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.
21 Nov 2020Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
22 Nov 2020At Sea
23 Nov 2020At Sea
24 Nov 2020 - to - 28 Nov 2020Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
30 Nov 2020At Sea
01 Dec 2020At Sea
02 Dec 2020Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship
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05 Aug 2020
Essential Race Information Document
If you have not received the Essential Race Information document let us know (email to [email protected]) - this is a guide to everything you need to know to be prepared for the race.
22 Jul 2020
Videos of The Last Desert
The videos from previous editions of The Last Desert will help you to prepare and get excited about racing across this incredible continent. In particular this highlights video summarises the entire expedition.
08 Jul 2020
Paradise Bay, Deception Island, Beagle Channel ....
Even the names are enticing. These are all places that stages of The Last Desert (Antarctica) will happen. Find out more about these places and other stage locations.
24 Jun 2020
The voyage to the special continent of Antarctica feels like you are an Antarctic explorer, but find out more about the original polar explorers more than 100 years ago.
10 Jun 2020
Antarctica 2020 Season Set to Go Ahead
Amid all the changes in the world resulting from the global pandemic the 2020 Antarctica season is currently still set to go ahead as planned by all operators and this includes The Last Desert. We will keep you updated on information from the bodies that manage Antarctica if anything changes.
03 Jun 2020
The 4 Deserts Champion is Crowned at each edition of The Last Desert
Find out how you become the 4 Deserts Champion and who the previous Champions are.
15 May 2020
Transworld Sport Documentary on The Last Desert
This documentary gives a great introduction of how The Last Desert works and what racers can expect of racing on this amazing continent.
06 May 2020
What equipment is needed to run 250km in Antarctica
Now is a good time to check the equipment list for The Last Desert to see what you have, what you need, what you need to get and think about your clothing strategy for running the race.
26 Apr 2020
Camping Time! #racingtheplanetvirtual
While social distancing we encourage you to be as creative as possible. Check out our Virtual Camping Challenge!
22 Apr 2020
Where does The Last Desert start from?
Make sure you have all the necessary dates marked in your calendar - Where is the meeting place? When do you need to be there? When does the expedition ship depart? When does the racing start? When will you arrive back from Antarctica?
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