The Atacama Crossing (Chile), is a 7-day, 6-Stage, 250-kilometer / 155-mile self-supported footrace that takes place in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world located in the north of Chile.

Starting at an altitude of 3,300 meters /10,500 feet, competitors will race at more than 1 mile above sea level, with approximately 1,683 meters (5,521 feet) of ascents and 2,508 meters (8,228 feet) of descents and covering a distance equivalent to the width of the country of Chile (250 kilometers / 150 miles) over the 7 days.

The course of the Atacama Crossing takes competitors across a wide variety of terrain, including valleys - the rainbow coloured Arcoiris Valley, the Valley of Death and the Valley of the Moon -, up old Inca roads, past salt lakes, small Chilean villages, and across sand dunes, salt flats and rivers, always surrounded by a range of stunning volcanoes including the iconic Licancabur at 5,920 meters / 19,420 feet.

More information about the event is available at www.racingtheplanet.com/atacamacrossing
 

Upcoming Races

Sep 29 2019
250 KM
Point-to-Point Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

No Past Races
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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