Red Bull K3 – Italy

29 July

Spaniard Vanesa Ortega, winner Red Bull K3 2016, Susa, Italy. ©Damiano Levati

Distance: 9.7 km

Vertical climb: 3,036m

Highest point: 3,538m

Race records: Martin Anthamatten 1h58’53” (2017); Laura Orgué 2h22’38” (2014)

The Red Bull K3 is currently the only Triple Vertical Kilometer® race in the world. It counts an intimidating 3,030m vertical climb over 9.7 km distance.

The race starts in the centre of the historical town of Susa in Piedmont, Italy at an altitude of 503m and climbs to the summit of Monte Rocciamelone at a breathtaking 3,538m.

There are two intermediate checkpoints: the first one at the Trucco Hut (1,690m), the second at Cà d’Asti (2,850 m) and, if you’ve got what it takes, you will reach the summit and…glory on the third and last stretch.

Susa, Piedmont, Italy

Start time: 8.00

Official website