The 35th running of the race will come to and end tomorrow in Valparaiso, Chile. The competitors have traveled more than 8,000 km during their journey. They travel via motorcycle, quad bike, car, or truck over extreme terrain in three countries in South America. Competitors and support crews come from more than 50 countries to challenge their mechanical, driving, and orienteering skills. The race kicked off in Rosario, Argentina on Jan. 5. — Lloyd Young ( 37 photos total )

Fans gather during the departure ceremony of the Dakar Rally 2014 in Rosario, Argentina, on Jan. 4. (Franck Fife/Reuters)