Red Bull 400 Returns!
The Red Bull 400 makes its return to the Sea-to-Sky Corridor this Saturday, July 30th! The world’s steepest 400m race will take place at Whistler’s Olympic Park, in the Callaghan Valley, where hundreds of people will come out to cheer on, watch, and participate in the competition. The Olympic Park is an amazing venue with a rich history of athletic competition, and remains an active centre for local and international competitors today.
This year, racers can choose from 3 different events; the solo full-distance, coed relay (4x100m), and a dedicated relay race for firefighter/police/EMS (4x100m). >Contestants will be test their speed and endurance with a race up a ski jump on a 37 degree incline! That’s only 8 degrees away from being a straight 45 degree wall!
The races will start with qualifying heats with the fastest participants moving forward into the finals, the solo full-distance, co-ed, and firefighter/police/EMS> relay races. Defending champion, Brandon Crichton, from North Vancouver will also join competitors to try and reclaim his title. In 2015, Crichton used his cycling fitness strengths to set a Red Bull 400 world record with a time of 3:53.
This weekend is sure to be another one for the record books! So come cheer on the athletes as they run up a mountain for chance of fame, glory, and probably a great calf workout.
Head over to our previous Event Post to get more information about The Red Bull 400.
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Thursday, July 28, 2016