SHEC Desert Race

Jul 09, 2019

Founded in 2002, Racing The Planet Ultramarathon series is hosted in numerous countries around the world, including Namibia. This year’s theme, “The Race of Champions," took place in the beautiful Namib Desert, and Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre is proud to have hosted the runners in May 2019 for the third year in a row.

The breath-taking scenery of the Namib Desert, from Khoekhoegowab, origin meaning “vast place," consists of seas of sand dunes that stretch more than 2,000 kilometres along the Atlantic coast. The runners race across 250 kilometres of awe-inspiring landscape of the Namib Desert over a period of seven days and was ranked as one of the top ten endurance events by TIME Magazine.

Globally recognised as a prestigious outdoor footrace series, Racing The Planet supports local charities and organisations in raising funds for access to medical facilities, education and disaster relief for people in need. We look forward to hosting yet another thrilling race. Click here to find out more:

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