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?

12 November 2017

Yoshizumi and Lobodzinski climb to victory up Japan’s tallest building

Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski and Japan’s Yuri Yoshizumi won the second edition of the Harukas Skyrun on Sunday, November 12, setting the overall fastest times up the 59 floors and 1,610 steps of the Abeno Harukas – Japan’s tallest skyscraper where 1,300 runners competed. Winning the event secured Lobodzinski’s overall victory on the 2017 Vertical World Circuit. […]

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9 November 2017

Japan’s tallest tower hosts VWC semi-final

It’s the 2017 Vertical World Circuit semi-finals and top skyscraper racers are heading for the second edition of Japan’s tallest tower race, the Harukas Skyrun on Sunday, November 12 in Osaka. The Abeno Harukas tower counts a fearsome 1,610 steps which, at the inaugural launch last year, were eaten up in just 8’34” by Piotr […]

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23 October 2017

Bourne and Walsham repeat Shanghai win with a record

A new record was set on the Two Shanghai IFC, the Sun Hung Kai Properties landmark tower, on the eighth leg of the Vertical World Circuit, Sunday, October 22. 1,650 participants scaled the 1,460 steps of the building in the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity: Race to Shanghai IFC where VWC world champion, Australian Suzy […]

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21 October 2017

Shanghai – stairway to the sky

Just three more races to go on the 10-race Vertical World Circuit and top international athletes, together with a record 1,650 participants, will climb the stairway to the top of Shanghai’s IFC tower, Sunday, October 22. The SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC will see a world-class line-up battling for the […]

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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 […]

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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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