We follow a strict set of criteria and production values when delivering a race so that whether we are organising one of our own races or one for a client it is always adrenalin filled, sweat inducing, unpredictable, well organised and a lot of fun.
Neptune Steps challenges elite endurance athletes in an adventure race like no other, swimming through 420 metres of cold water, climbing 18 metres over seven canal lock gates, and pushing participants to their limits in a true test of speed, strength, and resolve. D3 work closely with Red Bull to provide the infrastructure, logistic and the production staff on this event. We help to create challenges that are extreme but safe and provide a robust safety management plan.
Red Bull Steeplechase tests 500 runners, both physically and mentally, to race 21 miles across four knockout stages from church steeple to church steeple through the tough hills - only 40 will make it to the final steeple. D3 support Red Bull in all the logistics, permissions and infrastructure. We are very involved and manage thein the event safety planning, medial cover, marshalling and delivery of the event. We are the event control for the race.
Red Bull Timelaps challenges cyclists to compete in the world's longest one-day road cycling event. As summer fades to winter, teams of four race through the night on the weekend the clocks go back in the UK, making it a gruelling 25-hour race against time. In a twist, at 0200 a 'Power Hour' is activated; and riders shift to a shorter course where laps count double. D3 support Red Bull to produce the race by providing staff, all infrastructure, course design, safety management plans, placement of branding and a sound and light boost during the 'Power Hour'!
Quicksand is a new brutal and unique race concept from Red Bull. The race takes place on Margate beach and is an energy sapping knockout tournament with a series of heats. D3 worked with Red Bull to create a series of beach obstacles including giant sand dunes one of which measured the size of a double decker bus. We provided the infrastructure, safety management, permissions and obstacles for this gruelling course.
For 7 years we organised a series of 10km races using the Land Rover testing tracks at Eastnor Castle which provided one of the toughest, muddiest and most enjoyable cross-country race series in the country This was one of the original and biggest mud runs in the UK. Its growth mirrored the current insatiable appetite for this type of gruelling running event across obstacles, through swamps, rivers and mud pits.
We have worked in the UK and globally to deliver and support adventure sport events for sponsorship, brand awareness, social media content, product testing and consumer promotions.
We provide full logistical and creative support including permissions; location scouting; construction; format and activities; crowd control, infrastructure, catering and branding for a range of public sporting events.
We worked with Red Bull to bring the Cliff Diving World Series to the Blue Lagoon in Pembrokeshire for three years. We produced this extreme event as well as designing and installing a 12m x 28m high diving platform for the 20 global athletes taking part. The event was broadcast live on TV as well as Red Bull's YouTube channel. With 2,500 spectators and 250 staff on site safety is paramount and all the logistics for this were carefully managed by D3. For permission to produce this event we successfully negotiated with numerous organisations including local authorities, landowners, Highways and Police & Emergency service.
We supported Red Bull to provide a bespoke pre-season training event for Wigan Warriors, a Super League rugby team. Using the Red Bull Hardline site we created a gym on the mountain combining the extreme world of Red Bull downhill mountain biking and practical rugby league level training. Developed several activity days to include a 'world's strongest man' type competition for the players and sessions to take them beyond their comfort zone. It was a very successful but logistically complex event with 5 sites over 3 days in the remote Welsh mountains.
Red Bull Hardline isn't an event for the fainthearted. Hailed as one of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the world, the intense course, built by Dan Atherton, combines tricky technical downhill features with huge freeride-style jumps. D3 have worked with Red Bull on this event for a number of years to support the event with marshals, comms, catering and general infrastructure.
Red Bull Outrow challenges the best rowers from around Europe as they race against one another AND the powerful natural phenomenon that is the Severn Bore. D3 worked with the Red Bull Sports team to provide support to deliver safety, testing, staffing, logistics and infrastructure for this exciting event. The eight coxed fours race each other but also try to out row the Bore - any boat caught by the wave is out of the race. The winner is either the first boat across the finish line or the last boat in the race!
We were the primary agency working on the Land Rover G4 Challenge, delivering all creative, logistic and competition elements. We also ran a series of media recees in Mongolia giving the journalists a unique driving and lifestyle experience. Our breadth of experience in a wide range of adventure sports allowed us to pull together some of the most original adventure challenges in both remote and urban locations around the world.