Red Bull 50/50 biathlon challenge at Caingorm
Mon 13 February 12
On Saturday 10th March 2012, the inaugural Red Bull 50/50 will be taking place at CairnGorm Mountain in Scotland, challenging skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers in the ultimate biathlon.
Red Bull 50/50 biathlon challenge at Caingorm © Red Bull
The unique concept will see competitors race in groups of ten from the top of the mountain on skis or snowboard, down to the snowline, where a quick transition onto mountain bikes will be required to make the rest of the journey to the finish line.
50 Years of the Cairngorms
Ian Whitaker CEO of CairnGorm Mountain said, “We are extremely excited to be hosting this groundbreaking event during our fiftieth anniversary year of mechanised uplift here at CairnGorm Mountain. Competitors will be challenged to get down the mountain in a completely unique way.”
Applications to be part of the race can be made at redbull.co.uk/5050 until the 5th March when 100 competitors will be selected to take part in the race to become the first Red Bull 50/50 champion.
100 registered competitors will be selected at random to compete in the qualifying round
Final groups of ten will be selected by combining mountain bike and snowboard qualifying times
Competitors must be aged 14 or over
Registration closes on Monday 5th March 2012
Location: CairnGorm Mountain, Cairn Gorm Ski Area, Aviemore PH22 1RB
Time: Qualifying starts at 10:00/Main event 16:00
Free to spectators
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