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The 'steepest race' in the world comes to Whistler this summer

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Eric Zimmer May 15, 2018 2:14 pm 3,246

Sure, a 400-metre sprint may seem like a simple and straightforward concept, but when it comes to a foot race known as the Red Bull 400 happening in Whistler this summer, the event is anything but.

Known as the “steepest race in the world,” the almost-vertical race challenges competitors with a single objective: First one to the top wins.

Testing both speed and endurance, this race challenges runners with 400 metres on a 37° incline from the bottom of a ski jump, straight to the top.

Runners race en masse, and the event is open to anyone who wants to register – although a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and balance is necessary.

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Racers can compete solo or as part of a team.

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This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 14, at Whistler Olympic Park, and registration is now open online.

Red Bull 400 2018

When: Saturday, July 14

Time: 8 am

Where: Whistler Olympic Park

Registration: Online

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Eric Zimmer
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