The 4 Deserts is a series of seven-day, 250-kilometer / 150 mile footraces across the world's largest and most forbidding deserts: the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Gobi Desert in China, the Sahara Desert in Egypt and Antarctica.
The course of the Sahara Race takes competitors across 250 kilometers (approximately 155 miles) of largely sandy terrain through some of the most beautiful parts of the Sahara Desert.
Egypt is one of the hottest and sunniest countries in the world. The heat of the Sahara Desert in Egypt is fierce and there is almost no relief from one day to another; however, very low humidity makes the heat more bearable. During the Sahara Race competitors can expect temperatures up to 50°C / 122°F during the day and 20°C / 68°F at night, although temperatures can fall abruptly at night so that desert evenings can go below 20°C / 68°F and become quite cold.