The steepest 400m race in the world, Red Bull 400 makes its return to Canada on July 30th, 2016 to the Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. Testing both speed and endurance, this race challenges runners with 400 metres on a 37 degree incline from the bottom of a ski jump, straight to the top. This year runners can register in 1 of 3 categories to test all skill levels including solo full-distance, coed relay (4x100m), and a dedicated relay race for firefighter/police/EMS (4x100m). Don’t let the simplicity of the concept fool you, runners will push themselves to the limit with this punishing 400m climb up on their hands and knees.
All participants will be tested with a qualifying race to place them in final heats. From the qualifiers, the fastest athletes will move forward to the finals for full distance, coed relay, and the firefighter/police/EMS relays. The defending champion from North Vancouver and also Red Bull 400 world record setter, Brandon Crichton, will also join competitors to try and reclaim his title. In 2015 Crichton used his cyclist fitness strengths to set a Red Bull 400 world record of a time of 3:53.
Surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, and no stranger to athletic competition, Whistler Olympic Park has a history of glory and gold. In 2010, one-third of all Olympic Winter Games medals were awarded at the venue, and also Paralympic champions were crowned on the trails. Today, it remains an active centre for world-class competitors while preserving the winter legacy for the enjoyment of the local community and visitors.
Food & Beverage
Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all athletes as part of their registration fee. Food and beverages will also be available for sale for friends/family on-site.
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