To mark the launch of Red Bull Australia’s new Strava running club, Aussie runners are being challenged to compete in a new kind of race.

‘The Uphill Marathon’ is the first marathon where the steepest run wins, not the fastest. Runners are invited to join Red Bull’s Strava club and clock up 42.2km before April 6, where every metre of their elevation gain is logged to the Red Bull running website. The runner who completes the distance with the highest total elevation gain will be crowned king or queen of the hill.