Race Calendar

Race Name Location Date
RacingThePlanetNext New Zealand 3 Mar 2019
Namib Race

Race of Champions

Namibia 28 Apr 2019
Gobi March Mongolia 28 Jul 2019
Atacama Crossing Chile 29 Sep 2019
Namib Race Namibia May 2020
RacingThePlanet TBC TBC
Gobi March Mongolia Aug 2020
Atacama Crossing Chile Oct 2020
The Last Desert Antarctica Nov 2020
Latest News
  • The Final Stage of The Last Desert 2018 has concluded!

    The final Stage 5 of The Last Desert 2018 took place on Mikkelsen Harbour and the ship is heading back to Argentina. Browse photos of the celebrations...
    Last Updated: Nov 30, 2018


  • Wong Ho Chung Wins The Last Desert 2018!

    Wong Ho Chung of Hong Kong was the first person to complete the 250km distance!!! He run 67.2 kms on Stage 4 crossing the finish line just before 19:00.
    Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • 184 kms run across Antarctica

    Stage 3 of The Last Desert (Antarctica) is complete with the leaders having already run more than 180kms. Check out the full results.
    Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Wong Ho Chung Wins Stage 2!

    The Last Desert 2018 is currently a race between two firemen, Hong Kong's Wong Ho Chung and Romanian Iulian Rotariu finished today...
    Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Stage 2 of The Last Desert Scheduled to Start at 2pm

    The Last Desert participants sailed all night from King George Island to the Antarctic peninsula, and are currently motoring through the Gerlache Strait, heading for Danco Island. Stage...
    Last Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Iulian Rotariu Wins Stage 1 of The Last Desert 2018!

    Iulian Rotariu from Romania has won Stage 1! He completed 79.66 kilometers today, followed by Hong Kong's own Wong Ho Chung who reached the same
    Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018
  • Approaching Antarctica!

    Just after midnight, The Last Desert competitors are approaching the first landing spot on King George Island. Their ETA is 4:30am.
    Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018
  • The Last Desert 2018: Official Competitors Briefing!

    Almost time to board! Watch the short video of the pre-race activities and the official competitor activities before boarding the expedition ship.
    Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018
  • Fresh Blogs and Photos from the Expedition Ship

    The Last Desert expedition ship is approaching the half way mark across the Drake Passage. Read the latest updates from competitors...
    Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

RacingThePlanet's 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series is widely recognised as the most prestigious ultramarathon series in the world.

The series consists of the Namib Race (Namibia), the Gobi March (Mongolia), the Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica). Racers traverse 250 kilometers / 155 miles over six stages in the most beautiful places on earth. They are supported by highly qualified staff, all with extensive outdoor experience, and medical teams specializing in wilderness medicine.

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