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.
11 Nov 2021Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
12 Nov 2021At Sea
13 Nov 2021At Sea
14 Nov 2021 - to - 20 Nov 2021Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
21 Nov 2021At Sea
22 Nov 2021At Sea
23 Nov 2021Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship
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18 Jan 2021
TransWorld Sport Introduces Antarctica and The Last Desert Ultra
A short history of Antarctica and how it is the unlikely home of one of the hardest Ultramarathon events, The Last Desert Ultra which TransWorld featured.
06 Jan 2021
309 days until The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2021
The countdown clock has started for The Last Desert (Antarctica). Time get your planning started!
29 Dec 2020
Special Thank You to RacingThePlanet Medical Teams & All Doctors
This video is a short tribute to the RacingThePlanet medical doctors. A way to say thank you for everything they do at the races, every day and now on the front line treating COVID patients and putting their own safety at risk.
23 Dec 2020
Happy Holidays from us all at RacingThePlanet
Wishing you all a nice break. Stay healthy, happy and well and we look forward to seeing in you in Ushsuaia in November ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
18 Dec 2020
Who will be racing on the White Continent in 2021
Is your name on the list yet?
02 Dec 2020
Seven Days, 155 Miles, -C 10Temperatures: Welcome To ‘The Last Desert’
This article by The Sportsman summarises what to expect when racing 250km in Antarctica at The Last Desert Ultra.
20 Nov 2020
“A particularly memorable race was The Last Desert in Antarctica where the whole trip was an adventure"
4 Desrts Club member Alain Esseiva talks to Channel News Asia about commpleting each of the 4 Deserts Ultras.
10 Nov 2020
Together we have completed 13,000km
After just 10 days, more than 200 of our community have completed nearly 13,000 km and raised nearly US$4,000 in the RacingThePlanet Community Challenge! We'll soon be on our way to Antarctica. It's not too late join us.
03 Nov 2020
Join our RacingThePlanet Virtual Community Challenge
To celebrate the RacingThePlanet community during these times we are joining together from all of our different locations, to collectively run or hike from Mongolia to Georgia to Namibia to Chile to Antarctica! And we are making donations to communities of our host countries along the way. Find out more and join the community achieve this goal!
22 Oct 2020
The race of a lifetime!
Get ready for the race of a lifetime in Antarctica in November 2021.
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