Tag: Vertical Marathon

The Etiquette of Running a Vertical Marathon

How to Use the Stairway Correctly for Your Vertical Marathon Training

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….

Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2017: It’s Been 30 Years

Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2017: It’s Been 30 Years

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….

30th Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2017: The Sky's the Limit!

30th Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2017: The Sky’s the Limit!

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…

The Diamond Dash Will Become One Couple’s Love Story

The Diamond Dash Will Become One Couple’s Love Story

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,…

Taking Love to Greater Heights in The Dazzling Jean Yip Diamond Dash

Taking Love to Greater Heights in The Dazzling Jean Yip Diamond Dash

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.

How to Protect Yourself in Your Next Stair Running Competition

How to Protect Yourself in Your Next Stair Running Competition

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!

Record-Breaking 2,324 Stair Racers at the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2014

Record-Breaking 2,324 Stair Racers at the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2014

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.

Reach for the Stars: Where to Train for Vertical Marathons in Singapore

Reach for the Stars: Where to Train for Vertical Marathons in Singapore

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.

Swissotel Vertical Marathon is Asia's Most Exhilarating Vertical Race!

Swissotel Vertical Marathon 2014 is Asia’s Most Exhilarating Vertical Race!

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.

Westin Chongqing Liberation Square Vertical Run: International Skyscraper Racing Circuit Heads for Chongqing's Tallest Building

Westin Chongqing Liberation Square Vertical Run 2014: Scaling Chongqing’s Tallest Building

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 To Celebrate Its 20th Race At One Raffles Place

National Vertical Marathon To Celebrate Its 20th Race At One Raffles Place

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.