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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 […]

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 towers […]

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 […]

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, […]

Frost and Cardona take VWC London semi-final

A new record was set at the London stage of the 2018 Vertical World Circuit®, Saturday, November 24, the semi-final of the nine-race skyscraper racing tour. The 35 floors and 877 steps of the Broadgate Tower Run Up were the challenge for 300 runners including an elite field from 17 countries. Briton Sarah Frost smashed her own […]

VWC semi-final heads for London’s Broadgate Tower

The 2109 Vertical World Circuit® semi-final is heading for London on Saturday, November 24 for the eighth stage of the skyscraper racing tour. For the first time on the circuit, the Broadgate Tower Run Up will attract some of the world’s top athletes competing for the ranking with an extra 25% bonus points awarded here. Some […]

Lobodzinski and Yoshizumi take third Osaka win

A new men’s record was set today on Japan’s tallest tower at the Harukas Skyrun, the seventh leg of the Vertical World Circuit® skyscraper racing tour. A record field of 1,500 runners climbed 1,610 steps and 59 floors to the rooftop of the Abeno Harukas building in Osaka. Vertical World Circuit® champion Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland won […]

Top runners converge on Japan’s tallest tower

Japan’s tallest tower, the Abeno Harukas in Osaka, will see some of the world’s top athletes race up the 1,610 steps in the seventh stage of the Vertical World Circuit® on Sunday, November 4. A record field of 1,500 runners will climb the 59 floors to the rooftop in the third edition of the Harukas SkyRun. […]

Lobodzinski beats Bourne in Shanghai. Walsham supreme

Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski finally took the win from Australian Mark Bourne, three-time winner and record holder of the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC, Sunday, October 14 on the sixth leg of the Vertical World Circuit®. A field of 1,700 participants from 25 countries raced up the 1,460 steps of the building. […]

Preparing for battle up Shanghai IFC tower

Over 1,700 participants from 25 countries will climb to the top of Shanghai IFC, Sunday, October 14 on the sixth leg of the Vertical World Circuit®. Among them, a world-class line-up is ready to do battle for the win and the VWC ranking points at the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Shanghai IFC, […]