An All-Uphill, 400m Race Up a Practically Vertical Ski Slope? Bring It On.By: Grant Marek
Tired of super easy 400-meter races with no insane all-uphill sprints up a ridiculous ski ramp from the 2002 Winter Olympics?
Which's why we did THIS when we found out about the Red Bull 400 -- a 400-meter race that's essentially one giant insane all-uphill sprint up a ridiculous ski ramp from the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Coming to Park City, Utah on September 24, this quad-burner takes you up the K120 ski jump at the Utah Olympic Park, a behemoth with a 36-degree incline and a 6,870ft altitude start, making it the highest altitude Red Bull 400 in the world (in your FACE, other Red Bull 400s).
The race itself is a pretty straightforward uphill run, but with cargo nets to help when it gets reallllllllly steep, and about 40-50 other runners per heat. They had 387 in last year's inaugural Park City run, and will cap this year's field at 600 (they're already 1/3 full so if you wanna do this get on it now).
And while you totally crushed your 400 time in high school (under a minute, kid!) don't expect to do that here -- last year's winner barely finished under 4 minutes.
Everyone else finished worse than that and looked like this:
LET'S DO THIS.