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.


  • 23 Apr 2021

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 24 Apr 2021

    Race Check-In & go to Camp 1
  • 25 Apr 2021

    Race Starts
  • 25 Apr 2021 - to - 01 May 2021

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
  • 01 May 2021

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 02 May 2021

    Event Concludes

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  • 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.


  • 23 Dec 2020 Happy Holidays from us all at RacingThePlanet

    Wishing you all a nice break. Stay healthy, happy and well and keep up the training - the Namib Desert is waiting for you! Hope to see you in the coastal desert town of Swakopmund in 4 MONTHS.

  • 15 Dec 2020 Beautiful Namibia

     The 2021 Course of the Namib Race is going to be spectacular.  Look at the photos to see what you will experience.  

  • 02 Dec 2020 All set for the Namib Race in April 2021!

    With Namibia doing well, borders open, most countries lifting restrictions on travel to Namibia, some changes in our race format and a vaccine starting to be rolled out, we are excited to get back to the desert in Namibia in April. We hope you will join us?!

  • 17 Nov 2020 Community Challenge: Desert Lion Conservation

    Learn more about one of the organizations we are pleased to support with donations from the Community Challenge.  

  • 09 Nov 2020 We have (virtually) made it to Namibia

    After just 10 days we have completed more than 13,000km that has got us from Mongolia, to Georgia and across the border into Namibia in the RacingThePlanet Community Challenge! It's a reminder what an amazing community we have and how far we can go when we do it as a team. It's not too late to join

  • 03 Nov 2020 Join our RacingThePlanet Virtual Community Challenge

    To celebrate the RacingThePlanet community during these times we are joining together from all of our different locations, to collectively run or hike from Mongolia to Georgia to Namibia to Chile to Antarctica! And we are making donations to communities of our host countries along the way. Find out more and join the community achieve this goal!

  • 22 Oct 2020 Who is racing in the Namib Race 2021?

    Our first race of 2021 is the Namib Race starting on 26 April. Have a look at who is already confirmed to be on the start line. 


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