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The World’s Steepest 400-Meter Race Comes to the United States

On Sept. 26, the world’s most extreme 400-meter race will be hosted in the U.S. for the first time at Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. The Red Bull 400 consists of sprinting 400 meters (or the equivalent of one lap around a track) up a ski slope with a vertical gain of 180 to 200 meters. With Park City already sitting at an elevation of 6,870 feet, this year’s event makes it the highest altitude Red Bull 400 ever organized, and even more challenging than its preceding courses in Europe.

The race was founded by former Austrian Olympic sprinter Andreas Berger in 2011 with the first race held on the Kulm ski slope in Austria. Last year’s race was held in Harrachov, Czech Republic.

This year, winners of the 5th annual climb (top man and woman) will be awarded an all-inclusive getaway to a secret location in Europe and $500 in cash. Registration is now open for those in the area and game for a solid quad-burning workout.