Rules & Regulations

Find out about disciplines and participation in a Red Bull 400 event.
Rules and Regulations
Rules & Regulations © Tomislav Moze/Red Bull Content Pool
By Katrin Strobl

The main requirement is the availability of a ski jumping or a ski flying hill. The slope of the respective hill must accommodate a running track of 400 meters in length (max. deviation of 5%) of which a maximum of 75 meters may be situated in the plain.
Only ski jumping or ski flying hills are considered to hold a Red Bull 400 event.

A Red Bull 400 event is comprised of the following disciplines:
•Full distance races for women and men (obligatory)
•4x100m relay races for men, mixed gender and fire fighters (conditional)
Country-specific special events/disciplines can be integrated on a national basis.

Time Table
Below is an example of how a race day can look like:

  • from 8 a.m.: Handing-out of bib numbers
  • from 10:30 a.m.: Qualifying rounds (men, women, fire fighters, men’s relay)
  • midday break: Side act (optional)
  • 2:15 p.m.: B final: full distance men
  • 2:30 p.m.: Final mixed gender relay
  • 2:45 p.m.: Final men’s relay
  • 3:00 p.m.: Final firefighters’ relay
  • 3:15 p.m.: Final full distance women
  • 3:30 p.m.: Final full distance men
  • 4:15 p.m.: Award ceremonies

Terms of participation
Any person who signs up for the event and accepts the terms and conditions for participation is allowed to participate in the event. These terms and conditions for participation are invariably to be accepted when signing up. Additionally, each and every athlete will sign a copy of the terms and conditions for participation on picking up the race documents. Please, be aware that the terms of participation (e.g. age limits) may vary from country to country!

Modes of participation
Depending on the size and condition of the location, every single full distance race will consist of 50 to a 100 athletes.A 4x100m relay race, again depending on the size and condition of the location, will consist of 15 to 30 relays.If qualifying races or just finals are held in the respective disciplines depends on the amount of participants.
In case of qualifying races, they are carried out for the whole distance.

The winners of the qualifying races plus a number of the fastest runners-up will qualify for the final in order to constitute a full race, depending on the size and condition of the location. This has to be communicated in the announcement.

Those athletes who do not qualify for the final may participate in an additional B final, depending on the number of athletes. Qualified are those athletes with the fastest running times coming after those who qualified for the final. Again, the number of the participants depends on the size and condition of the location.

The relay-winners plus a number of the fastest relays are qualified for the final; the amount again depends on the size and condition of the location.

Safety measures are an extremely important part of the event!
Track safety: Usually mountain guides are positioned at the running track and can intervene at any time in case of danger. Additionally, doctors and other medical personnel are on site.

Please, be aware that this is a general document and always consider your national rules and regulations!

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