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?

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6 June 2017

Records smashed at New York’s One World Trade Center

Three winners stood on the stage of the fourth leg of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit in New York on June 4th at the T2T Tower Climb in One World Trade Center commemorating 9/11. Yes, three winners! Former VWC champion, Thomas Dold from Germany shared an incredible 12’19” finish time with Australian fireman Darren Wilson […]

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1 June 2017

One World Trade Center next up on VWC

  The fourth stage of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit will take place in New York on June 4th with the T2T Tower Climb in One World Trade Center commemorating 9/11. After Dubai, London and Paris, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and sixth tallest in the world, will host the third edition of […]

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19 May 2017

Record time in Paris for Lobodzinski

The tough competition between the current and former Vertical World Circuit  champions helped push for a new men’s course record in last night’s VertiGo, third leg of the circuit in Paris in the city’s tallest building. Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland, reigning VWC champion and ranking leader sliced yet another second off his own course record […]

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17 May 2017

Paris and the VWC are ready to VertiGo!

The third stage of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit heads for the tallest tower in Paris on Thursday, May 18 after events in Dubai and London. The world’s top skyscraper racers will participate in the VertiGo to gain points in the ten-race circuit. They will join nearly 2,000 participants to race up the 954 steps […]

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24 April 2017

Bourne and Walsham top the world’s highest race

The highest skyscraper race ever attempted was held in the LOTTE WORLD TOWER, the world’s fifth tallest building, Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 23. The 123 floors and 2,917 steps of the LOTTE WORLD TOWER INTERNATIONAL SKYRUN were eaten up in just a matter of minutes by two Australians, Mark Bourne in 15’44” and Suzy […]

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20 April 2017

VWC heads for new heights in Seoul

The highest skyscraper race ever held will take place in South Korea’s tallest building, LOTTE WORLD TOWER, in Seoul on April 23 as an Official Vertical World Circuit Exhibition Race, sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation. Top ranked runners, as well as current and past world champions, will be joined by hundreds of participants up for the extreme challenge of ascending […]

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9 March 2017

Lobodzinski and Svabikova Vertical Rush winners

There seems no stopping the adrenalin running in the veins of Piotr Lobodzinski, the 31-year-old Pole, three-time Vertical World Circuit champion. On the second leg of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit in London today, he closed just one second away from the course record set here by German Thomas Dold in 2012. His winning time […]

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8 March 2017

World’s top runners head for London’s Vertical Rush

The second leg of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit heads for London with an incredible line-up of the world’s top skyscraper racers. They will join more than 1,000 participants in Shelter’s Vertical Rush on Tower 42 in London’s financial district, Thursday, March 9. Hitting the heights of the 42 floors and 932 steps will be reigning VWC world champion […]

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7 March 2017

Korea to host world’s highest skyscraper race

The International Skyrunning Federation is pleased to announce an important addition to the 2017 Vertical World Circuit. The highest skyscraper race ever held will take place in South Korea’s tallest building, LOTTE WORLD TOWER, on April 23 as an Official Vertical World Circuit Exhibition race. The “LOTTE WORLD TOWER INTERNATIONAL SKYRUN” is the country’s first and only international stair climbing […]

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