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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 April 2019

World’s top athletes head for Milan – second leg of the 2019 VWC

With less than a week separating the launch of the 2019 Vertical World Circuit® in Seoul, the second stage of the tour heads for Milan, Italy, where the Allianz VERTICAL RUN will be held on April 14, attracting some of the world’s best athletes from no less than 22 countries. With just enough time to catch […]

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 […]

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 with […]

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 […]

2 December 2018

Hong Kong’s triumphant VWC Grand Finale

After eight races in some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, the 2018 Vertical World Circuit® closed triumphantly with the Grand Finale up Hong Kong’s tallest building today. Close on 2,000 runners from a record 38 countries participated in the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity: Race to Hong Kong ICC where 2,120 steps and 82 […]

27 November 2018

Hong Kong ICC hosts VWC Grand Finale for the sixth time

Close on 2,000 runners from a record 38 countries will line up for the 2018 Vertical World Circuit® Grand Finale to summit Hong Kong’s tallest building on Sunday, December 2. The 2,120 steps up the 82 floors are the challenge facing the competitors in the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity: Race to Hong Kong ICC, […]