Race Calendar

Race Name Location Date
Gobi March Mongolia 29 Jul 2018
Atacama Crossing 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
  • 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
  • 4 Deserts Grand Slammers!

    Nearly 20 brave individuals are planning to achieve the ultimate goal - 4 Deserts GRAND SLAM, a 1000 kilometers and 28 days challenge of completing all 4 Deserts races in one calendar year. Read on to find out who these competitors are...
    Last Updated: May 11, 2018
  • Namib Race to take place on 28 April 2019

    Register for the Namib Race 2019
    Last Updated: May 07, 2018
  • Vicente Garcia Beneito and Isabelle Sauve are Sahara Race 2018 Champions

    Results, photos and videos will be posted soon.
    Last Updated: May 05, 2018
  • Stage 6 begins at 8am

    The stage is 10 kilometers or 6.2 miles
    Last Updated: May 05, 2018
  • Stage 5 is complete

    See the full results from Dune Day.
    Last Updated: May 04, 2018
  • Tie for Stage 5, Dune Day

    Vicente Garcia and Ho Chung Wong tie for first. Isabelle Sauve first lady.
    Last Updated: May 04, 2018
  • 4 Deserts Grand Slammers

    Who are they for 2018?
    Last Updated: May 04, 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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