About The Last Desert

The Last Desert is the only multi-day race on the Antarctic continent. The Last Desert in Antarctica is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Competitors traverse up to 250 km / 155 miles across the largest desert in the world which is often referred to as the "White Desert". The race is held around the Antarctic Peninsula which has a remarkable history of polar exploration and whaling. The scenic backdrop includes icebergs, mountains, research bases, seals, birds and penguins.


  • 26 Nov 2024

    Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
  • 27 Nov 2024

    At Sea
  • 28 Nov 2024

    At Sea
  • 29 Nov 2024 - to - 03 Dec 2024

    Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
  • 04 Dec 2024

    At Sea
  • 05 Dec 2024

    At Sea
  • 06 Dec 2024

    Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship

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  • 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.

  • 01 Mar 2023 Registration is open for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2024

    Book Your Place on a Once-in-Lifetime Trip to Antarctica. There are limted places (just 50) so don't miss out. Even if you are not yet qualified you can still reserve your place.

  • 14 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. 

  • 02 Feb 2023 Dates set for 10th Edition of The Last Desert

    The Last Desert 2024 will set sail for Antarctica on 26 November 2024.  Registration will open soon for the limited places on Antarctica's only multi-stage race.

  • 17 Jan 2023 #MORETHANARACE

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

  • 26 Dec 2022 Happy New Year

    Get ready for a great New Year.  Have a look at this training plan to keep you motivated.

  • 14 Dec 2022 Reserve your place in Antarctica!

    The next edition of The Last Desert (Antarctica) is planned for November 2024. Reserve your place now!

  • 21 Nov 2022 The final race of 2022 is about to get started in Antarctica!

    Have a look at the exciting line up of racers who are ready to take on this challenge.

  • 15 Nov 2022 Who will be the 4 Deserts Champions 2022?

    Check out the rankings to see who's in the running to be the 4 Deserts Champions 2022.  Just a warning:  The Last Desert is unlike any other race.

  • 06 Nov 2022 Sign Up for Breaking News

    After four years, we are finally setting sail for Antarctica on 22 November.  Sign up for Breaking News to get daily updates from the Beagle Channel, the Drake Passage and Antarctica as racers from 26 nations conquer The Last Desert.


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