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The Last Desert (Antarctica) [RacingThePlanet]

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Event type:
Run Stage
Event dates:
22 Nov 2022 - 11 day event
± 21 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Race Director:
Riitta Hanninen


The Last Desert: Antarctica

The Last Desert is the only multi-day race on the Antarctic continent. The Last Desert in Antarctica is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Competitors traverse up to 250 km / 155 miles across the largest desert in the world which is often referred to as the “White Desert”. The race is held around the Antarctic Peninsula which has a remarkable history of polar exploration and whaling. The scenic backdrop includes icebergs, mountains, research bases, seals, birds and penguins.

The Last Desert is a 6-stage,  self-supported footrace at the final frontier in Antarctica. This race is only open to those who have completed at least two of the 4 Deserts Race Series events which include the Gobi March in Mongolia, the Atacama Crossing in Chile and the Namib Race in Namibia. Each individual must carry a minimal amount of safety equipment. Assistance is provided throughout including water (plenty), shelter and medical assistance.

The Last Desert is the only multi-day stage race on the Antarctic continent. It will begin in Ushuaia, Argentina – competitors will travel by ship across the famous Drake Passage to several locations in Antarctica and outlying islands. Besides racing, competitors will experience the unique wildlife in Antarctica, glaciers and are transported by zodiacs to shore each day. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is not only open for competitors, family and friends and also welcomed to join.

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