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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  • 18 Jan 2021 What is this all ABOUT?

    If you are new to RacingThePlanet, the Frequently Asked Questions give a good idea what the Gobi March is all about.

  • 12 Jan 2021 ZOOM Info Session on How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra - 17 Jan

    After the success of the Zoom Info Session last week we are repeating this session on Sunday, 17 January at 9am UK (6pm Tokyo, 5pm Singapore & Hong Kong) AND 6pm UK (1pm New York, 10am Seattle, 3pm Buenos Aires). There is also a recording of this on our YouTube Channel.

  • 06 Jan 2021 REMINDER: Information Session 10 Jan

    Join us on Zoom to get useful tips on 4 Deserts races and how to get ready for the Gobi March. 

  • 28 Dec 2020 Happy Holidays from us all at RacingThePlanet

    Wishing you all a nice break. Stay healthy, happy and well and keep up the training - the Gobi March  is waiting for you! Hope to see you in Ulanbaatar in 7 MONTHS.

  • 21 Dec 2020 ZOOM Info Session on How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra - 10 Jan 2021

    If you are unsure how to get started with your preparation, need some motivation and are keen to pick up some top tips then be sure to join this info session.

  • 07 Dec 2020 Help with Planning or Training?

    Would you like help with training plans, join regular online training or have questions about the race? Let us know, we're happy to help!

  • 30 Nov 2020 Setting Your Goals for the Course in Mongolia

    Everyone's first goal is to finish as a lot can happen in 7 days but it's also good to try to estimate how long each stage will take to finish. This helps to with training, food and packing plans. You can browse the past results to set your goals...

  • 23 Nov 2020 Stage by Stage with Photos

    A picture tells more than a thousand words. Browse through the previous editions of the Gobi March! Year's 2018 and 2019 show the current course in Mongolia. 

  • 18 Nov 2020 Train in Singapore, run in Mongolia: The 58-year-old CEO who does ultra-marathons

    It could have been a scene straight out of a movie. As Alain Esseiva was crossing a surging, fast-flowing river during an ultra-marathon in Mongolia...

  • 09 Nov 2020 Join the RacingThePlanet Virtual Community Challenge

    To celebrate the RacingThePlanet community  we are joining together from all of our different locations, to collectively run or hike from Mongolia to Georgia to Namibia to Chile to Antarctica! We are making donations to communities of our host countries along the way. Find out more and join the community achieve this goal!


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