The tenth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps, the toughest paragliding competition in the world, awaits with the biggest change in the course layout for the first time since the race was established. With the relocation from Monaco to Lake Zell after nine events, Zell am See-Kaprun is the new destination for the finish of the race - just in time for the 10th anniversary of the race series. After the last turnpoint on Schmittenhöhe mountain, the athletes go directly onto a landing raft on Lake Zell.
For 33 athletes from 17 nations across the world, the starting signal of the 10th Red Bull X Alps will be on 20 June 2021 at Mozartplatz in Salzburg. From there, they will run through the city to the Gaisberg mountain, and then cross the entire length of the Alpine arc without stopping. And that only on foot or with a paraglider. Along the route of 1,238 km, which is the longest and most challenging route so far, 12 specific turning buoys, so-called "turn points", must be passed until the finish line is finally reached. But this year, for the first time since the race was established, there is a special novelty and the biggest change at the Red Bull X Alps, because the finish line is no longer in Monaco, but directly on the crystal-clear Lake Zell.
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