About Namib Race

The Namib Race is a 7-day, 250 km / 155 mile footrace that takes place within the oldest desert and the largest dunes in the world. Through the seven days, competitors experience some of the most stunning and iconic desert landscape. The course takes you through amazing desert scenery including wide-open red plains, scattered mountain outcrops, huge expanses of dramatic sand dunes, moon-like landscape, Atlantic waves crashing against the sandy desert shore-line, and a fascinating array of plants and animals.


  • 03 Nov 2020

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 04 Nov 2020

    Race Check-In & go to Camp 1
  • 05 Nov 2020

    Race Starts
  • 05 Nov 2020 - to - 11 Nov 2020

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 takes place
  • 11 Nov 2020

    Awards Banquet
  • 11 Nov 2020

    Competitors Stay in Swakopmund (hotel provided)
  • 12 Nov 2020

    Event Ends (travel home)

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  • 21 Sep 2020 What is the 4Deserts Grand Slam and Grand Slam plus?

    Do you have what it takes to make it in to the prestigous hall of fame. Read what it takes to join this exclusive club!

  • 05 Sep 2020 Blind Runner using technology to run without a guide

    Simon Wheatcroft (UK) took part in the Namib Race 2016, has completed many marathons and was even an Olympic torch bearer for London 2012. These are acheivements in their own right until you learn that Simon is blind and doesnt use a guide. Read the recent CNN news article and watch the video on how Simon manages to take on his challenges solo and without his sight. 

  • 20 Aug 2020 Namibian music artist on staying strong during and after the Pandemic.

    Here is a little popular modern Namibian culture for you in the form of Ees, Namibia's artist and rapper. He raps in both Afrikans and English and has coined the phrase Namlish. 

  • 05 Aug 2020 Grab some post run popcorn and visit our YouTube Channel!

    We have a huge library of YouTube videos from all races in the 4Deserts race series as well as instructional videos and competitors personal accounts of their race. Sit back, Indulge yourself and dream big! 

  • 22 Jul 2020 Live the Namib Race Experience

    This fourteen-minute highlights video from the Namib Race helps you understand the schedule, process, scenery, terrain, equipment, campsites, cameraderie and what racers experience. Relive it (if you were there) or prepare for it (if you're going there soon). 

  • 10 Jul 2020 Namib Race Schedule - Nov 2020

    We are still set for the Namib Race to take place in four months. Have a look at the full itinerary for the race.

  • 24 Jun 2020 How to look after your feet in the desert

     Nick Askham is the Namib Race event manager 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..

  • 03 Jun 2020 Namibian Dunes!

    Immerse yourself in the beautiful dunes of the Namib Desert by watching this 90 second video.

  • 15 May 2020 Fireside Chat about the Namib Race Course on Zoom

    Listen to the course director for the Namib Race describe the course stage by stage and share details about the new course including which is the toughest stage and the section.

  • 26 Apr 2020 Camping Time! #racingtheplanetvirtual

     While social distancing we encourage you to be as creative as possible. Check out our Virtual Camping Challenge! 


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