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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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?
09 Apr 2020
Advice for The Last Desert
Isabelle Sauve from Canada won The Last Desert in 2018. In this article she shares her strategies for running through extreme weather.
25 Mar 2020
Looking forward to The Last Desert (Antarctica)
The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2020 is still set to take place in November. Stay inspired to take on the challenge with photos from the final frontier of Antarctica.
05 Mar 2020
"Running with the penguins was so fun"
Watch racers completing a stage of The Last Desert on Danco Island.
27 Feb 2020
How many miles have past racers completed?
The Last Desert (Antarctica) is based on how far you can run in a fixed time. Find out how many miles past racers completed by looking
12 Feb 2020
Share the Antarctica Experience with a friend
Antarctica is a unique place that most people will only visit once in their lifetime. For this reason we open a few places to friends and family member to share the experience (but they don't have to run). If you are interested in bring a friend/family member then let us know.
Experience a race through these