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  • Small but perfectly formed...
    Although The Atacama Desert is relatively small (20th largest globally) it is so perfectly formed. Incomparable in its beauty, it really is a sight to behold...
    Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stargazing in The Atacama Desert
    The clarity of the skies in The Atacama Desert encourage, or even demand, stargazing. The beautiful night time display has led to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the world's most powerful observatory for studying the universe at the long-wavelength millimeter and submillimeter range of light.
    Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014
  • 2 months until spectacular
    One of the greatest moments as race organisers is witnessing the faces of 200 competitors as they first experience Camp 1 in the Atacama Crossing. The best thing about the race is that this same expression will be repeated throughout the week as spectacular is turned on to 'repeat mode'.
    Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014
  • Mexican Grand Slam competitor Isis Breiter talks to Fox Sports on her record attempt
    Isis Breiter talks about her women's first place finish at the Gobi March and her attempt to become the first Mexican woman to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam
    Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014
  • Introducing the awesome Team Chifecta
    Read all about Team Chifecta, a multi-talented (and very possibly recognisable) trio teaming up for this year's Atacama Crossing. These guys promise to be very popular competitors and will use this to help drive the fund raising for their three respected charities.
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014
  • The 4 Deserts supports Fundacion Amigos de Jesus
    This year at the Atacama Crossing, the 4 Deserts Race Series will be supporting Chilean charity Fundacion Amigos de Jesus, a non-profit organization that takes care of children and adults with disabilities ranging from Downs Syndrome to severe handicaps. Read more about this inspiring foundation.
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014
  • Singapore Sessions
    Singapore based competitors, runners and other interested parties can find out more about the 4 Deserts races at our upcoming informal, fun and social sessions on August 1 & 2.
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
  • Sharing Preparation Strategies
    Read the Atacama Crossing 2014 competitors' training and equipment preparation strategies. Everyone is different. From the amount of running wearing the backpack/weight, to field testing all the foods which are being considered. The one commonality, is a building excitement towards October 5, 2014!
    Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014
  • Meet Joe Mauko
    We have amazing competitors in every race. Atacama Crossing 2014's Joe Mauko is a prime example of this. Read his story, and see what amazing fund raising he is doing for his chosen charity 'The Terry Fox Foundation'.
    Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014
Fundación Amigos de Jesús
This year the 4 Desert Race Series will be supporting a Chilean charity...
The Making of Team Chifecta
The making of Team Chifecta and their impressive fundraising efforts...
4 Deserts Grand Slam
More people climb Everest each year than have completed the 4 Deserts Grand Slam
Vikki Bester
Back from the desert!!
Pip and Babs Goldsmith
Stage 6
Peter Minicka
Hi, everyone,
Gillian Pattinson
Post Race
Jennifer Murray
Final Stage 7
Jarrett Kovics
  • Pre-Race
    A Pre-Race update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Saturday, 4 October 2014. rolex replica watches omega r...
  • Stage 1
    A Stage 1 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Sunday, 5 October 2014. hublot replica watches omega spe...
  • Stage 2
    A Stage 2 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Monday, 6 October 2014....
  • Stage 3
    A Stage 3 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Tuesday, 7 October 2014....
  • Stage 4
    A Stage 4 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Wednesday, 8 October 2014....
  • Stage 5
    A Stage 5 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Thursday, 9 October and Friday, 10 October 2014...
  • Stage 6
    A Stage 6 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Saturday, 11 October 2014....
  • Post-Race
    A Post-Race update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Sunday, 12 October 2014....
The Guardian: Gobi March: five practical kit tips   July 16, 2014
Five things I learned running my first multi-stage ultramarathon - the 155-mile, seven day Gobi March.

The Guardian: The Gobi March ultra: a 155-mile, seven-day antidote to modern life   July 15, 2014
My race started on the fourth day. We’d already run 70 miles over three stages - through the stifling heat of the Gobi Desert; scrambling down and up ...

Ming Pao: SMEs develop oversea markets by Internet   April 19, 2013
Sharing the experience of the winning company - RacingThePlanet Ltd use Internet to expand overseas business.

DIE WELT: UBS-Hedgefonds-Managerin läuft 250-km-Marathon in der Wüste Gobi   April 23, 2013
More and more women from the financial sector participate in ultra-marathons.

SFGate: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

Bloomberg: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

An endurance ordeal by sand and in snow   December 5, 2012
Australia's Born To Run team has completed the Four Deserts Grand Slam, crossing the Sahara, Atacama, Gobi and Antarctic deserts together.

Pushed to the limit: The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges   November 28, 2012
While obesity rates soar in the developed world and we live an ever more sedentary lifestyle, the flip side to this health time bomb is the paradox th...

My Perfect Adventure: Dean Karnazes   December 12, 2012
The legendary ultramarathoner tells us why he blames his little habit on tequila, and that he’d be all in for a marathon in outer space—but also that ...

Adventure traveler Len Stanmore is not your average retiree   December 1, 2012
Millions of people dream of traveling more when they retire, but it’s a safe bet that few would approach their leisure years like Len Stanmore.


One of the few deserts on Earth that doesn't receive any rain. It is a plateau in South America, covering a 600-mile (1,000 km) strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the beautiful Andes mountains.



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