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.


  • 24 Apr 2020

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 25 Apr 2020

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 26 Apr 2020

    Race Starts
  • 26 Apr 2020 - to - 02 May 2020

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 02 May 2020

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 03 May 2020

    Event Concludes

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  • 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..

  • 26 Oct 2019 2020 is a RacingThePlanet Grand Slam Plus Year!

    What is the Grand Slam and Grand Slam Plus? 2020 is a special year as we are hosting all 5 races with in one year! Do you have what it takes?!


  • 08 Oct 2019 New York Times Article - Bones In The Sand

    Read a recent feature published by the New York Times about the Skeleton Coast and its shipwrecks. 

  • 27 Sep 2019 15th Atacama Crossing is now LIVE

    Follow all the LIVE coverage from the Atacama Desert in Chile for the 15th edition of the Atacama Crossing.


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