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.
Racers can compete solo or as part of a team.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 14, at Whistler Olympic Park, and registration is now open online.
When: Saturday, July 14
Time: 8 am
Where: Whistler Olympic Park