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.


  • 22 Nov 2022

    Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
  • 23 Nov 2022

    At Sea
  • 24 Nov 2022

    At Sea
  • 25 Nov 2022 - to - 01 Dec 2022

    Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
  • 02 Dec 2022

    At Sea
  • 03 Dec 2022

    At Sea
  • 04 Dec 2022

    Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship

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  • 01 Dec 2021 Why is Antarctica so special?

    Where do we start? Antarctica is the world's highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent. Its record low temperature is -94°C. But it doesn't actually snow much – the Antarctic is so dry it's classed as a polar desert. Past Racers said: "That was the most remarkable days of my life.", "I would give anything to return.", "My life will never be the same."

  • 24 Nov 2021 Ever wanted to run with penguins?

    There are so many penguins in Antarctica that you we will guarantee you will see hundreds. You will have to give way to them when they use the race course as a slide but they will make you laugh out loud!

  • 12 Nov 2021 Limited Spaces Available

    The Last Desert in Antarctica is one of the most incredible journeys in the world - If you are interested in joining us on this epic adventure in 2022 send in your application form or get in touch to confirm your place on the expedition ship. 

  • 30 Oct 2021 Relive the action of the Namib Race 2021

    The Namib Race 2021 was an epic race on a new course crossing two national parks and finishing on the beach of Swakopmund. Relive the action through the photos and videos. 

  • 13 Oct 2021 Join us in Antarctica in November 2022

    The next edition of the The Last Desert will take place in November 2022. Have a look at the full itinerary including the stunning locations, unique wildlife and different format. We now look forward to seeing you there!

  • 28 Sep 2021 Stories from the Field

    Mick Hogan shares his experiences from the 2018 edition of The Last Desert. 

  • 10 Sep 2021 Explore up to 6 different locations

    We have used more than 20 different locations in Antarctica over the years for Stages of The Last Desert, with four to six being used for each edition. Find out more about some of these outstanding locations on our course page. 

  • 16 Aug 2021 Follow RacingThePlanet Georgia

    RacingThePlanet: Georgia is happening now - it is our first race since COVID started. Follow all the action including Results, Photos, Videos, Blogs, Breaking News and more on our live page.

  • 28 Jul 2021 Places to tick off your bucket list

    The 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series is a unique footrace which takes racers from all parts of the world and all walks of life, through some of the most beautiful, challenging and stunning scenery. The series consists of the Namib Race (Namibia), the Gobi March (Mongolia), the Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica). Find out more about the other races in this series. 

  • 21 Jul 2021 Prepare for the Elements That Face You

    With an environment as constantly changing as Antarctica you want to be sure you're prepared for whatever the day throws at you - check out the requirements and kit up for this incredible journey on the "White Desert". 

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