Atacama Crossing Chile

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Organiser's Description

The Atacama Crossing is a 7-day, 6-stage, 250k self-supported footrace that takes place in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the World located in the Nnorth of Chile.

Starting at an altitude of 3300m, competitors will race at more than 1 mile above sea level, with approximately 1683m of ascent and 2500m of descent. and covering a distance equivalent to the width of Chile (250km) over the 7 days.

The course takes competitors across a wide variety of terrain - 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.


250 km


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