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Popular Filmmaker Jeff Pelletier to Race at RacingThePlanet: Georgia (Special Edition)

Popular Filmmaker Jeff Pelletier to Race at RacingThePlanet: Georgia (Special Edition)

Feb 18 2022   Canadian Jeff Pelletier, a popular filmmaker and trail runner with a large YouTube following, has confirmed his participation at the Special Edition of RacingThePlanet: Georgia set to take place from 19 - 25 June 2022 in the stunning country of Georgia. Georgia is renowned for its extraordinary countryside filled with remote villages, and is the birthplace of wine more than 8,000 years ago. Jeff recently competed in the Namib Race and produced a popular nine-part series documenting his partici ...

RacingThePlanet Returns to the Beautiful Country of Georgia in June 2022 for a Special Edition Race which Will Count as Part of the Famed  4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series

RacingThePlanet Returns to the Beautiful Country of Georgia in June 2022 for a Special Edition Race which Will Count as Part of the Famed 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series

Jan 04 2022   We are very excited to announce that RacingThePlanet will be returning to Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia and a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus mountain villages and Black Sea beaches. For the first time ever, the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon, a six stage, 250 kilometer (155 mile) ultramarathon will return to the same country to allow those who missed the first edition an opportunity to participate. After a highly successful RacingThePlanet Ultra ...

COVID-19 Statement Regarding the 2022 RacingThePlanet Race Schedule

COVID-19 Statement Regarding the 2022 RacingThePlanet Race Schedule

Jan 01 2022     Having staged two successful races in 2021, the Namib Race in Nambia and RacingThePlanet: Georgia, our race schedule for 2022 is currently set to go ahead as planned. The health and safety of our participants, our volunteers, our medical teams, and our local and international staff are always our primary concern. We continue to monitor the guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC and relevant government and medical authorities. Although the nature of our races is ...

RacingThePlanet Announces New Qualifications for the 4 Deserts Grand Slam and 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus

RacingThePlanet Announces New Qualifications for the 4 Deserts Grand Slam and 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus

Dec 17 2021     The 4 Deserts Grand Slam normally involves completing the Namib Race (Namibia), the Gobi March (Mongolia), the Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica) in one calendar year. The 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus typically involves completing the Namib Race (Namibia), the Gobi March (Mongolia), the Atacama Crossing (Chile), The Last Desert (Antarctica) and the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon (in any location) in one calendar year. To date, 78 individuals have completed the 4 Desert ...

RacingThePlanet Stages Another Successful Post-COVID19 Race with a Return to the Namib Desert

RacingThePlanet Stages Another Successful Post-COVID19 Race with a Return to the Namib Desert

Nov 01 2021   After a delay of some 18 months, RacingThePlanet returned to the vast and sparsely populated country of Namibia to stage the Namib Race for what is typically the first race of the calendar year. Racers arrived via Windhoek and Walvis Bay to the host town of Swakopmund before being shuttled to the first campsite located in a completely new location from past editions of the Namib Race. Namibia is situated on the west coast of southern Africa, with South Africa to the south and the Atlantic Ocea ...

RacingThePlanet Stages First Event Post-COVID19 with a Successful Race in the Country of Georgia in August 2021

RacingThePlanet Stages First Event Post-COVID19 with a Successful Race in the Country of Georgia in August 2021

Sep 15 2021     RacingThePlanet Stages First Event Post-COVID19 with a Successful Race in the Country of Georgia in August 2021 After a year-long delay and with new COVID-19 protocols in place, RacingThePlanet staged a successful race in the county of Georgia. With a relatively small but intimate field of racers coming from 29 countries around the world -- racers, volunteers, the medical team and the local team were joyous to be outside again in a bubble of normality. After arriving in Tbilisi, one ...

PRESS RELEASE: Adventurer with Parkinson's, Alex Flynn, takes on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus Ultramarathon Series in 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Adventurer with Parkinson's, Alex Flynn, takes on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus Ultramarathon Series in 2020

Aug 27 2019   Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 36. Despite the initial set-back, his diagnosis became the catalyst in his life for showing people the possibility of creating positive change in the face of adversity.   In 2020, Alex will take on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus – racing 1,250km / 780 miles unsupported on foot across some of the most inhospitable landscapes in the world in the Namib Desert, Gobi Desert, the Great Caucasus of Georgia, the A ...

Hong Kong's Wong Ho Chung and Canadian Isabelle Sauve win The Last Desert Ultramarathon in Antarctica

Dec 01 2018   Antarctica’s only multi-stage race -- RacingThePlanet’s The Last Desert -- concluded today. Hong Kong ultrarunner Wong Ho Chung, 31, won the race completing 250km over five stages in his first race in the snow! This is Wong’s third win this year -- the physical fitness instructor for Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department also won the Gobi March (Mongolia) and the Atacama Crossing (Chile). Combined with his second-place finish in the Namib Race (Namibia) 2018, this makes Wo ...

Eighth edition of Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace begins with The Last Desert 2018

Nov 23 2018   Eighth edition of Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace begins with The Last Desert 2018 RacingThePlanet’s The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2018 gets underway today when competitors from 29 countries are set to begin Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace. Competitors, volunteers and organisers will depart Ushuaia, Argentina to sail across the infamous Drake Passage before embarking on a week-long, six stage race on several locations in and around the Antarctic Peninsula and Main ...

THIRD RACE IN THE 2018 4 DESERTS CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE ATACAMA DESERT OF CHILE IS WON BY WONG HO CHUNG OF HONG KONG & LARA REYNOLDS OF SOUTH AFRICA

Oct 06 2018   The 14th edition of the gruelling 250km / 155 mile Atacama Crossing ultramarathon finished in the main square of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. This is the third leg of the 2018 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series which will conclude in Antarctica at The Last Desert in November.  Wong Ho Chung, a fireman from Hong Kong, was the overall winner in an impressive time of 24 hours and 20 minutes, an incredible 5 hours ahead of second place Takuya Wakaoka, 34, from Japan. Wong mis ...

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