Atacama Crossing (Chile)


Sep 24, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Atacama Crossing (Chile)

San Pedro de Atacama


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Entry Fee $3900
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Prize Money: no


  • 250K

Type: Adventure/Stage Race

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2004


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

The course of the Atacama Crossing takes competitors across a wide variety of terrain and includes approximately 1,683 meters (5,521 feet) of ascents and 2,508 meters (8,228 feet) of descents over the 7-day race.

Starting at 3,300 meters / 10,500 feet above sea level, the course takes competitors through canyons and valleys (including the rainbow coloured Arcoiris Valley, the Valley of Death and the Valley of the Moon), up old Inca roads, past salt lakes and 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. Competitors will race more than 1 mile above sea level, covering the horizontal crossing of the country of Chile (250 kilometers / 150 miles).

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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 24, 2023

Held on Sep 25, 2022

Held on Sep 26, 2021

Held on Sep 27, 2020

Held on Sep 29, 2019

Held on Sep 30, 2018

Held on Oct 01, 2017

Held on Oct 02, 2016

Held on Oct 05, 2014

Held on Mar 03, 2013

Held on Mar 04, 2012

Held on Mar 06, 2011

Held on Mar 07, 2010

Held on Mar 29, 2009

Held on Mar 20, 2008

Held on Aug 19, 2007

Held on Jul 23, 2006

Held on Jul 04, 2004

Event Results

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