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.

Itinerary

  • 26 Apr 2024

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 27 Apr 2024

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 28 Apr 2024

    Race Starts
  • 28 Apr 2024 - to - 04 May 2024

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 04 May 2024

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 05 May 2024

    Event Concludes

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  • 05 Dec 2022 Find out more about the Location, Weather and Culture of the Namib Race

    Home to the oldest desert and the largest dunes in the world Namibia has some of the most stunning and iconic desert landscape. The desert scenery includes, Salt pans, wide open plains, scattered mountain outcrops, huge expanses of dramatic sand dunes, moon-like landscapes, Atlantic waves crashing against the sandy desert shore-line and a fascinating array of plants and animals,

  • 23 Nov 2022 Follow the last race of 2022 Live from Antarctica

    Racers are en route to Antarctica expecting to see the first icebergs on Thursday and then the race begins. Follow the race through photos, results, breaking news, videos, blogs and more. You can also send messages of support.

  • 16 Nov 2022 It's Never Too Early to Start Preparing

    This article will help you to understand what you need to start doing to arrive at the start line fully prepared.

  • 09 Nov 2022 Watch the 9-episode series on the Namib Race

    This series shows the scenery, terrain, trials and tribulations of the racers taking on the Namib Race.

  • 19 Oct 2022 It's Official

    The next edition of the Namib Race will take place on the 28 April 2024. After two editions of the Namib Race within six months, there will not be a Namib Race in 2023.

  • 05 Oct 2022 The 16th Atacama Crossing has Concluded

    Relive the Atacama Crossing through photos and videos.

  • 21 Aug 2022 Desert Test

    Challenged by a friend, Michael Benner tested body and mind in the harsh wilderness of Namibia.

  • 20 Aug 2022 Takuya Wakaoka of Japan and Sarah Oppermann of Ireland have won RacingThePlanet: Lapland

    Takuya Wakaoka of Japan and Sarah Oppermann of Ireland have won RacingThePlanet: Lapland after running 250 kilometers (155 miles) across the heart of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle.

  • 20 Jul 2022 Race Report

    Blogs are written from the cybertent at end of each Stage. They are raw accounts of each day. This blog by Arthur Azevedo from Brazil gives a great summary from the back of the field.

  • 06 Jul 2022 Watch the 9-episode series on the Namib Race

    These nine 20 minute episodes take you through the Namib Race Stage by Stage as seen by 4th place racer Jeff Pelletier. They give you a true insight into the race as well interviews with various racers and comments on gear, climate, camp life and more.

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