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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  • 24 Sep 2023 Follow the 17th Atacama Crossing LIVE

    Follow the LIVE website coverage including GPS tracking as racers make their way across the lunar-like landscape of the Atacama Desert. Check out photos, videos and results.

  • 13 Sep 2023 Find out more the host town of Swakopmund

    This coastal desert town is one of the highlights of Namibia in itself. Lots to see and do as well as plenty of places to eat and relax. 

  • 07 Sep 2023 Snapshot of the Namib Race

    This highlights video from the Namib Race which shows you the scenery, terrain, emotions, feelings and camp site locatins. 

  • 30 Aug 2023 Did you know ...

    That 90% of Namibia is classed as a desert! Find out more quick facts about the Namib Race and the location. 

  • 23 Aug 2023 The race is filling up fast - see who will be on the start line

    If you're planning to join the Namib Race, go ahead and complete the registration and start your preparation - and have a look at who you will be racing with. 

  • 16 Aug 2023 Eight Months until the next edition of the Namib Race

    Are you looking for an adventure to get you out of your comfort zone? With 8 eight months until the Namib Race starts now is the time to reserve your place and start preparing.

  • 12 Aug 2023 Watch the Recording of the RacingThePlanet Medical Team Q&A on ZOOM

    You can watch the recording of the Zoom call with a panel of our Medical Doctors talking about the most common medical issues at the races and how to prevent and manage them, as well as a detailed Q&A section.

  • 02 Aug 2023 Summary of the Namib Race

    It flew by, it was a wonderful week in every way.It still hasn't sunk in what we were doing. What we were traveling through. What we were a part of. What we are a part of. After this experience, I consider myself part of the luckiest people on the planet ..... read more

  • 20 Jul 2023 Zoom, 30 July: Get Ready for the Atacama Crossing

    Whether you are planning for this year or a future year this Information Session will help you arrive at the start line well prepared.  Join us on Sunday, 30 July, @4pm London / 5pm Europe (Germany) / @8am PST (San Francisco)  / @11am EST (New York) / @11pm Hong Kong. Register Now

  • 19 Jul 2023 Mark Your Calendars - 28 April

    Start 2024 off with an adventure - join the Namib Race in April. Have a look at the full itinerary and mark your calendars. 

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