After spending 7 days running 155 miles through the desert, sleeping in a tent and eating dehydrated food having not showered for the week racers are usually excited for a burgers, pizzas, beers and showers but above all it is often their families th ... View More
 WOMEN IN ULTRA AND MULTISTAGE RACES Ultra running over the years has been predominately the preserve of male participants. At RacingThePlanet and 4 Desert Ultramarathon Series races we have noticed similar rates of participation, and we usuall ... View More
IDEAS FOR YOUR TIME IN NAMIBIA One of the best things about competing in RacingThePlanet ultramarathons is the amazing locations. In Namibia we have picked a country with spectacular scenery, culture and wildlife in one of the safest places to trave ... View More
August 2019 Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 36. Despite the initial setback, his diagnosis became the catalyst in his life for showing people the possibility of creating positive change in the face of adv ... View More
The 4 Deserts Grand Slam takes place in even numbered years and, therefore, will again take place in 2020 starting with the Namib Race in Namibia. In one calendar year, competitors from all over the world will attempt to complete 4 x 250 kilometer (1 ... View More
  Getting to Know Team AHO We are always happy to welcome Team AHO to our races, and at Namib2020 the team will be out in force bringing their largest group ever. They had a great group at the Atacama Crossing 2016 and at RacingThePlanet: New ... View More
The 2020 edition of the Namib Race gets underway in the oldest desert in the world on Sunday, 26 April. Let´s take a look at the figures:   There are 25 different countries represented in the race. Japan is the most represented count ... View More
The 2020 Grand Slam and Grand Slam Plus Hopefuls The 4 Deserts Grand Slam began in 2008 when Dean Karnazes of the United States, the famed "Ultramarathon Man",  set out to complete all 4 Deserts Ultramarathons (4 x 250km ultras) in one c ... View More
Namibia is a jewel of a country. Swakopmund is a sparkle in the jewel. You couldn’t ask for a better host town for a 4 Deserts Race than Swakopmund. Swakopmund is the host city for the 4 Deserts, Namib Race (Namibia). It’s a great ... View More
What would make you want to run 250 kilometres in a desert?   This is possibly the most common reaction of friends and family when someone decides to run a 4 Deserts race! The reasons people take part in multi-stage races in deserts arou ... View More