The course of the Gobi March takes competitors across 250 kilometers of varied terrain at the edge of the Gobi Desert. The Gobi March course is located in the Bortala Mongol and Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefectures in Xinjiang Province, China. Unlike our other hot desert courses, this beautiful desert takes competitors across green grasslands and alpine-like scenery. Rather than sandy terrain, competitors will traverse dirt tracks, dry riverbeds, valleys, plains and farmlands in areas alive with local culture.
The 4 Deserts is the world’s leading rough-country endurance footrace series. A unique collection of world-class events that take place over 7 days and 250 kilometers in the largest and most forbidding deserts on the planet.
Competitors are challenged to go beyond the limits of their physical and mental endurance. Racing self-supported in the most inhospitable climates and formidable landscapes, they must carry all their own equipment and food and are only provided with drinking water and a place in a tent each night to rest.
The series, named again by TIME magazine in 2010 as one of the world’s Top 10 Endurance Competitions, comprises the Atacama Crossing in Chile, the Gobi March in China, the Sahara Race in Jordan and The Last Desert in Antarctica.