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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  • 24 Sep 2023 Follow the 17th Edition of the Atacama Crossing LIVE

    Follow the LIVE website coverage including GPS tracking as racers make their way across the lunar-like landscape of the Atacama Desert. Check out photos, videos and results.

  • 25 Aug 2023 Friends and Family Experience

    At The Last Desert we provide a limited number of places to Friends & Family of both competitors and staff, giving them the opportunity to share this unique experience as we recognise that most people will only ever visit Antarctica once in their lifetime. Find out 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 Q&A Session

  • 31 Jul 2023 Photos to Inspire

    Check out the incredible photos from the most recent edition of The Last Desert in Antarctica.

  • 20 Jul 2023 Zoom, 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

  • 04 Jul 2023 10th Edition of The Last Desert begins on 26 November 2024

    Registration is now open for qualifiers of The Last Desert.

  • 26 Jun 2023 Relive the Gobi March

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) 2023 concluded last Saturday, 25 June. Check out all the videos, photos, blogs and more.

  • 08 Jun 2023 The Gobi March begins in just one week, check out the blogs

    Read the blogs as competitors make last minute preparations for the 17th edition of the Gobi March which begin on 18 June.  Around 40 will qualify for The Last Desert in Antarctica upon successful completion of the Gobi March.  One will join the 4 Deserts Club!

  • 27 May 2023 The Gobi March begins on 18 June!

    Join us for LIVE website coverage which will include GPS tracking, videos, photos, Breaking News, Stage updates, results and more. Sign up for Breaking News.

  • 19 May 2023 Youtube: Advice from a Leading Wilderness Medicine Expert

    Learn about the GOES.health App -- Go Boldly, Go Safely, Tips from Wilderness Medicine Expert Dr. Alex Herndon.


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