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.


  • 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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  • 10 Apr 2024 Photo & Video Packages

    Joining a RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon is something you will never forget. Don't miss the chance to keep the photographic memories with the personalised photo and video packages.

  • 03 Apr 2024 The Namib Race 2024 Line Up

    Find who is racing in Namibia this month. The stats, the facts, the speedsters and the more.

  • 27 Mar 2024 Watch the Racing Namibia Video Series

    This fabulous 9-part series gives you a great insight into what to expect at the Namib Race which starts on 28 April 2024.

  • 20 Mar 2024 Charity Initiative to help Local Namibians

    Get involved with further by joining the Sandwich Tour or bringing items to donate.

  • 11 Mar 2024 Sustainability and Giving Back

    Since its founding in 2002, RacingThePlanet has continually looked for ways to support the local communities where its races are held, and for ways to stage the races in the most sustainable way.  Read about some of RacingThePlanet's initiatives to make the world a better place.

  • 06 Mar 2024 Are You Ready?

    The key items at this point are travel, forms, patches, equipment and training. For recap on the training preparation have a look at this article.

  • 28 Feb 2024 Two Months until the Namib Race 2024 gets started

    Get ready to follow this incredible race through stunning landscape, culture and inspiring competitors. 

  • 21 Feb 2024 A great line up for the Namib Race

    120 people, 46 countries represented including our first person from Kazakhstan, 20% female and hundreds of inspiring stories. See who is set for a lifetime experience in Namibia in April.

  • 14 Feb 2024 First Blog for the Namib Race 2024

    Read the first blog entry for the 2024 edition of the Namib Race. You can also read blogs from previous editions of the race for first-hand accounts of the race. And even consider starting your own blog. 

  • 07 Feb 2024 Stunning & Challenging Course

    The 250km / 155 mile course for the Namib Race takes competitors through the Dorob & Nauklauft National Parks through canyons, rocky hills, salt lakeswide open desert, dry river beds, an ostrich farm and spectacular dunes before finsihing on the beach. See the full details including stage distances, elevation chart and more details.

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