2019 Vertical World Circuit

Since 2009 the annual Vertical World Circuit® has been uniting race organisers, creating new events and recruiting and managing elite 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?

31 August 2019

Walsham and Watanabe victorious in Beijing

Seven was, indeed, a lucky number for seven-times Vertical World Circuit Champion, Australian Suzy Walsham who won the China World Summit Wing, Beijing Vertical Run today. “I am so happy to come away with my seventh win in Beijing,” Walsham commented. “I focused on my own race and did not get distracted by the other […]

27 August 2019

It’s back to Beijing – seven times lucky!

With six races down and five to go, the Vertical World Circuit is back in Beijing for the seventh time at the China World Summit Wing, Beijing Vertical Run, Saturday, August 31 after the successful London stop-over in July. The race is a is a sell-out with more than 900 participants from 32 nations joined […]

21 July 2019

Records tumble at London’s Broadgate Tower Run Up

The strong international line-up for the sixth leg of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit® saw records smashed in both the men’s and the women’s fields at London’s Broadgate Tower Run Up yesterday. With strong competition pushing the pace, local Sarah Frost broke her own record together with the top five women all finishing under record time. […]

16 July 2019

London’s Broadgate Tower hosts sixth stage of the VWC

Looking to set new records up the 35 floors and 877 steps of London’s Broadgate Tower Run Up, will be an elite field joined by some 300 runners from 13 countries, Saturday, July 20, the sixth stage of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit®. The fourth edition of the Broadgate Tower Run will once again host the London stage of […]

2 June 2019

VWC elites take One World Trade Center wins

Japan’s Ryoji Watanabe and Laura Manninen from Finland took their first Vertical World Circuit® win in the T2T Tower Climb in a field of close on 1,000 runners today. The fifth edition of the race was hosted in New York’s One World Observatory at One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. […]

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29 May 2019

One World Trade Center hosts fifth stage of the VWC

One of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world, New York’s tallest tower and the highest building in the Western Hemisphere is the venue for the fifth stage of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit® on Sunday, 2 June. One World Observatory at One World Trade Center will host the T2T Tower Climb where close on 1,000 runners will […]

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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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