ARCHIVED RACE: Atacama Crossing (250 km), Atacama Desert, Chile, 4 – 10 March 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Chile
  • Distance (KMs): 250
  • Distance (Miles): 150
  • Date: 04 March 2012
  • Start Time: 08:00
  • Venue: Atacama Desert
  • Best Time (Men): 23:58.39
  • Best Time (Women): 33:37.30
  • Organised By: RacingThePlanet
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes

Race Description

The Atacama Crossing is part of the 4 Deserts, named by TIME magazine as #2 on its list of the Top 10 Endurance Competitions in the world. It is a unique category of rough country footraces that take place over seven days and some 250 kilometers in remote and culturally rich locations around the world. Competitors must carry all their own equipment and food, are only provided with water and a place in a tent each day but are supported by professional medical and operations teams. Currently the events consist of the 4 Deserts, a series which encompasses the Gobi Desert in China, the Atacama Desert of Chile, the Sahara Desert in Egypt and Antarctica, and a fifth event which roves to a new location each year.

1 comment to ARCHIVED RACE: Atacama Crossing (250 km), Atacama Desert, Chile, 4 – 10 March 2012

  • Linda Haywood

    This from 4 Deserts:

    “Spain’s Vicente Juan Garcia Beneito of Spain and Anne-Marie Flammersfeld of Germany won the overall and women’s division respectively. The German/Swiss Team Friends for Life won the team division. The last competitor to cross the finish line was Mexico’s Carlos Perelman. All competitors who started Stage 6 completed the stage.”

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