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?

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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