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 2024Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
27 Nov 2024At Sea
28 Nov 2024At Sea
29 Nov 2024 - to - 03 Dec 2024Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
04 Dec 2024At Sea
05 Dec 2024At Sea
06 Dec 2024Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship
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26 Feb 2024
Exciting line up taking shape
An exciting line up of competitors is taking shape for The Last Desert in Antarctica.
02 Feb 2024
Download the equipment list for The Last Desert in Antarctica
Start preparing for the epic expedition to Antarctica.
17 Jan 2024
All About the Namib Race
If you missed the Zoom Call about the Namib Race, you can watch the recording. Find all about the logisitics, format, course, equipment and more.
05 Jan 2024
See the Preliminary Equipment List for racers in The Last Desert in Antarctica.
04 Jan 2024
Tips & Advice from Personal Trainers
Check out our Youtube channel for Tips & Advice from Personal Trainers who have completed a RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Ultramarathon.
22 Dec 2023
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Wishing all our alumni, competitors, volunteers, medical teams, media teams, friends and family and staff a joyous Holiday Season. Thank you for being part of our lives. We hope to see you in 2024.
11 Dec 2023
The Last Desert Zoom Info Recording is live!
Check out the recording of The Last Desert Info Session which was held on Zoom over the weekend.
11 Nov 2023
What is Antarctica?
Antarctica is a continent. It is Earth's fifth-largest continent and is covered almost completely in ice. Antarctica covers Earth's South Pole. Get the interesting facts from NASA Science.
08 Oct 2023
Limited Entries at The Last Desert 2024
With strict environmental requirements in Antarctica, there are again very limited entries to The Last Desert in Antarctica. Submit your application soon.
30 Sep 2023
Scotty Hawker and Tanja Volm have Won the Atacama Crossing
After an extremely hot week where the weather was unseasonably warm, Scotty Hawker of New Zealand and Tanja Volm of Germany triumphed over the other racers to win the 17th Atacama Crossing. The Atacama Crossing has now concluded. Congratulations to everyone who made it to the startline.