nehst_logo Running the Sahara
On February 20, Charlie, Ray and Kevin touched the Red Sea, just a few hours before sunset. Their quest had lasted 111 days and taken them through 6 countries: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, and Egypt. By the team's daily GPS record, they had traveled over 4,300 miles (6,920 kilometers). They fought through injury and extreme fatigue to reach their goal, which changed them forever.

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Logo: H2O Africa Foundation
The charitable component of Running the Sahara: a clean water initiative supporting the water crisis in Africa.
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Correspondence directly from the field: Read expedition co-leader Donovan Webster's blog. Donovan discusses the daily trials of life on location in this far-away world of the Sahara Desert.
Photo: scientist and runner
Follow Charlie Engle and Marshall Ulrich as they run from San Francisco to New York.
Running America 08
Learn how they made it as the Gatorade Sports Science Institute lets you in on the tricks of the trade, and the runners give a firsthand account of the athleticism of the expedition.
Image: kids looking into a camera
The Running the Sahara expedition is chronicled in a documentary film, narrated and executive produced by Matt Damon and directed by Oscar™-winner James Moll. The film follows the runners and captures the diverse culture of the Saharan people.
Image: the three professional runners
Get to know Charlie Engle (USA), Ray Zahab (Canada), and Kevin Lin (Taiwan): Three professional runners facing their greatest challenge to date and determined to make a difference.

Map: Northern Africa. Track the Journey

Products and Pre-sales
Running the Sahara DVD
Click here to purchase the DVD of Running the Sahara.

Screenings and Events
Running the Sahara
Nehst will be holding theatrical event screenings for Running the Sahara at which you can meet the runners, Director James Moll or Producers Matt Damon, Larry Tanz, Keith Quinn or Jim Van Eerden. Click here to see the current schedule.

People and Places
Image: camels walking across the desert
Discover the vibrant cultures of the Sahara from Senegal to the Suez with maps, photos, music, and more.

Logo: Gatorade
The runners tested at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute before the expedition, and relied on Gatorade Endurance Formula to fuel their run.

Magellan Navigation
Logo: Magellan
The expedition team and the athletes rely on a number of Magellan Navigation devices in the field to guide their run.

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Toyota high-tech SUVs transport the expedition and film crews over mountainous sand dunes and uncharted terrain.

Champion Athletic Apparel
Logo: Champion
Champion is the official apparel sponsor of Running the Sahara, providing apparel for the athletes and expedition crew.