You may be more familiar with the name vertical marathon or vertical running. An alternative to conventional flat-road marathons, Tower running is a sport which involves running up tall man-made…
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There’s no denying that training and racing a vertical marathon are hard. They’re physically challenging and mentally demanding. Your mind is occupied with anxiety, your body is stressed and strained….
This year, Swissôtel Vertical Marathon celebrated 30 years as Singapore’s first ever vertical marathon. Over 1,600 racers, including world-class competitors, raced up to 73 stories of this iconic hospitality tower….
If you tend to be curious about Singapore’s vertical race history, the name Nureza Ahmad may sound familiar. She’s the author of a Singapore Infopedia post about the nation’s very…
You’re in love. Madly, passionately, over-the-moon in love. What’s the cure for this euphoric state? Run up and down staircases at a wild pace on 7 or 8 May 2016,…
Celebrate White Day and take your love to the greater heights in the first ever diamond-themed vertical race! 3,000 to 4,000 participants are anticipated to join the two-day Jean Yip Diamond Dash event happening from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m in Singapore.
Vertical marathons share some similarities with regular marathons, in that they both are endurance sports which will test your limits physically and mentally. The difference lies in the distance. Standard marathons are 42 km long and typically take 3-4 hours to finish, while vertical marathons take place over a relatively short distance, and depending on the height of the building, can be completed anywhere from less than 10 minutes to 30 minutes to complete. The world record for the Swissotel’s Vertical Marathon’s 1336 steps is a breathtaking 6 minutes and 46 seconds!
The annual signature sporting event, Swissôtel Vertical Marathon, held at the 226-metre tall Swissôtel The Stamford, showcased world-class competition at its peak. A record- breaking 2,324 participants include international elite runners from countries around the world.
Finding training locations for vertical marathons is as easy as looking up and figuring out how to gain access. It might take a single request to use the stairwell of the city’s Swissotel in preparation for that facility’s 72-story competition, but as a “civilian” you need to take advantage of public opening hours in buildings that may not always be accommodating.
The Swissotel Vertical Marathon returns on 23 November this year! Towering at a height of 226 metres as one of Southeast Asia’s tallest hotels, Swissotel The Stamford has been the site for Asia’s most gruelling Vertical Marathon since its inauguration in 1987.
The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square, which is also Chongqing City’s tallest building, will host the city’s only international stair climbing race – The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run.
National Vertical Marathon (NVM) is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the 8th of June 2014! NVM is a sporting event that incorporates the skyscrapers in the Central Business District, and this year, it is set to take place in one of the three tallest buildings in Singapore – One Raffles Place.