2019 Vertical World Circuit

Since 2009 the annual Vertical World Circuit has been uniting race organisers, creating new events and recruiting and managing élite athletes on some the world’s most iconic skyscrapers.  A ranking system awards world champion titles and an end of season prize purse.

The 2019 Vertical World Circuit features eleven races, with two new additions, Milan and Ho Chi Minh City plus a welcome come-back to Dubai. Check out the full calendar for details of these prestigious races.

Anyone can enter. 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?

17 May 2019

Italians dominate Paris VertiGo

The fourth leg of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit, the international skyscraper racing series, was held in Paris yesterday evening with the VertiGo up the tallest building in the country. The international line-up was dominated by Italians, taking the top two places in the men’s field and third in the women’s. Joining 1,150 runners from […]

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15 May 2019

Ready, steady, VertiGo! Fourth leg of the VWC in Paris

After the first three stages of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit in Seoul, Milan and Ho Chi Minh City, the international skyscraper racing series will head for Paris on Thursday, May 16, the fourth stop on the eleven-race tour. The VertiGo, an official VWC race since 2014, takes place on the tallest building in France, […]

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28 April 2019

Triumphant launch for South East Asia’s tallest tower race

The third leg of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit kicked off today in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with the world’s top skyscraper racers aiming for circuit points and to celebrate the inaugural Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 – Race to the Summit. The fastest times up the 81 race floors and 2,383 steps of South […]

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25 April 2019

New race inaugurates South East Asia’s tallest building

The ISF is proud to present a brand new tower and official venue for the 2019 Vertical World Circuit with the Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81: Race to the Summit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Celebrating the tallest building in South East Asia, the inauguration on Sunday, April 28, 2019 will see the world’s top […]

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15 April 2019

Records smashed in Milan’s Allianz Vertical Run – second stop of the VWC

Winners Lobodzinski and Walsham take the first Allianz Vertical Run in the VWC. ©AllianzWith the world’s top athletes congregating in Milan for the second stage of the Vertical World Circuit, jaw-dropping performances were in order. The second edition of the Allianz VERTICAL RUN held on Sunday, April 14, saw some 500 athletes from 22 countries […]

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6 April 2019

Records fly at 2019 VWC launch in Seoul

The glittering line-up promised at the 2019 Vertical World Circuit launch in Seoul outshone expectations with the first two men summiting under record time. The third edition of the Lotte World Tower International Sky Run saw a record 1,600 competitors take part today in the fifth tallest building in the world and the highest race […]

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2 April 2019

Star line-up set for VWC launch in Seoul

Launching the 2019 Vertical World Circuit will be a glittering star line-up of elite athletes at the Lotte World Tower International Sky Run on April 6 in Seoul, South Korea. Lotte World Tower is the world’s fifth tallest building and the circuit’s highest race – topping out at 555m above street level with a lung-busting 2,917 steps.   “We are very pleased […]

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31 January 2019

2019 Vertical World Circuit – new races announced

Celebrating ten years since the launch, the world’s premier skyscraper racing tour announces the 2019 Vertical World Circuit calendar. Eleven races, the highest number to date, stretch across the globe from New York to London, Paris and Milan in Europe, via Dubai in the Middle East and on to Asia, hub of the world’s tallest […]

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