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

  • 22 Oct 2021

    Competitors Arrive
  • 23 Oct 2021

    Race Check-In at Camp 1
  • 24 Oct 2021

    Race Starts
  • 24 Oct 2021 - to - 30 Oct 2021

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
  • 30 Oct 2021

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 31 Oct 2021

    Event Concludes

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  • 22 Sep 2021 Zoom Info Session - Get Prepared!

    Join us on Zoom this Saturday to find out everything you need to know for the Namib Race 2021, including details of the stunning new course and much more! 

  • 15 Sep 2021 People often ask 'Why?'

    Namib Race competitor Eyal Shimoni shares his reasons to the big question of 'Why?'

  • 10 Sep 2021 The Namib Race Is On!

    We're excited to be heading back to the stunning desert landscapes of Namibia. Following a hugely successful race in Georgia, RacingThePlanet invites you to join us in the world's oldest desert. 

  • 27 Aug 2021 Only 8 Weeks to go...

    With only a couple of months until the Namib Race starts let's think about how we are going to best fuel ourselves for the adventure ahead. Watch this video for the best tips & advice on food & electrolyte planning. 

  • 16 Aug 2021 Follow RacingThePlanet Georgia

    RacingThePlanet: Georgia is happening now - it is our first race since COVID started. Follow all the action including Results, Photos, Videos, Blogs, Breaking News and more on our live page.

  • 04 Aug 2021 Points of Interest

    90% of Namibia is classed as desert, arid or semi-arid giving rise to the most beautiful and varied desert landscapes you can imagine. Find out more interesting facts on our Quick Facts page of the race. 

  • 28 Jul 2021 Immerse yourself in this iconic landscape

    The Namib Race 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. Immerse yourself in the ancient landscape through our photo gallery. 

  • 21 Jul 2021 Namibia: Cultural & Scenic Diversity

    Home to the oldest desert and the largest dunes in the world Namibia has some of the most stunning and iconic desert landscapes. Learn about the colorful history and diverse cultures of this ancient desert. 

  • 14 Jul 2021 You couldn’t ask for a better host town than Swakopmund

    Swakopmund is the host city for the 4 Deserts, Namib Race (Namibia). It’s a great place to spend some time, eating and drinking and eating a bit more. There’s something for everyone - but it’s the German food, beer and vibe that is what it’s all about. 

  • 07 Jul 2021 Follow in their footsteps

    Read the experiences of past racers of the Namib Race - what better way to find out what it's really like to race in Namibia than from the people who have done just that themselves! "The coast is completely wild and desolate – amazing to run in – and plenty to look at and keep your mind off the running." - Dan Parr, 2019 competitor. 

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