An Introduction To Stage Races

An Introduction To Stage Races

A Stage race is a foot race that takes place over more than one day – or stage.   They typically cover between two and six stages.   Given there are so many stage races with different formats and elements, it’s a wide field to try and categorise. So here is a...
Atacama Crossing – An Otherworldly Stage Race

Atacama Crossing – An Otherworldly Stage Race

Ash Mokhtari has run the 4 Deserts ‘Atacama Crossing’ 250km stage race every year since 2009. Here, he talks about the otherworldly setting of the event, challenging personal boundaries and what to expect when you head to the driest place on earth . . ....
Great Adventure Stage Races

Great Adventure Stage Races

Looking for a multi-day adventure race in a far flung destination?  Here’s our pick of the best stage races in the world right now . . . The Marathon des Sables is the forerunner in this category – and easily the most popular.  The race calls itself “an...
250km At The End Of The World – Antarctica, The Last Desert

250km At The End Of The World – Antarctica, The Last Desert

Brendan Funk is the youngest person to complete Racing The Planet’s 6-day, 250km Antarctica adventure race.  Here is his full account of his journey through Antarctica.  Note: long form article ahead!  The ‘4 Deserts’ Series of multi-day adventure races takes place...
The Way Of Legends – Race Report

The Way Of Legends – Race Report

In September 2016 I ran the inaugural edition of the ‘ The Way of Legends ‘ stage race through Northern Spain.  Steeped in local history, culture and gastronomy, this fantastically-supported event is a first-class example of boutique ultra-running, and is...

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