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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  • 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.

  • 31 Oct 2022 Final Equipment List

    The Final Equipment List has been published which includes the food requirements. Go to the Competitor Area to download the final list.

  • 21 Oct 2022 One Month to Go!

    Just one month to go until we set sail for Antarctica. Make sure all your forms are completed. Check out the Competitor Area.

  • 05 Oct 2022 The 16th Atacama Crossing has Concluded

    Relive the Atacama Crossing 2022 through photos and videos.

  • 05 Sep 2022 Less than 80 days to go

    The countdown to Antarctica is on -- see who's competing in the 9th Edition of The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2022.


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