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 2022Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
23 Nov 2022At Sea
24 Nov 2022At Sea
25 Nov 2022 - to - 01 Dec 2022Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
02 Dec 2022At Sea
03 Dec 2022At Sea
04 Dec 2022Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship
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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.
20 Aug 2022
Takuya Wakaoka of Japan and Sarah Oppermann of Ireland have won RacingThePlanet: Lapland
Takuya Wakaoka of Japan and Sarah Oppermann of Ireland have won RacingThePlanet: Lapland after running 250 kilometers (155 miles) across the heart of Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle.
26 Jul 2022
The official competitor list is set
Check out the list of 42 racers who will be heading to the Final Frontier on 22 November. We will soon announce the dates for the 10th edition of The Last Desert.
16 Jul 2022
Check out the Volunteers, Friends and Family
See what Volunteers, Friends and Family are joining us for the 9th Edition of The Last Desert. We are looking forward to welcoming them in Ushuaia, Argentina in November. Volunteers, Friends and Family have the option of helping on the race course or taking part in other activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping, mountaineering or just taking photographs of the incredible penguin colonies.
27 Jun 2022
Watch the TransWorld Sport 3 Part Series on The Last Desert
This series gives a great overview of Antarctica, the history, the journey and also what to expect at The Last Desert Ultramarathon.
19 Jun 2022
The Special Edition of RacingThePlanet Georgia 2022 is LIVE now
Many of those racing in Georgia this week will be Antarctica - especially the 10 Grand Slammers who are completing all 4 Deserts in 2022. Follow along to see how they are doing and maybe even send a message to say "hi".
15 Jun 2022
Find out how The Last Desert is differnt from the other 4 Deserts Ultras
The main differences to consider, other than obvious temperature and terrain include: the race is based on time rather than distace,the Expedition Ship is your “camp”. Read on to find out more...
01 Jun 2022
11 Incredible Things To Do In Antarctica
If you are visiting as part of the Friends and Family group, you can enjoy many of the activities mentioned in this article. Get ready!
25 May 2022
Video Highlights of Namib Race 2022
Check out the video highlights from the recent Namib Race 2022, one of the hottest races on record.