The Namib Race is a 250-kilometer / 155-mile, six-stage, seven-day, ultramarathon across the oldest desert in the world, the Namib Desert in Namibia.

The race takes place in the Namib Desert in the Skeleton Coast National Park on the coast with the Atlantic Ocean. Competitors will see a great diversity of scenery and terrain including beach where the desert meets the Atlantic Ocean and through Seal colonies, through salt pans, past salt lakes which are home to flamingos, through the infamous dunes of the Namib desert, into dry riverbeds where a hint of water gives way to lush green vegetation, past deserted oil and diamond mines and across vast open red desert plains and hills.

More information about the race is available at


Namib Race (Namibia)
October 24, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:00
Running - Stage Race
250 kilometers
Cut off: 168:00 hours
Solo Desert Trail
The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


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Press Release

A Rare Sahara Race in the Ancient Deserts of Jordan

As the ninth edition of the Sahara Race kicks off on 16 February 2014, competitors will find themselves in one of the most fabled desert-scapes on the planet, beneath the towering sandstone mesas of Jordan’s Wadi Rum, also known as Valley of the Moon. This year’s Sahara Race is moving out of Egypt for the first time in its nine-year history
Namib Race (Namibia)
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 11 Feb 2014 23:00
Namib Race (Namibia)
Press Release

Vicente Juan Garcia Beneito and Anne-Marie Flammersfeld Gain Extraordinary Victories in the Sahara Race 2012

[3 November 2012, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt] – Vicente Juan Garcia Beneito of Spain has done it again. The 36-year old completed the 250-kilometer course of the Sahara Race today in a time of 25:56:12. This marks his third victory of the year. The Spanish firefighter is on track to what could be a record-breaking year. Should he emerge as champion
Namib Race (Namibia)
Jean-Loup Fenaux | 08 Nov 2012 10:26



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