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.


  • 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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  • 31 May 2023 Payment by Installments Option

    It is possible pay the entry fee in installments, for example ten monthly payments of $410. If you are intersted in this option you can email [email protected] to find out more. 

  • 24 May 2023 Training Plans

    There are eleven months until the Namib Race 2024 - time to start planning your training. We have training plans for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels to help get you started.

  • 18 May 2023 Volunteer Selection Starting Soon

    At each race we have a team of 15-20 volunteers who man the checkpoints, sweep (walk behind the last the racers), rove in vehicles, help at camp and generally provide enormous support to the race and competitors while seeing amazing places in a unique way. The 2023 teams are now full, but will start selecting the volunteer teams for the Namib Race 2024 soon. If you are interested complete an application or send us a message to [email protected]

  • 15 May 2023 Youtube: Advice from a Leading Wilderness Medicine Expert

    Learn about the GOES.health App -- Go Boldly, Go Safely, Tips from Wilderness Medicine Expert Dr. Alex Herndon.

  • 10 May 2023 The Host Town Swakopmund

    The coastal town of Swakopmund is a great location for the host town. It is itself a highlight of Namibia and the race finishes on the beach where the desert meets the Atlantic Ocean. 

  • 03 May 2023 The Namib Desert is truly stunning

    If you don't believe us, see for yourself from photos of past editions of the race. 

  • 28 Apr 2023 RacingThePlanet #morethanarace Documentary

    Watch the incredible documentary put together by Michael Murphy who captured every race in 2022 through his video camera.

  • 19 Apr 2023 Training Plans

    Have a look at the training plans for an idea of a recommended plan to be able to finish the race comfortably. There are also intermediate and advanced plans if you want to finish stronger.

  • 12 Apr 2023 What are you doing in April 2024?

    The Namib Race of course!!?!! Have a look at the full itinerary. 

  • 05 Apr 2023 Adventure, Challenge, Camaraderie

    See it all through the photos from the beautiful Namib Race. 

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