News

22 May 2018

It’s time to VertiGo! Second leg of the VWC heads for Paris

After the successful Seoul launch, the second leg of the 2018 Vertical World Circuit heads for Paris on Thursday, May 24 to hit the heights of the city’s tallest building, the Tour First. Nearly 2,000 participants will race up the 954 steps and 48 floors in the VertiGo. Among them, 19 elite runners from Belgium, China, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Russia […]

14 May 2018

Walsham & Lobodzinski climb to victory up Korea’s tallest building

The conditions were perfect for the second edition of the Lotte World Tower International Sky Run on Sunday, May 13. 1,500 local and overseas participants took to the stairs to climb South Korea’s tallest building, LOTTE WORLD TOWER. They faced the challenge of climbing up 500 metres to the building’s observation deck making it the […]

9 May 2018

Seoul launches 2018 Vertical World Circuit

The International Skyrunning Federation is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Vertical World Circuit with the highest race on the calendar, the LOTTE WORLD TOWER INTERNATIONAL SKY RUN, on May 13 in Seoul, South Korea. As the highest skyscraper on the circuit and the tallest building in South Korea, the LOTTE WORLD TOWER […]

3 May 2018

New London venue announced

The Vertical World Circuit is pleased to announce a new venue in London completing the nine-race calendar of premier skyscraper races sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation. The Broadgate Tower Run Up will host the London stage of the tour on November 24 and is valid for an extra 25% bonus points on the VWC final […]

5 March 2018

2018 Vertical World Circuit announced

Spring is in the air bringing novelties for the 2018 Vertical World Circuit which kicks off with some of the world’s highest skyscraper races, a new London venue and a new ranking system. The nine-race circuit launches with a new race, the Lotte World Tower International Sky Run in Seoul, Korea on May 13.  It […]

3 December 2017

VWC Grand Finale – Walsham and Lobodzinski champions

A record 2,000 runners from over 30 countries climbed to the top of Hong Kong’s tallest tower at the Grand Finale of the 2017 Vertical World Circuit, Sunday, December 3. Australians Suzy Walsham and Mark Bourne were the race winners but the World Champion titles went to Walsham and Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski. The “un-top-able” and unstoppable […]

30 November 2017

Hong Kong is ready for VWC Grand Finale

A record 2,000 runners will climb up the 82 floors of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the iconic International Commerce Centre at the 2017 Vertical World Circuit Grand Finale, Sunday, December 3. It’s natural that one of the world’s most vertical cities should host the Grand Finale of the 10-race tour and for the sixth consecutive year, “SHKP […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]