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?

23 October 2016

Bourne and Walsham smash Shanghai records

Records were smashed with Australians Mark Bourne and Suzy Walsham beating their own race times set back in 2014 at the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC. The new records for ascending the 1,460 steps and 54 floors of the Shanghai IFC tower are 7’42” and 9’15” respectively. Another record was […]

22 October 2016

Shanghai countdown to VWC semi-finals

Counting the hours to tomorrow’s Vertical World Circuit semi-finals we have the ranking leaders together with a record 1,600 runners toeing the line to ascend the 1,460 steps and 54 floors of the Shanghai IFC tower in the city’s financial centre, hosted by the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC. Reigning world champion and […]

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 […]