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.


  • 29 Apr 2022

    Competitors Arrive
  • 30 Apr 2022

    Race Check-In
  • 01 May 2022

    Race Starts
  • 01 May 2022 - to - 07 May 2022

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
  • 07 May 2022

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 08 May 2022

    Event Concludes

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  • 24 Sep 2022 Follow the 16th Edition of the Atacama Crossing LIVE

    Follow the LIVE race coverage from 25 September - 1 October 2022. Check out the Breaking News, Results, Photos, Videos, Stage Details and more.

  • 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.

  • 23 Jun 2022 Follow your friends racing Georgia now

    Many of the racers from the Namib Race this year are racing in Georgia. Have a look at the website to see how they are doing and send a message of support that they will read at Camp.

  • 08 Jun 2022 "Out here we are just friends who have not met before"

    There is something special about the experience of running 250km through the desert. Hear what the Namib Race competitors said about it.

  • 01 Jun 2022 Namib Race Highlights Video is OUT

    250km of stunning scenery, hot (hot hot) temperatures, inspring stories and personal acheivements all summed up in this 20 minutes highlights video. 

  • 25 May 2022 Post Race Reflections

    The post-race reflections tell us more than the race itself as racers process what they experienced and achieved. 20 year-old Yosef sums up his experience and learnings in his last blog.

  • 18 May 2022 The Namib Race 2022 has concluded

    Re-live an amazing week in the Namib Desert through the race coverage which includes results, photos, videos, blogs, stories, stage updates and more.


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