RacingThePlanet: The 20-Year Race

RacingThePlanet is excited to announce that its next "Roving Race" will be located in JORDAN. In 2023, RacingThePlanet will celebrate its 20-year anniversary. With three races planned, the Gobi March in Mongolia, the Atacama Crossing in Chile, and RacingThePlanet: The 20-Year Race will each feature special activities and celebrations as we bring together past alumni and welcome new members to the RacingThePlanet Family. Jordan has been specially selected as a location with iconic desert scenery and culture, and we feel that there is no better way to celebrate 20 years than with a finish at the ancient village of Petra. With over 100,000 archeological sites, only 15 percent of Jordan has yet to be explored. Competitors will see Petra, Wadi Rum, The Treasury, and other historical sites as they traverse 250 kilometers (155 miles) across this most spectacular desert landscape. As an important bridge between Europe, Asia and Africa, Jordan was specially chosen for this special celebration which will bring together 50 nationalities to celebrate our anniversary.


  • 03 Nov 2023

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 04 Nov 2023

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 05 Nov 2023

    Race Starts
  • 05 Nov 2023 - to - 11 Nov 2023

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 11 Nov 2023

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)
  • 12 Nov 2023

    Event Concludes

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  • 22 Jan 2023 #MORETHANARACE Zoom Call

    Listen to a recorded Zoom call for an inspirational talk about What Makes RacingThePlanet more than just running 250km across a desert!

  • 11 Jan 2023 RacingThePlanet Cafe to Celebrate 20 Years

    As part of our 20-year celebrations, a special cafe will be set up at each campsite offering tea and coffee each day to all participants at the races in 2023.

  • 04 Jan 2023 Spectacular Course

    Be ready for 250km / 155 miles of beauty, adventure and excitement. Starting in Wadi Rum and finishing in front of the Treasury in the UNESCO site of Petra. See the stage distances, elevation and description of each Stage on the website.

  • 28 Dec 2022 Make 2023 a year to remember

    Do something life changing in 2023 - like running/walking 250km across a desert. Take the first step for an adventure of a lifetime!

  • 21 Dec 2022 Happy Holidays

    Wishing all a happy holiday - a great time to relax, reflect, prepare and plan ready for a great start to the new year! Have a look at this training plan to keep you motivated.

  • 14 Dec 2022 How to get to the race in Jordan

    The meeting place is Petra(!). You need to be there by Friday, 3 November. The best way to get there is to first fly into Amman (the capital of Jordan) and then take a transfer south to Petra. 

  • 05 Dec 2022 What will the temperatures be in Jordan?

    Jordan in November (considered the end of autumn / fall) is warm and sunny. The temperatures are expected to be as low as 8°C / 46°F at night with highs of up to 32°C / 89°F during the day – however they may not reach these extremes or could go beyond them

  • 23 Nov 2022 Follow the last race of 2022 Live from Antarctica

    Racers are en route to Antarctica expecting to see the first icebergs on Thursday and then the race begins. Follow the race through photos, results, breaking news, videos, blogs and more. You can also send messages of support.

  • 16 Nov 2022 Wow, what an incredible place

    Have a look at the photos for an idea of the spectacular scenery and the type of terrain to expect. You can also select 2014 from the drop down list to see more. 

  • 09 Nov 2022 The Course is Set

    Find out more about the route, stage distances, elevation and terrain that racers will take on in The 20-Year Race in Jordan!


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