Race Calendar

Race Name Location Date
Atacama CrossingNext Chile 30 Sep 2018
The Last Desert Antarctica 23 Nov 2018
RacingThePlanet New Zealand 3 Mar 2019
Namib Race Namibia 28 Apr 2019
Gobi March Mongolia 28 Jul 2019
Atacama Crossing Chile 29 Sep 2019
Latest News
  • GAINING IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THE 4 DESERTS CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE ATACAMA CROSSING

    Have a look at the serious competition which will take place at the Atacama Crossing in just 12 days as the race for 4 Deserts Champions is building...
    Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018
  • Race Report from the Namib Race

    If you want to know how it feels to complete each stage of the Namib Race read this summary written from the desert after each stage.
    Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018
  • Low Down on the Atacama Crossing 2018 Field

    The 2018 edition of the Atacama Crossing takes place this month. Find out the one's two watch and more about the whole field
    Last Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • NEXT RACE: The Atacama Crossing (Chile)

    The countdown is on for the 14th edition of the race. Find out more ....
    Last Updated: Aug 31, 2018
  • The Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 has Finished

    Congratulations to all competitors on this huge achievement. Enjoy looking through the results, photos, videos, blogs and more from the race
    Last Updated: Aug 04, 2018
  • Follow the Gobi March Live From Mongolia

    Get breaking news, stage updates, features, photos, videos and results each day.
    Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Sign Up for Breaking News from the Gobi March!

    The Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 will start on Sunday, 29 July. Breaking News will be posted four or five times during each stage to update you on the progress of the race including the leaders, the middle of the pack, the back of the pack, competitor comments, as people pass through checkpoints,
    Last Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Race of Champions

    The past Champions of the RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts races will meet at the start line of the Namib Race 2019! The "Race of Champions" brings together some of the most talented athletes in the ultra running world as well as good old RacingThePlanet alumni including Dean Karnazes, Vicente
    Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018
  • Don't Miss the Boat

    Visiting Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We have still a few places left for those who are qualified to take part by completing two 4 Deserts races. The ship sails on 23 November - join us for this unique experience!
    Last Updated: Jun 18, 2018
  • Japan’s top television network, NHK, to film the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018

    It has been confirmed that a 13-person team from the National Broadcasting Corporation of Japan, NHK, will film the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 for their popular TV Series, GREAT RACES. The series covers four extremely challenging races each year. The races that are selected are unique races which
    Last Updated: Jun 08, 2018

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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