Red Bull Neptune Steps 2018

The toughest open-water swimming race in the UK will return to Glasgow in March, featuring 600 open water swimmers all set to take on the challenge of swimming uphill!

Red Bull Neptune Steps challenges elite endurance athletes in an adventure race like no other, swimming through 420 metres of cold water, climbing 18 metres over seven canal lock gates, and pushing participants to their limits in a true test of speed, strength, and resolve.

The athletes will be competing in heats throughout the day, and the highest placed swimmers from each round will move onto the semi-final heat and eventually the final. Each canal gate features a different obstacle, which the swimmers have to climb over before diving into the next section of water, including cargo net, ropes, wood ladder, rope ladders and a climbing wall.

This free event will take place on Saturday 10th March at Maryhill Locks in Glasgow and there’ll be lots more happening too, including the chance to eat to you heart’s delight in the Streat Food Village!

It’s going to be a spectacular event, so why not come along to cheer on the athletes! For more information on watching the event

Points of Interest

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