RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 is a seven-day, six-stage, 250-kilometer self-supported footrace across the deserts of Jordan, including Wadi Rum, and finishing in the World Heritage Site of Petra.
The RacingThePlanet roving race series has an annual event which moves to a new location each year. The location may be anywhere from islands to deserts to mountains to jungles. Jordan has been chosen for the 2012 roving race due to its remote and undiscovered deserts as well as the ever present Bedouin culture. Previous roving races have taken place in Vietnam, Namibia, Australia and Nepal.
RacingThePlanet follows the same signature format of the 4 Deserts. Each individual must carry his or her own gear, food and clothing for the seven days in a backpack. There are checkpoints approximately every 10 kilometers / 6 miles and plenty of water (at checkpoints and campsites), tents (at the campsites at the end of each stage) and medical assistance are provided – no other outside assistance is allowed.