Namib Race (Namibia) [RacingThePlanet]

The Namib Race

The Namib Race is a 7-day, 250 km / 155-mile footrace that takes place within the oldest desert and the largest dunes in the world. Through the seven days, competitors experience some of the most stunning and iconic desert landscapes. The course takes you through amazing desert scenery including wide-open red plains, scattered mountain outcrops, huge expanses of dramatic sand dunes, moon-like landscapes, Atlantic waves crashing against the sandy desert shoreline, and a fascinating array of plants and animals.


The Namib Race 2024 starts on 28 April and takes place in the beautiful country of Namibia. The race takes place in the Namib Desert in the Erongo region and within the Namib-Naukluft National Park and finishes on the shoreline close to Swakopmund, which is our host town for the event.

This is a true desert race with the opportunity to see real desert landscapes. You will be treated to the full spectrum that a desert has to offer and will see diverse scenery and terrain as you complete the 250-kilometer / 155-mile course. This includes running into the Namibian ‘Moon Valley’, traversing salt pans, crossing a nearby ostrich farm, passing salt lakes which are home to flamingos, and running over the infamous dunes of the Namib desert and into dry riverbeds where a hint of water gives way to lush green vegetation.

More detail on the course can be seen below under the following topics. Final course notes will be given to each person in Namibia at the competitor check-in before the race.

More information about the race is available here.

Event Information

Country: Namibia Event type: Run Stage Distance: 250 km Ascent: 2200 m Event date: 28 April, 2024 Duration: 7 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Organiser: RacingThePlanet Race Director: Samantha Fanshawe Email: Website:
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