RacingThePlanet: The 20-Year Race

RacingThePlanet is excited to announce that its next "Roving Race" will be located in JORDAN to 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.

Itinerary

  • 20 Sep 2024

    Competitors Arrive (hotel provided)
  • 21 Sep 2024

    Race Check-In & Go to Camp 1
  • 22 Sep 2024

    Race Starts
  • 22 Sep 2024 - to - 28 Sep 2024

    Stage 1 - To - Stage 6 take place
  • 29 Sep 2024

    Event Concludes
  • 28 Sep 2024

    Awards Banquet (hotel provided)

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  • 22 Jun 2024 Follow the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2024 LIVE NOW

    The 18th edition of the Gobi March starts on Sunday, 23 June.  See live tracking, photos, videos, results, blogs and more on the Gobi March LIVE page.

     

  • 12 Jun 2024 Find out more about the Weather, Location & Culture of Jordan

    Jordan in September (considered the end of summer and beginning of autumn / fall) is hot and sunny. The temperatures are expected to be 25°C / 77°F at night with highs of up to 40°C / 104°F during the day

  • 05 Jun 2024 The Competitor Area is Open

    These have been sent to all confirmed competitors. If you haven't received them let us know - [email protected]

  • 29 May 2024 The Course - Stage by Stage

    Find out about each Stage of the course for The 20-Year Race in Jordan. This includes the distances, elevataion and a description of each Stage. 

  • 22 May 2024 An Amazing Support Crew

    We have a talented and diverse group of people who will support the race as volunteers, doctors, media and management. Have a look at who will be on the team. 

  • 15 May 2024 Four Months until we race in Jordan

    See who will be on the startline to explore the stunning deserts of Jordan. 

  • 04 May 2024 Namib Race 2024 Has Concluded

    Vicente Juan Beneito (Spain) and Deborah Walker (Australia) have won the Namib Race 2024. Team Jeanne & Adam (Jeanne Chen and Adam Park) won the Official Team Division and Team Pollo Amarillo (Vicente Juan Beneito (Spain), Christain Colque (Argentina) and Jeison du Costa Duarte (Brazil) have won the Group Team Division. Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Namib Race 2024.

  • 18 Apr 2024 Impact Magazine features the 4 Deserts Race Series

    Impact Magazine has named the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series one of the World's Most Extreme, alongside the Western States 100 Miler and UTMB.

  • 10 Apr 2024 Keep up the Training

    Put in a place a traning plan, or benchmark where you are at against our generic training plans. There are three to choose from: beginners, intermediate and advanced. 

  • 27 Mar 2024 Six Months Until We are in Petra

    We are all set and very excited to race through the beautiful deserts and welcoming culture of Jordan.

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