RacingThePlanet 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. RacingThePlanet is international; the events typically involve competitors from over 20 different countries who are able to mingle around the campfires and in their geographically mixed tents. 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.
In 2010, RacingThePlanet launched a new series of equally challenging, inspiring and remote 100km single stage footraces: RacingThePlanet 100. The inaugural event took place in the brutal Taklamakan Desert in China's Xinjiang province – known by locals as the Sea of Death. In 2011, RacingThePlanet will return to Australia to stage the Kimberley Ultramarathon.