Enter Red Bull Neptune Steps 2017

Entries to the UK’s toughest open-water swimming event are now open. Sign up here.

The time has come – entries for Red Bull Neptune Steps are now open!

On Saturday March 18 2017, the icy-cold waters of the Forth & Clyde Canal will host the return of the ultimate open-water endurance test for its third consecutive year.

Competitors will be pushed to their limits as they swim through 420m of cold water and climb 18m over seven canal lock gates. Each canal gate will feature a different obstacle – including cargo nets and rope ladders – which the swimmers have to climb over before diving into the next section of water. This year will see double the number of competitors as 400 men and women will line up to swim, climb and conquer this gruelling swimming obstacle race.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Sign up here or head to this page. But you’ll have to be quick – last year entries sold out in just eight minutes. Want to see what’s in store? Check out the best action from last year here.

Written by Ellie Ross