Thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of the Vertical Kilometer®– uphill mountain running races that climb for 1,000m over less than 5 km – the discipline now sports its very own tour launching today with seventeen races in eight countries. The circuit is a Skyrunner® World Series spin-off.
The 2017 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit features the world’s shortest and fastest races, the first and only triple VK, some 20-year-old classics and some exciting new ones. With the aim of expanding in the future, the number of races may be increased throughout the season.
From sea to sky, up cliff faces, volcanoes, mountain summits and ski runs, this gravity-defying sport is for anyone ready to push their limits up these lung-busting ascents.