One World Observatory at One World Trade Center will host the T2T Tower Climb on May 15 – the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere and fourth-highest in the world.
Not only New York’s tallest tower, but the tallest building in the western hemisphere, topping out at 546m at the tip of the spire, One World Observatory at One World Trade Center will host the second T2T Tower Climb on May 15, third leg of the Vertical World Circuit. With a 5 am start, runners will enjoy a unique view of sunrise over New York City.
The T2T Tower Climb will be part of the 2016 Vertical World Circuit, which counts 9 races stretching across the globe up some of the most iconic towers in the world. Marino Giacometti, President of the International Skyrunning Federation which sanctions the VWC comments:
“We are delighted to join forces to help promote the excellent cause for which the race stands and to be part of a new event that no doubt will make its mark on an international level.”
While last year’s climb went to the 90th floor of One World Observatory at One World Trade Center, which was still under construction, for the first time, the climb will finish at One World Observatory on the 102nd floor. The race climbs 104 floors and a lung-busting 2,226 steps – the highest race on the Circuit – ever.
John Hodge, Chief Operating Officer of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and race organiser, announced today that its second annual “Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb Honoring Captain Billy Burke” will be part of the 2016 Vertical World Circuit to help bring international attention to the event.
The event is limited to 1,000 participants who will be joined by a select number of elites competing in the Vertical World Circuit. Five out of the 9 races count for the ranking.
The highest race on the circuit, the T2T Tower Climb represents the third leg of the Vertical World Circuit which kicked off in London on March 8. After Dubai, the circuit heads for the New York event on May 15, followed by Paris, Manila, Sydney, Beijing and Shanghai, to conclude with the Grand Finale in Hong Kong on December 4 where the World Champions will be crowned and awarded cash prizes.
About Vertical World Circuit
Launched in 2009, the Vertical World Circuit stretches across the globe from the heart of Europe to America, Oceania and Asia. The nine-race circuit scores points for the ranking where results of five races are counted.
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About International Skyrunning Federation
High altitude, whether in the mountains or the city, is the arena of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), which governs, promotes and sanctions skyrunning (high altitude mountain running) and skyscraper racing worldwide and has carried out medical research.
About Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The mission of the Foundation is to honour the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.
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