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 2021

    Competitor Briefing, Board Ship and Leave Ushuaia
  • 12 Nov 2021

    At Sea
  • 13 Nov 2021

    At Sea
  • 14 Nov 2021 - to - 19 Nov 2021

    Up - To - 6 Stages Completed in Antarctica
  • 20 Nov 2021

    At Sea
  • 21 Nov 2021

    At Sea
  • 22 Nov 2021

    Return to Ushuaia and Disembark Ship

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  • 22 Oct 2020 The race of a lifetime!

    Get ready for the race of a lifetime in Antarctica in November 2021.

  • 05 Oct 2020 2021 is a Grand Slam Year

    The 4 Deserts Grand Slam means completing all 4 Deserts Ultras in one calendar year. With recent changes 2021 is now a Grand Slam year. Find out more about the 4 Deserts Grand Slam in case one 250km ultra in a year isn't enough.

  • 16 Sep 2020 Ever wanted to run with penguins?

    There are so many penguins in Antarctica that you we will guarantee you will see hundreds. You will have to give way to them when they use the race course as a slide but they will make you laugh out loud!

  • 03 Sep 2020 The next edition of The Last Desert (Antarctica) will take place in November 2021

    You can see the planned itinerary for The Last Desert 2021 on the website. The 2020 edition has been postponed due to the current global pandemic.

  • 20 Aug 2020 Antarctica is not like anywhere else on earth

    Take some time look the photos of this spectacular continent.

  • 05 Aug 2020 Essential Race Information Document

    If you have not received the Essential Race Information document let us know (email to [email protected]) - this is a guide to everything you need to know to be prepared for the race. 

  • 22 Jul 2020 Videos of The Last Desert

    The videos from previous editions of The Last Desert will help you to prepare and get excited about racing across this incredible continent. In particular this highlights video summarises the entire expedition.

  • 08 Jul 2020 Paradise Bay, Deception Island, Beagle Channel ....

    Even the names are enticing. These are all places that stages of The Last Desert (Antarctica) will happen. Find out more about these places and other stage locations.

  • 24 Jun 2020 Antarctic Explorers

    The voyage to the special continent of Antarctica feels like you are an Antarctic explorer, but find out more about the original polar explorers more than 100 years ago.

  • 10 Jun 2020 Antarctica 2020 Season Set to Go Ahead

    Amid all the changes in the world resulting from the global pandemic the 2020 Antarctica season is currently still set to go ahead as planned by all operators and this includes The Last Desert. We will keep you updated on information from the bodies that manage Antarctica if anything changes.


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