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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  • 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.

  • 13 Apr 2022 Two Weeks until the Namib Race 2022

    Have a look at who will be on the startline!

  • 06 Apr 2022 Racer runs with one kidney after donating one

    We have another impressive and inspiring group of racers at the Namib Race. Find out more abuot Matthew Cavanaugh who is running to show you can live a full life after donating one kidney.

  • 30 Mar 2022 Namib Race Support Crew

    We have another fabulous crew who will be supporting the Namib Race.

  • 23 Mar 2022 It's Forms Time!

    There are a few forms that we need racers to complete before they start the race to share details about their medical history, medications, allergies, emergency contacts, logistics and also submit a medical certificate signed by their doctor. You will find these in the Competitor Area of the website. For the Namib Race the deadline is 31 March.

  • 16 Mar 2022 Namib Race Video Teaser

    With six weeks until the Namib Race this trailer will give you a sneak preview of what's in store.

  • 09 Mar 2022 Thank You for Your Support of the People of Ukraine

    Thank you to the RacingThePlanet Community for raising over US$11,000 in 48 hours to support the People of Ukraine. We'll be providing an update on how the money is donated/spent on ground.

  • 02 Mar 2022 It's time to finalise your equipment

    With two months until the Namib Race 2022, now is the time to go through the equipment list in detail and check that i) you have all equipment items - or identify what you're missing; ii) the equipment meets the race requirements; and iii) you are happy with the item you have selected. 

  • 27 Feb 2022 Interview with Rob Ripley (Namib Race 2021 winner)

    If you missed this interview it is well worth a listen. Find the training, preparation, strategy and equipment of the race winner - as well as how his race went, what happened on the Long March and his advice to anyone doing the race this year or in the future.


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