Red Bull Quicksand – 1 Mile Run on Margate Beach, Kent. 18th May 2018 @ Margate Beach, Margate, Kent, United Kingdom on 18 May 2019

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Red Bull Quicksand - 1 Mile Run on Margate Beach, Kent. 18th May 2018
  • Date: 18 May 2019
  • Start Time: 10:00 am
  • Venue: Margate Beach
  • Organised By: Red Bull
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

Entries for Red Bull Quicksand, a uniquely brutal one-mile race along the beach on one of England’s best-known seaside towns, will launch on 5th February at Runners and fitness enthusiasts will be able to test their mettle against 750 other competitors in this innovative and gruelling seaside race.

Taking place on May 18 2019, in Margate Kent, Red Bull Quicksand – returns less than a year after its thrilling inception – could be the most challenging mile you ever run. The event will see 750 participants push through the sand on the one-mile long course on the Great British seaside.

Runners expend 1.6 times more energy on sand than running on a road surface – the course includes a number of sandy climbs, giving competitors a full fitness examination.

The course comprises of multiple sections created to test endurance, agility and speed. Trenches, rollers and six sandcastles stand between the runners and victory, with the tallest climb a staggering 23 feet tall – almost the height of two double-decker buses. This year, the course includes a long version of the tabletop obstacle with loose sand set to slow runners down further.

With starving lungs and burning calves, advancing competitors will face the course all over again. The event follows a knockout format with runners progressing through heats and semi-finals to reach the grand final, in what is set to be yet another energy-sapping day on the Margate dunes.

Entries for Red Bull Quicksand are open on Tuesday, February 5th with early bird race entry costing £20 (early bird entries are available until February 19). There will be 750 entries available. To secure a place, or to find out more information on the event please visit

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