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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  • 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 Getting Prepared

    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.  


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