The Red Bull X-Alps is a paragliding race. Athletes must hike or fly more than 1,000 km across the Alps. It first launched in 2003 and has since taken place every other year. Around 30 athletes take part and must navigate their way along a predetermined set of turn points that vary with each race.
Every kilometre must be covered either on foot or by paragliding. Teams consist of one athlete and one official supporter, whose role is to provide technical advice, as well as mental and nutritional support.