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

  • 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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  • 22 Jan 2023 #MORETHANARACE Zoom Call

    Listen to a recorded Zoom call for an inspirational talk about What Makes RacingThePlanet more than just running 250km across a desert!

  • 04 Jan 2023 Be Inspired

    Watch this 20 minute video of the 2022 edition of the Namib Race to be inspired and wow'ed by the beauty of the course and the determination of the racers. 

  • 26 Dec 2022 Happy New Year

    Get ready for a great New Year.  Have a look at this training plan to keep you motivated.

  • 14 Dec 2022 Start Planning for the Namib Race in April 2024

    If you are not ready to race in 2023 then why not plan early for 2024. 

  • 05 Dec 2022 Find out more about the Location, Weather and Culture of the Namib Race

    Home to the oldest desert and the largest dunes in the world Namibia has some of the most stunning and iconic desert landscape. The desert scenery includes, Salt pans, wide open plains, scattered mountain outcrops, huge expanses of dramatic sand dunes, moon-like landscapes, Atlantic waves crashing against the sandy desert shore-line and a fascinating array of plants and animals,

  • 23 Nov 2022 Follow the last race of 2022 Live from Antarctica

    Racers are en route to Antarctica expecting to see the first icebergs on Thursday and then the race begins. Follow the race through photos, results, breaking news, videos, blogs and more. You can also send messages of support.

  • 16 Nov 2022 It's Never Too Early to Start Preparing

    This article will help you to understand what you need to start doing to arrive at the start line fully prepared.

  • 09 Nov 2022 Watch the 9-episode series on the Namib Race

    This series shows the scenery, terrain, trials and tribulations of the racers taking on the Namib Race.

  • 19 Oct 2022 It's Official

    The next edition of the Namib Race will take place on the 28 April 2024. After two editions of the Namib Race within six months, there will not be a Namib Race in 2023.

  • 05 Oct 2022 The 16th Atacama Crossing has Concluded

    Relive the Atacama Crossing through photos and videos.

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