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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  • 13 Sep 2023 Did You Miss the Zoom Call?

    You can watch the recording now. Find out everything from how to get to the host town and the entry requirements to Jordan to the details of the course and logistics for the finish line. 

  • 07 Sep 2023 Zoom Call - Information Session about The 20-Year Race (Jordan)

    Get ready, get inspired and bring your questions. We will hold an Information Session about The 20-Year Race (Jordan) on Sunday, 10 September at 4pm UK / 8am PST / 11am EST

  • 30 Aug 2023 New Photos & Videos from the Course

    The pre-race recce is happening now. See photos and videos from the course this week.

  • 23 Aug 2023 Mark Your Calendars for a Zoom Call about RacingThePlanet: The 20-Year Race (Jordan)

    Find out all you need to know about logistics, travel, the format, the course, equipment, weather and more.

  • 12 Aug 2023 Watch the Recording of the RacingThePlanet Medical Team Q&A on ZOOM

    You can watch the recording of the Zoom call with a panel of our Medical Doctors talking about the most common medical issues at the races and how to prevent and manage them, as well as a detailed Q&A section.

  • 02 Aug 2023 Be the first to start a blog

    Blogs are a great way to record your journey, document your preparation, make yourself accountable and share your expereince with friends, family and other racers. Be the first to start a blog for The 20-Year Race (Jordan).

  • 26 Jul 2023 Photos from the Course

    It is the third time we have held a race in Jordan. You can see photos from the previous races from this link - then select 2014 from the drop down. Photos tell you more than a thousand words!

  • 20 Jul 2023 Zoom, Sunday, 30 July: Get Ready for the Atacama Crossing

    Whether you are planning for this year or a future year this Information Session will help you arrive at the start line well prepared.  Join us on Sunday, 30 July, @4pm London / 5pm Europe (Germany) / @8am PST (San Francisco)  / @11am EST (New York) / @11pm Hong Kong. Register Now

  • 19 Jul 2023 What a Line Up

    A huge field, lots of alumni and some very fast racers. See how will be at the start line of the race in November to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. 

  • 12 Jul 2023 Check Out the Staff & Volunteers Who Will be Supporting the Race

    As always we have an all-star line up of support crew at The 20-Year Race (Jordan). See who is on the volunteer, media, medical and management team to support and cheer for you during the race.


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