them, as well as a detailed Q&A section.
31 Jul 2023
Photos to Inspire
Check out the incredible photos from Gabriel Heuser from the most recent Gobi March.
23 Jul 2023
Dawn's Epic Endurance Run Across the Gobi Desert
Read about Dawn O'Dowd, a native of Ireland, but resident in Singapore, and her participation in the Gobi March.
20 Jul 2023
Zoom, Sunday, 30 July: Get Ready for the Atacama Crossing
Whether you are planning for this year or a future year this Information Session will help you arrive at the start line well prepared. Join us on Sunday, 30 July, @4pm London / 5pm Europe (Germany) / @8am PST (San Francisco) / @11am EST (New York) / @11pm Hong Kong. Register Now!
04 Jul 2023
Next Edition: 24 June 2024
The 18th Edition of the Gobi March will take place beginning 24 June 2024 -- entries are now open!
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