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Race Calendar

Race Name Location Date
Race Name Location Date
The Last Desert Antarctica 18 Nov 2016
Sahara Race Namibia 30 Apr 2017
Gobi March China 18 June 2017
Atacama Crossing Chile 1 Oct 2017
RacingThePlanet Patagonia 12 Nov 2017
Sahara Race Namibia 29 Apr 2018
Gobi March --- June 2018
Atacama Crossing Chile 30 Sept 2018
The Last Desert Antarctica Nov 2018
RacingThePlanet TBC TBC
Latest News
  • Next Race is The Last Desert (Antarctica)

    The pinnacle of the 4 Deserts calendar, The Last Desert (Antarctica) starts on 18 November. Find out more about who will be on the start line.
    Last Updated: Oct 19, 2016
  • Congratulations to all Atacama Crossing 2016 competitors

    The Atacama Crossing 2016 concluded on 8 Oct. Enjoy reminiscing over the stunning race photos as well as looking at the full results, blogs and videos.
    Last Updated: Oct 09, 2016
  • Atacama Crossing (Chile) - LIVE NOW

    The Atacama Crossing 2016 is LIVE from 2-8 October. Read breaking news, results, photos, blogs and more.
    Last Updated: Oct 02, 2016
  • ATACAMA CROSSING 2016 starts on Sunday

    Atacama Crossing 2016 Breaking News has begun. Today is the last day of rest for competitors. Tomorrow they leave for Camp 1 to sleep in the desert before the race starts on Sun, 1 Oct at 08:00 (Chile time)
    Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016
  • Atacama Crossing - coutndown video

    With 5 days to go until the Atacama Crossing 2016 - this video will give you an idea of what's in store for competitors next week.
    Last Updated: Sep 27, 2016
  • Countdown to the NEXT RACE

    The Atacama Crossing 2016 starts in 13 days. Sign up for the breaking news to receive live updates from the race from 1-8 October...
    Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016
  • 2017 Race Calendar is set

    The dates of all 4 Deserts Races for 2017 have been set. The season kicks off with the Sahara Race (Namibia) on 30 April.
    Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016
  • Next 4 Deserts Socials: UK and Seattle

    The next 4 Deserts get-togethers take place in Manchester, UK and Seattle, USA on 8 Sept. Contact us for more details...
    Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016
  • Gobi Dog Reunited with Gobi March Runner Up Dion Leonard

    Gobi, the dog that friend-ed ultra-runner Dion Leonard and went missing last week, has reunited with his future owner in China. For any photo or video requests, contact us through this link...
    Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016
  • 4 Deserts Champion 2016

    Find out who is in contention to be the 4 Deserts Champion 2016
    Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016

The 4 Deserts Race Series is widely recognized as the most prestigious outdoor FOOTRACE series in the world

The series consists of the Sahara Race (Namibia), Gobi March (China), Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica). Competitors in the races traverse 250 kilometers in seven days over rough country terrain with only a place in a tent and water provided. They are supported by highly qualified staff, all with experience in hiking, marathons and ultramarathons, and medical teams specializing in wilderness medicine.

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