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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09 Jun 2021
Running Through Anything
Isabelle Sauvé shares her best strategies for running through extreme weather—including heat, snow and rain.
26 May 2021
Everything you need to know about The Last Desert (Antarctica)
You will find out everything from the itinerary, format, equipment, scoring, locations of each stage, the expedition ship and more!
12 May 2021
Expedition Ship - your basecamp for the race
The Expedition Ship, MV Plancius, is your transport to Antarctica and basecamp for The Last Desert. Find out more about this 89 meter / 293 foot long icebreaker.
05 May 2021
Book a Call with the RacingThePlanet team
If you would like to know more about The Last Desert you can now book a call with a member of the RacingThePlanet team to ask any questions or simply to get an overview of the race. Maybe you want to know: When is the race? Will it take place given COVID-19? How hard is it? Do I need to qualify? Am I first from my country? .....
19 Apr 2021
Racing in Antarctica - everything you need to know
If you are planning or thinking of racing in Antarctica one day and missed the Info Session then this is a must watch.
04 Mar 2021
What Equipment is needed to race 250km across Antarctica?
Now is a great time to look at the equipment list for The Last Desert and start planning what you have, what you need and what you need to get.
09 Feb 2021
What is the itinerary for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2021?
Meet us in Ushuaia, Argentina on Thursday, 11 Nov and you'll be ready to leave on Tuesday, 23 Nov. Find out what happens in between!
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.
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