Red Bull Neptune Steps

The toughest open-water swimming race in the UK will return to Glasgow in April, featuring 200 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 eight canal lock gates, and pushing participants to their limits in a true test of speed, strength, and resolve.

This free event will take place on Saturday 9th April at Maryhill Locks in Glasgow, with Heat 1 kicking the day off at 12noon.

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 or taking part please visit

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