Do you have what it takes to compete in Red Bull X-Alps 2021? It’s time to find out.
The world’s toughest adventure race kicks off the next edition in just over a year - and the tension is already beginning to mount. With each race comes a new route and most importantly, also new athletes. Have you got the skills and resilience to hike and paraglide over 1,000km across the beautiful but treacherous Alps? It’s time to find out because the application phase for Red Bull X-Alps 2021 is officially open until August 31, 2020.
Literally anything can happen in this race, from unpredictable weather conditions to near-miss landings in ravines. Every race is tougher than the last and it takes an athlete with not only the physical aptitude, but also an extremely strong mind to push all the way to the end.
Do you have what it takes? Join the official Red Bull X-Alps 2021 Instagram Livestream at 2pm CEST on July 1, 2020, with well-known athletes, Tom de Dorlodot (Belgium) and Gavin McClurg (USA), kicking off a great start to another edition of the world’s toughest adventure race. Tom de Dorlodot is full of tips and tricks after having competed in six previous editions, as well as having just finished a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a sailboat. Gavin McClurg is a 5-time participant in Red Bull X-Alps and a renowned world adventurer about to set new records! You don’t want to miss it, so tune in for tips on the application process and everything that has happened since the last race.
“The athlete selection process has always been very strict,” says race director Christoph Weber. “The search for the best athletes for Red Bull X-Alps has proven difficult in the past. We have to take into account many factors such as their experience, previous competitive results and their abilities as pilots and mountaineers. Also important is that they have the physical and mental strength required to participate.”
If you’re ready to take part in a lifechanging event like Red Bull X-Alps 2021, make sure you tune in to the livestream at 2pm CEST on Instagram and start sending in your applications. Remember you have until August 31, 2020, before the judges make their decision. The official 2021 athletes will be announced on October 14, 2020, and the race begins June 20, 2021. Head here to fill out the application form and follow us on social media to stay up to date with all the latest information, dates, and even more valuable livestreams with athletes.
Get ready for the world’s toughest adventure race!