5 reasons to run the Atacama Xtreme

  1. Run in the driest desert on Earth
  2. With so much to do in the local area, this is a great family destination
  3. Marvel at the magestic lunar-like lanscapes
  4. Range of distances to suit all abilities
  5. Explore the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama

Race Details


Taking place in the driest place on Earth, the Atacama XTreme offers 50km, 80km and 160km all non-stop in the heart of the Atacama Desert. The terrain varies from trails and sand dunes to salt flats and slot canyons, all at an average altitude of above 2,500m and up to 40-degree heat. This is no easy race, but the terrain is actually very ‘runnable’, and the time limit for the 160km is a generous 32 hours.

Atacama Xtreme landscape

Key Info

Distance: 50km, 80km and 160km
Date: 19th - 20th May 2017
Entry fee:
50km - $450
80km - $650
160k - $650
Race HQSan Pedro de Atacama
Terrain: Trails, salt pans, sand dunes, some road tracks

Atacama Xtreme lunar

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