2017 Vertical World Circuit

Nine years on and the Vertical World Circuit announces the 2017 VWC calendar featuring ten races this year, including a new venue: Osaka.

Anyone can enter. This year, why not join more than 100,000 runners in the skyscraper of your choice for a run that’s as exhilarating as the view from the top?

3 December 2017

VWC Grand Finale – Walsham and Lobodzinski champions

A record 2,000 runners from over 30 countries climbed to the top of Hong Kong’s tallest tower at the Grand Finale of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit, Sunday, December 3. Australians Suzy Walsham and Mark Bourne were the race winners but the World Champion titles went to Walsham and Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski. The “un-top-able” and unstoppable […]

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30 November 2017

Hong Kong is ready for VWC Grand Finale

A record 2,000 runners will climb up the 82 floors of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the iconic International Commerce Centre at the 2017 Vertical World Circuit Grand Finale, Sunday, December 3. It’s natural that one of the world’s most vertical cities should host the Grand Finale of the 10-race tour and for the sixth consecutive year, “SHKP […]

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12 November 2017

Yoshizumi and Lobodzinski climb to victory up Japan’s tallest building

Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski and Japan’s Yuri Yoshizumi won the second edition of the Harukas Skyrun on Sunday, November 12, setting the overall fastest times up the 59 floors and 1,610 steps of the Abeno Harukas – Japan’s tallest skyscraper where 1,300 runners competed. Winning the event secured Lobodzinski’s overall victory on the 2017 Vertical World Circuit. […]

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9 November 2017

Japan’s tallest tower hosts VWC semi-final

It’s the 2017 Vertical World Circuit semi-finals and top skyscraper racers are heading for the second edition of Japan’s tallest tower race, the Harukas Skyrun on Sunday, November 12 in Osaka. The Abeno Harukas tower counts a fearsome 1,610 steps which, at the inaugural launch last year, were eaten up in just 8’34” by Piotr […]

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23 October 2017

Bourne and Walsham repeat Shanghai win with a record

A new record was set on the Two Shanghai IFC, the Sun Hung Kai Properties landmark tower, on the eighth leg of the Vertical World Circuit, Sunday, October 22. 1,650 participants scaled the 1,460 steps of the building in the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity: Race to Shanghai IFC where VWC world champion, Australian Suzy […]

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21 October 2017

Shanghai – stairway to the sky

Just three more races to go on the 10-race Vertical World Circuit and top international athletes, together with a record 1,650 participants, will climb the stairway to the top of Shanghai’s IFC tower, Sunday, October 22. The SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC will see a world-class line-up battling for the […]

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29 August 2017

Bourne and McNamara top the Sydney Tower Eye

It was the turn of the 2017 Sydney Tower Stair Challenge, seventh stage of the ten-race Vertical World Circuit, Sunday, August 27, following on from Saturday’s Beijing event. More than 1,000 participants climbed the 1,504 steps to the Observation Deck of the iconic Sydney Tower Eye, the city’s tallest building. Fastest to the top were […]

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18 July 2017

World Champions win Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run

The conditions were just right for the participants of the Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run on the fifth leg of the Vertical World Circuit, Sunday, July 9. More than 700 local and overseas participants took to the stairs at Shangri-La at the Fort, to dash up 250 meters to the building’s penthouse making it the […]

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