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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  • 15 Mar 2023 Book Your Travel

    Now is a great time to book your flights to make the most of good value options. You need to fly into the capital Amman and arrive by Friday, 3 November (although we recommend you arrive a day or two early). You will be ready to leave on Sunday, 12 November. 

  • 13 Mar 2023 Zoom Recording: Get Ready for the Gobi March!

    Watch the Zoom recording to help you arrive at the start line of the Gobi March well prepared. Listen to Gobi March Course Director Carlos Garcia and get all the tips for a successful race.

  • 07 Mar 2023 Just a Few Places Available

    The 20-Year Race in Jordan has been extremely popular with more than 190 people already set for the race. There are still a few more places available. Reserve your place now. 

  • 01 Mar 2023 Must Watch Film Series by Jeff Pelletier

    Jeff has lanched a new series on his race at the Special Edition Georgia. If you enjoyed his series on the Namib Race you will also love this. You can now watch all 7 episodes on YouTube.

  • 16 Feb 2023 Competitor Area is Open

    The Competitor Area of The 20-Year Race in Jordan, website is open and the login details have been sent to confirmed competitors. This is where you will find some important and useful documents and information to help you arrive in Petra well prepared for the race. If you have not received the log in details let us know. 

  • 12 Feb 2023 Top Tips on Stage Racing from Personal Trainers

    Missed the zoom call?  Go to our Youtube channel for first-hand accounts from three RacingThePlanet alumni, Hannah Walsh, Zandy Mangold and John Bezou, on what it takes to finish, to win or to achieve the 4 Deserts Grand Slam. 

  • 30 Jan 2023 More than 160 Racers Confirmed Already

    There is already a super exciting field with 31% women among the 39 countries - some very strong top runners and lots of returning alumni. Have a look at who is already set to join the race.

  • 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.


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