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.


  • 03 Nov 2020

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 04 Nov 2020

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 05 Nov 2020

    Race Starts
  • 05 Nov 2020 - to - 11 Nov 2020

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 11 Nov 2020

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 12 Nov 2020

    Event Concludes

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  • 25 Mar 2020 New Dates for the Namib Race 2020

    The Namib Race 2020 will take place from 5 - 11 November. Have a look at the full itinerary.

  • 24 Mar 2020 Namib Race 2020 Postponed due to Coronavirus / COVID-19

    It is with great disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the Namib Race 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. The Namib Race 2020 will be rescheduled to Thursday 5 November 2020 (arrival date of 3 November 2020 and departure date on 12 November 2020) Read details in the link.

  • 05 Mar 2020 The Grand Slam and Grand Slam Plus 2020 Hopefuls.

    Meet those that have taken on the ultimate RacingThePlanet challenge for 2020. To complete the entire 4 Desert Series in one year!

  • 19 Feb 2020 Top Contenders for the Namib Race 2020

    Here's the lowdown on the competitors to watch at the Namib Race 2020, from those challenging for the top spot to those who have overcome adversity just to be on the start line.

  • 30 Jan 2020 3 months before the Namib Race starts!

    Do I have the right kit? Have I trainined enough or correctly? What about the travel and race logistics? So many questions in the lead up to a race but 3 months is still time to prepare if you have a base level of fitness! Here is our guide to what it takes to compete in a 250K stage race

  • 15 Jan 2020 Getting to know Team AHO

    We welcome back colourful Team AHO from Japan for the Namib Race 2020. But who are they?

  • 27 Dec 2019 Alex's Flynn's Inspiring story

    Read a recent article in 'Metro' Newspaper about Alex Flynn. He has overcome incredible odds, to attempt, in 2020 to become the first British competitor to complete the Grand Slam plus. He starts his campaign in Namibia in April.

  • 12 Dec 2019 What equipment do I need for the Namib Race?

    Have a look at each of the 35 equipment items needed for the Namib Race. Maybe some could make it onto your Christmas list?

  • 27 Nov 2019 The Himba People

    You will see and hear the Himba people at the Namib Race. Every night they sing as they tend the race campfires and boil water for dinner. RacingThePlanet races getting you closer to Namibia's culture. 

    Click the title to watch a short film on the Himba people.

  • 13 Nov 2019 Training plans for a 250K self supported race.

    Look through our professionally constructed training plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced competitors. Its never too early to start getting a base fitness..


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