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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  • 28 Jul 2021 Ancient history & culture in abundance

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) takes place in the culturally rich and visually stunning area of Karakorum within the Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World heritage region. Learn more about this culturally rich landscape. 

  • 21 Jul 2021 Top 10 Tips To Raising Money For Charity

    Tom Gallagher highlights some top tips to help fellow RacingThePlanet competitors reach their fundraising goals - Early donations can serve as a real motivator towards your training. 

  • 14 Jul 2021 See who's already lined up for Gobi March 2022

    One year out and already 50 competitors have signed up to take on this 7 day 250 km / 155 mile footrace that takes place in the stunning Karakorum region of Central Mongolia. Check out the racers joining us in 2022 - could you be joining them at the start line?

  • 07 Jul 2021 Escape the crowds

    Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world - there are more horses, cows and sheep than people! Read more interesting facts about the Gobi March here. 

  • 30 Jun 2021 The 1-Year Countdown Begins!

    The Gobi March is now one year away - take a look at the highlights from the 2019 edition. 

  • 23 Jun 2021 The enormity that is the Mongolian Steppe

    Ashley Burke, a competitor in the Gobi March 2019, shares their experience of the race. "Even as an Australian it is hard to grasp the vastness of the landscape."

  • 16 Jun 2021 Get Inspired

    The Gobi March takes place in the stunning Karakorum region of Central Mongolia. Experience the race through these incredible photos!

  • 09 Jun 2021 Discover Mongolia

    Often before and after the race, competitors will take the opportunity to discover Mongolia. There are so many wonderful reasons why people are attracted to the ancient lands. Find out more about this stunning landscape, home to the largest dinosaur fossil reservoir in the world. 

  • 26 May 2021 The Gobi March is great for a first-timer

    With less techinical and mainly runnable terrain, "only" 4,461 meters/14,635 feet of elevation gain, minimal altitude and more moderate temerpatures the Gobi March is a good option for anyone planning their first RacingThePlanet Ultra (or their fastest of the races).

  • 19 May 2021 Stage 5 Through the Batte Grounds of Genghis Khan

    This one and half minute video summarises the marathon (42km / 21 miles) of Stage 5 as you run or hike through history.


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