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 2024

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 22 Jun 2024

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 23 Jun 2024

    Race Starts
  • 23 Jun 2024 - to - 29 Jun 2024

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 29 Jun 2024

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 30 Jun 2024

    Event Concludes

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    Check out the competitor and see who's competing in the 18th Edition of the Gobi March.

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  • 26 Feb 2024 Volunteers, Medical Team and Media Team

    Take a look at the staff, volunteers, medical team and media team who will be supporting competitors at the 18th Edition of the Gobi March.

  • 15 Feb 2024 Zoom Recording about the Gobi March

    Find out all about the Gobi March - logistics, format, equipment, course and more on a recent Zoom Info Session.

  • 12 Feb 2024 Check out the Competitor List

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    Check out our Youtube channel for Tips & Advice from Personal Trainers who have completed a RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultramarathon.

  • 29 Dec 2023 Start the New Year with an exciting challenge

    Find out more about RacingThePlanet and what it takes to complete a race by watching this Zoom Recording

  • 22 Dec 2023 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Wishing all our alumni, competitors, volunteers, medical teams, media teams, friends and family and staff a joyous Holiday Season. Thank you for being part of our lives. We hope to see you in 2024.

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