Th UK’s toughest open-water adventure race will return to Glasgow for the fifth year in a row on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
Fresh from his 1782-mile odyssey, Ross Edgley is the first to sign-up for the open-water swimming and climbing challenge through 420m of icy-cold water and up seven canal lock gates.
Ross, who lugged a tree trunk around the Caribbean for a 100km swim last November and rope-climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest in just 24 hours back in 2016, is excited to return to Maryhill Locks for the second year in a row.
Red Bull Neptune Steps is an elite swimming endurance race through Maryhill Locks in Glasgow – which incorporates a 420-metre sprint swim, alongside eight climbs over each canal gate that the competitors encounter along the way. The event will start with 600 competitors, competing in waves throughout the day, and featuring separate female and junior competitions. The highest placed swimmers from each round move onto the semi-finals and eventually the final. Each canal gate features a different obstacle, which the swimmers use to climb up – including cargo net, ropes, wood ladder, rope ladders and a climbing wall.
Red Bull Neptune Steps is held with the support of Scottish Canals. See ScottishCanals.co.uk or follow @ScottishCanals for more information.