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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  • 28 Sep 2020 What to Pack for the Gobi March?

    One secret for completing the race is to pack light. Take a look  the list of equipment that every competitor needs for the Gobi March to survive and enjoy the course in Mongolia. 

  • 16 Sep 2020 Start planning for 2021

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) takes place through the Kingdom of Genghis Khan in one of the least densely populated country in the world. Mark you calendars for 20 June next year.


  • 04 Sep 2020 The Gobi March TV Series - episode 1

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) was filmed for an adventure TV Programme  which tells the story of the challenge taken on by racers as they complete the 250km course. See how impressive and competitive the front runners are as well as what it takes it takes to simply complete the course by those at the back of the pack. Find out what made people want to do the race, what the race experience was like and enjoy the spectacular scenery and cultures. See the camaraderie among racers and staff as they share this unique experience inspiring and motivating each other every step of the way. If you like adventure, the outdoors and a challenge in a beautiful place with an amazing group of people then go to find out more.

  • 24 Aug 2020 Gobi March Race Report

    Stage races take some time to prepare but it's no rocket science. Having completed the Gobi March or another RacingThePlanet race you'll know most of it. For your first time race listening / reading these race reports is much recommended!  

  • 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!


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