2016 Vertical World Circuit

Eight years on and the Vertical World Circuit announces the 2016 VWC calendar featuring nine races this year, including three new venues: Dubai, New York, Manila.

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 September 2016

Indomitable Lobodzinski and Walsham winners in Beijing

Reigning Vertical World Circuit champions, Piotr Lobodzinski and Suzy Walsham are yet again on top of the world after scaling the heights of Beijing’s tallest tower, Lobodzinski setting a new record. The seventh stage of the Vertical World Circuit nine-race tour took place in China’s capital on September 3, the fourth edition of the China […]

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2 September 2016

It’s back to Beijing for VWC

The 2016 Vertical World Circuit heads for Asia on the seventh stage of the nine-race tour on September 3rd. It will be the turn of Beijing where the world’s top skyscraper racers will be joined by local runners to climb the heights of the China World Summit Wing tower – 330m, 82 floors and 2,041 […]

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25 August 2016

Japan to host VWC Exhibition Race

Japan’s tallest building, the Abeno Harukas, will host the country’s only international stair climbing race – “Harukus Skyrun” in Osaka. On December 11, élite runners will start at the tower’s first floor and ascend 60 flights to the rooftop. They will face the challenge of running up a total 1,621 steps to a height of 300 metres where, […]

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14 August 2016

Lobodzinski and Walsham win Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run

Piotr Lobodzinski of Poland and Suzy Walsham of Australia won the inaugural Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run in the Philippines today. Sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation, the event was selected as Official Race of the 2016 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s premier skyscraper racing circuit, uniting some of the world’s most iconic tower races. Lobodzinski, 31, […]

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13 August 2016

Champions Walsham and Lobodzinski head for Manila

Reigning Vertical World Champions Piotr Lobodzinski of Poland and Suzy Walsham of Australia are set to race at the inaugural Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run in a bid to defend their world titles, when the race takes place on August 14. Hundreds of participants are expected to take part in the event held at the iconic […]

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28 May 2016

VertiGo victory for Manzi & Svabikova

More than 1,000 runners raced to the summit of France’s tallest building in the fourth leg of the 2016 Vertical World Circuit, May 20. The VertiGo with 954 steps and 48 floors of vertical climb takes place in the Tour First skyscraper in the business district of the Paris. The winning time was 5’02” for […]

19 May 2016

Elite runners head for Paris VertiGo!

The fourth stage of the 2016 Vertical World Circuit heads for Paris and the VertiGo race up France’s tallest building. Top ranked runners from around the world are gathering here to gain points in the nine-race Vertical World Circuit. Friday’s race will see nearly 2,000 participants race up the 954 steps and 48 floors of […]

16 May 2016

World’s fourth tallest skyscraper hosts VWC stair climb

One World Trade Center hosted the T2T Tower Climb Sunday, May 15 – the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere and fourth-highest in the world. The third leg of the 2016 Vertical World Circuit kicked off at 5am Sunday morning to a sleepy New York, but the adrenalin was pumping for nearly 1,000 participants at […]