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.

Itinerary

  • 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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  • 22 Jun 2024 Follow the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2024 LIVE NOW

     The 18th edition of the Gobi March starts on Sunday, 23 June.  See live tracking, photos, videos, results, blogs and more on the Gobi March LIVE page.

  • 17 Jun 2024 Get Ready for Antarctica, Set up a Blog

    Read the most recent blog by Rob James, and set up your blog to document your preparations and journey to the Final Frontier of Antarctica.

  • 19 May 2024 Check Out all the Updates in the Competitor Area

    Official participants can check out all the updates in the Competitor Area of the website. This area contains additional information on how to prepare for Antarctica, activities in Antarctica, and methods to survive the Drake Passage, among other information.

  • 17 May 2024 Live Race Coverage of the 18th Gobi March Begins on 22 June

    Join us for LIVE race coverage of the Gobi March with GPS tracking, photos, videos, results and blogs posted throughout each day. Sign up for Breaking News to get the very latest news each day straight from the Gobi.

  • 04 May 2024 Namib Race 2024 has Concluded

    Vicente Juan Beneito (Spain) and Deborah Walker (Australia) have won the Namib Race 2024. Team Jeanne & Adam (Jeanne Chen and Adam Park) won the Official Team Division and Team Pollo Amarillo (Vicente Juan Beneito (Spain), Christain Colque (Argentina) and Jeison du Costa Duarte (Brazil) have won the Group Team Division. Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Namib Race 2024.

  • 10 Apr 2024 Antarctica Reading List

    See what we recommend to read as you prepare to set sail for Antarctica.

  • 11 Mar 2024 Sustainability and Giving Back

    Since its founding in 2002, RacingThePlanet has continually looked for ways to support the local communities where its races are held, and for ways to stage the races in the most sustainable way.  Read about some of RacingThePlanet's initiatives to make the world a better place.

  • 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.

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