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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  • 12 Jan 2022 All About The People of the Namib Desert

    The Namib desert: the oldest desert in the world with the highest sand dunes in the world… but where are all the people? Namibia (Africa) is the second least populated country in the world! Find out more about this culturally diverse country and it's people. 

  • 05 Jan 2022 Get to Know The Race Director for the Namib Race

     Samantha Pruitt joins the team as Race Director - "I'm pleased to help produce a race of this magnitude and be able to share the stories of people who endure, inspire, and who are truly extraordinary yet completely relatable."


  • 31 Dec 2021 Celebrating Our Community

    RacingThePlanet is all about the people - 2021 saw so many stories of success and inspiration worthy of celebration! 

  • 24 Dec 2021 Seasons Greetings!

    Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at RacingThePlanet! A big thank you to our community for your continued support during these challenging times. We have such an exciting year planned for 2022 and are looking forward to sharing it all with you! 

  • 22 Dec 2021 Christmas Wish List

    With Christmas just around the corner, why not see which items Santa could be bringing you? Check out the equipment list for information on everything you need to be prepared for the Namibian Desert!

  • 15 Dec 2021 Forging New Friendships

    Trail runner and adventure filmmaker, Jeff Pelletier, based in Vancouver, Canada joined us in Namibia for their first RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultramarathon. Jeff finished 4th overall, missing out on a podium finish by just 5 minutes! Read about his incredible experience on the course of the Namib Race 2021. 

  • 08 Dec 2021 Lessons learned from the Namib Race

    Rob Ripley completed (and won) his first multi-stage race at the Namib Race 2021. In this epilogue he shares his final thoughts and top tips for those planning to do this race.

  • 01 Dec 2021 First Hand Experience

    Find out what it's REALLY like to run 250km across the Namibian Desert. Competitor Beth Whitman shares her account from the Namib Race 2021. 

  • 24 Nov 2021 Who will be on the start line in 2022?

    With less than 6 months to go until the Namib Race, have a look at which competitors will be at the start line for 2022. 

  • 18 Nov 2021 The 6 Month Countdown Has Begun!

    The race ahead will be tough. Every competitor will be challenged. Committing to consistent, structured exercise and planning will put you in the best possible position to overcome anything the race has to offer, and to make it through all 250km so we can see you crossing the finish line with pride.


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