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?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 March 2017

Triumphant launch at Dubai Holding SkyRun

The first stage of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit kicked off with the Dubai Holding SkyRun today, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with a record field and records smashed. For the second year running, VWC elite runners ascended the 1,334 steps and 52 floors of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers and true to form, the reigning […]

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1 March 2017

2017 VWC launches at Dubai Holding SkyRun

The 2017 Vertical World Circuit launches this year with the Dubai Holding SkyRun on Friday, March 3rd in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A joint venture between the International Skyrunning Federation and Dubai Holding brings the Vertical World Circuit for the second time to the Middle East. After Dubai, the 10-race calendar stretches across the globe touching in iconic cities from London […]

1 February 2017

2017 Vertical World Circuit announced

The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Vertical World Circuit calendar today, direct from New York City. Celebrating nine years of activity, the skyscraper racing circuit continues its upward climb. The circuit now counts ten races valid for the VWC ranking which awards the World Champion titles and end-of-season cash prizes. […]

12 December 2016

A thousand runners scale Japan’s tallest tower

Japan’s first skyscraper race was held on the country’s tallest tower, the Abeno Harukas in Osaka on Sunday, December 12. One thousand athletes raced up the 1,621 steps in the Harukus Skyrun, a Vertical World Circuit Exhibition Race which included 50 elite athletes from seven nations. The recently crowned VWC World Champions Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland […]

5 December 2016

Hong Kong – Walsham and Lobodzinski are VWC world champions

  Sunday, Suzy Walsham and Piotr Lobodzinski were crowned Vertical World Circuit champions in Hong Kong at the Grand Finale of the nine-race tour. The race winners were Australian Mark Bourne who closed in 12’12” and Walsham, in 14’25”, who also took the title – for the fifth consecutive time. A record 1,800 competitors from 34 countries […]

3 December 2016

VWC Grand Finale star line-up in Hong Kong

For the fourth consecutive year, on December 4, the Vertical World Circuit will hold the finals of the nine-race tour on Hong Kong’s tallest building, the iconic International Commerce Centre topping out at 484 metres. No less than twelve of the world’s top ranked athletes in a record field of 1,800 participants will be racing […]