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 2021Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
23 Oct 2021Race Check-In & go to Camp 1
24 Oct 2021Race Starts
25 Oct 2021 - to - 29 Oct 2021Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
30 Oct 2021Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
31 Oct 2021Event Concludes
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12 May 2021
5 Months to go - are you on track?
Now is a great time to recap some of the milestones to have achieved before you get to the startline of the race which you can read about in this feature.
05 May 2021
Book a Call with the RacingThePlanet team
If you would like to know more about the Namib Race you can now book a call with a member of the RacingThePlanet team to ask any questions or simply to get an overview of the race.
30 Apr 2021
"It is something I have never done before. It was a wonderful sense of independence"
Get inspired to step out of your comfort zone and do something different.
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
The Namib Desert is stunning, check out some of the photos on the new course.
08 Feb 2021
Learn more about the coure of the Namib Race and some spectacular images of what you will get to experience.
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