Red Bull and Special Group challenge runners to go steeper, not faster with The Uphill Marathon 6 April, 2018.
The Marathon marks the launch of Red Bull Australia’s new Strava running club, Aussie runners are being challenged to compete in a new kind of race.
‘The Uphill Marathon’ is the first marathon where the steepest run wins, not the fastest. Runners are invited to join Red Bull’s Strava club and clock up 42.2 kilometres before April 27, where every metre of their elevation gain is logged to the Red Bull running website.
The runner who completes the distance with the highest total elevation gain will be crowned king or queen of the hill.
Julian Schreiber, creative partner at Special Group, said: “Working with the Red Bull team is both a privilege and whole a lot of fun.”
“They’re a brand constantly raising the bar higher and we wanted to bring this spirit to the world of running.
“The Uphill Marathon is a great example of combining smart technology with a simple idea to create a fun, interactive event, and I’m pretty sure I just got a cramp thinking about how I’ll tackle it.”
Tom Martin, creative partner at Special Group, added: “We’re looking forward to creating new challenges and growing the Red Bull Strava club.
“It’s early days, but we’ve already had an awesome response from the local running community.”
The Red Bull Strava club was launched to keep runners motivated, by providing new and exciting ways to run.
All successful entrants in The Uphill Marathon will go in the draw to win flights and accommodation to participate in the Wings for Life World Run in Melbourne on May 6, where 100 per cent of all donations and registration fees raised go to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.