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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  • 24 Jun 2020 How to look after your feet in the desert

     Nick Askham is the Namib Race event manager and specialist podiatrist. He has created a series of videos available on YouTube to help you keep you feet in good shape during a multiday ultramarathon in the desert. Episode 1 and 2 are now available and episode 3 coming soon..

  • 03 Jun 2020 Namibian Dunes!

    Immerse yourself in the beautiful dunes of the Namib Desert by watching this 90 second video.

  • 15 May 2020 Fireside Chat about the Namib Race Course on Zoom

    Listen to the course director for the Namib Race describe the course stage by stage and share details about the new course including which is the toughest stage and the section.

  • 26 Apr 2020 Camping Time! #racingtheplanetvirtual

     While social distancing we encourage you to be as creative as possible. Check out our Virtual Camping Challenge! 

  • 22 Apr 2020 A New Course for 2020

    Watch the full preview for the the all new for 2020, Namib Race course!

  • 09 Apr 2020 Stage 1 Sneak Peak

     We can't wait to be in the Namib Desert - check out what beauty awaits you on Stage 1. 

  • 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.


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