ENTRY DETAILS

Registration is open for races in 2023 and 2024.

If competing as a member of a team, every member should complete a registration form and note the team name and names of all team members on the registration form.

DATES & ENTRY FEES

2023 & 2024 RACE DATES & ENTRY FEES

*Note that registration for The Last Desert (Antarctica) is by invitation. Only competitors who have completed two of the other races in the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series are invited to The Last Desert. In 2023, RacingThePlanet: The 20-Year Race in Jordan will also be a qualifier for The Last Desert (Antarctica).

**Entry fees and the actual date for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2024 are not confirmed yet. 


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NEXT STEP TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

A deposit of US$1,500 (US$5,000 for The Last Desert) is required to secure a place. The balance is due 120 days before the start of the race (or 180 days before the start of The Last Desert). When you register for a race, your confirmation email will include a link allowing you to pay the deposit or full race entry fee straight away by credit card. You can also pay by bank wire.

If you would like to pay in installments, please email [email protected] for more information.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You may pay via (1) Credit Card or (2) bank wire transfer.

(1) Credit Card

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted if paying by credit card. When you register for a race, your confirmation email will include a link allowing you to pay the deposit or full race entry fee straight away by credit card. 

(2) Bank Wire Transfer

If paying by bank wire transfer, send an email to [email protected] and we'll provide bank wire instructions.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your entry fee for the each of the RacingThePlanet races, excluding The Last Desert (Antarctica), includes the following:

  • International staff and medical support throughout race
  • Water for the duration of the race
  • Tented accomodation for seven (7) nights
  • Campfire (weather permitting) with hot water available for cooking and making warm drinks in the mornings and evenings for the duration of the race
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation (one night pre-race and one night post-race, double occupancy)
  • Pre-race and post-race breakfasts and one pre-race lunch
  • Awards Banquet ticket (including dinner, awards presentation and photo slideshow)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Souvenir race t-shirt or jacket

Your entry fee for The Last Desert includes the following:

  • A place on the expedition ship used to take you to Antarctica and as the "Base Camp" in between each stage of the race - accommodation in two to four bed cabins with hot water showers.
  • Meals on the ship in between stages - each stage is self-supported
  • International staff and medical support throughout race.
  • Water while on the ship and on shore for the duration of the race.
  • Awards Banquet ticket (including dinner, awards presentation and photo slideshow).
  • Finisher's medal - plus 4 Deserts medal for those joining the 4 Deserts Club and special 4 Deserts Grand Slam and 4 Deserts Champions awards.
  • Special edition RacingThePlanet jacket.

The additional costs to consider are your flights / transportation to the expedition ship, any accommodation required in Ushuaia and personal equipment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For all races, the following applies. 

Transfer/refund: If notice of cancellation is received 120 days or more before the race, the registrant is entitled to a full refund less US$600. Any cancellation received less than 120 days before the start date of the race will not be entitled to a refund, however you may request to transfer to another race, excluding The Last Desert (Antarctica), by notifying us by email no later than eight weeks before the start date of the race. Entry fees may be transferred to another race at no cost one time only. The entry fees must be used by the end of the next calendar year and cannot be used towards The Last Desert in Antarctica.

Note: Entry fees to The Last Desert (Antarctica) are non-refundable and non-transferrable.