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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  • 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.

  • 11 May 2021 Video Greeting from Our Local Team in Mongolia!

    The next edition of the Gobi March takes place in June 2022. Our local team in Mongolia look very much forward to seeing the Gobi March participants from all over the world. This video greeting delivers their message to YOU.

  • 03 May 2021 How to Plan Your Pace?

    Steady is the word that decribes stage race and ultramarathon running / hiking the best. Train like you plan to race is another wise advice. We recommend looking through the past results and expert advice when you plan for your own race... 

  • 26 Apr 2021 Quick Facts about the Gobi March

    Did you know that 20% of people will walk the entire course and that the race takes competitors through the UNESCO Heritage Site of the stunning Orkhon Valley? Find out more quick facts about the Gobi March and amazing Mongolia!

  • 13 Apr 2021 Way to Antarctica starts from the Gobi March

    Interested in The Last Desert in Antarctica? Join our Zoom Info Session on 18 April to find out all about this race and how the Gobi March can help you qualify for this race. Click the link to RSVP and get the log in details for the time that best suits you.

  • 26 Mar 2021 Covid-Update for RacingThePlanet Races

    COVID-19 Update Regarding the 2021 RacingThePlanet Race Schedule. See more details at www.racingtheplanet.com

  • 22 Mar 2021 Food & Electrolyte Planning - Info Session Recording

    The thought of planning your food for a week can be daunting, even when you're at home. So doing this when you will be carrying it all on your back, while running or hiking for 250km / 155 miles across the desert, is even more of a challenge. This information session was held on ZOOM to help you break it down and work it out.

  • 02 Mar 2021 On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai

    The New York times writes about the fascinating culture of Mongolia....


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