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.


  • 22 Oct 2021

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 23 Oct 2021

    Race Check-In & go to Camp 1
  • 24 Oct 2021

    Race Starts
  • 25 Oct 2021 - to - 29 Oct 2021

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
  • 30 Oct 2021

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 31 Oct 2021

    Event Concludes

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  • 19 Apr 2021 The Namib Race is a qualifying race for The Last Desert (Antarctica)

    If you are interested in one day racing in Antarctica then we highly recommend that you watch this recording of the Info Session about Racing in Antarctica

  • 07 Apr 2021 Information about Protocols to Race Safe from COVID

    As we look forward to getting back out to the Namib Desert to race in this beautiful location, you can find out more about some of the processes, protocols and options that will be put in place so that we can race safely and free from COVID infections.

  • 22 Mar 2021 Who will be on the start line of the Namib Race 2021?

    Have a look at the competitor list to see if your name is there and who else will be in Swakopmund in October.

  • 10 Mar 2021 Learn more about Namibia and the race

    The stories available here will give you some great insight into the host town, what you can do before and after the race, and why people choose to run in the desert. 

  • 03 Mar 2021 Date change for Namib Race from April to October 2021

    The Namib Race has been postponed to 24 October 2021 and the good news is that you now have time to prepare and join us in beautiful Namibia in October.

  • 19 Feb 2021 Beautiful Namib

     The Namib Desert is stunning, check out some of the photos on the new course. 

  • 08 Feb 2021 The Course

     Learn more about the coure of the Namib Race and some spectacular images of what you will get to experience. 

  • 27 Jan 2021 Start Blogging

    Now is a great time to start writing your blog for the Namib Race that you can then continue updating as a race diary during the race in April & May. You can also learn a lot from the past Namib Race blogs... 

  • 12 Jan 2021 ZOOM Info Session on How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra - 17 Jan

    After the success of the Zoom Info Session last week we are repeating this session on Sunday, 17 January at 9am UK (6pm Tokyo, 5pm Singapore & Hong Kong) AND 6pm UK (1pm New York, 10am Seattle, 3pm Buenos Aires). There is also a recording of this on our YouTube Channel.

  • 01 Jan 2021 ZOOM Info Session on How to Prepare for a 250km Ultra - 10 Jan 2021

    If you are unsure how to get started with your preparation, need some motivation and are keen to pick up some top tips then be sure to join this info session.



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