February 28, 2024

The Atacama Crossing

This is a six-stage, 155-mile footrace across the Atacama Desert in Chile. Over a period of six days’ competitors race 12-50 miles daily through the desert, carrying their own food and water. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth, with an average rainfall of just 1mm per year creating an additional challenge to competitors. Plus, the course usually ranges between 8,200 and 13,780 above sea level – almost half the height of Mt. Everest. Yeah, this race gives a whole new definition to the phrase Burning Man.

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