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.

Itinerary

  • 16 Jun 2023

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 17 Jun 2023

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 18 Jun 2023

    Race Starts
  • 18 Jun 2023 - to - 24 Jun 2023

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 24 Jun 2023

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 25 Jun 2023

    Event Concludes

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