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

  • 22 Oct 2021

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 23 Oct 2021

    Race Check-In & go to Camp 1
  • 24 Oct 2021

    Race Starts
  • 25 Oct 2021 - to - 29 Oct 2021

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 Take Place
  • 30 Oct 2021

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 31 Oct 2021

    Event Concludes

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  • 28 Jul 2021 Immerse yourself in this iconic landscape

    The Namib Race 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. Immerse yourself in the ancient landscape through our photo gallery. 

  • 21 Jul 2021 Namibia: Cultural & Scenic Diversity

    Home to the oldest desert and the largest dunes in the world Namibia has some of the most stunning and iconic desert landscapes. Learn about the colorful history and diverse cultures of this ancient desert. 

  • 14 Jul 2021 You couldn’t ask for a better host town than Swakopmund

    Swakopmund is the host city for the 4 Deserts, Namib Race (Namibia). It’s a great place to spend some time, eating and drinking and eating a bit more. There’s something for everyone - but it’s the German food, beer and vibe that is what it’s all about. 

  • 07 Jul 2021 Follow in their footsteps

    Read the experiences of past racers of the Namib Race - what better way to find out what it's really like to race in Namibia than from the people who have done just that themselves! "The coast is completely wild and desolate – amazing to run in – and plenty to look at and keep your mind off the running." - Dan Parr, 2019 competitor. 

  • 30 Jun 2021 Who will be on the start line this year?

    With just 4 months to go until the Namib Race, have a look at which competitors will be at the start line for 2021. 

  • 23 Jun 2021 Check out the course details

    For details of location, elevation, altitude, stage distances and more have a look at the course page of the website. 

  • 16 Jun 2021 Namib Race Fireside Talk with the Race Director

    This year we will be exploring a brand new course. Watch the Fireside Talk, where you can listen to Carlos Garcia, Namib Race Course Director, share details about the new course. 

  • 09 Jun 2021 Share The Experience

    Bring friends and family members with you on your Namib Race journey with the RacingThePlanet Experience for Friends & Family.

  • 25 May 2021 The Vaccine Roll Out is going well in Namibia

    One of our racers from Namibia blogs about getting his vaccine. They are now available to everyone in Namibia!!

  • 19 May 2021 The Namib Race Documentary

    Watch this 22 minute mini documentary to get a feel for race, the scenery, the terrain, the inspiring racers and the camaraderie.

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