Japan dominates Stairclimbing World Championships on home ground

The second edition of the ISF Stairclimbing World Championships saw Japan take two gold medals for the men’s and women’s winners at the Harukas Skyrun in Osaka, November 19, 2023. Italy and Finland took the silver and new entry Mongolia, pocketed two bronze medals. The host venue was one of Japan’s tallest buildings, the Abeno […]

Japan is ready to host 2023 Stairclimbing World Championships

The host venue for the 2023 ISF Stairclimbing World Championships is ready to welcome athletes from around the world in one of Japan’s tallest buildings on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Competitors will battle for medals and world titles at the Harukas Skyrun in the fifth edition of the race. The lung-busting vertical challenge climbs 1,610 […]

It’s time to compete sky high – announcing the 2023 Stairclimbing World Championships

The International Skyrunning Federation presents the second edition of the Stairclimbing World Championships after last year’s successful launch in Dubai. This year the host venue moves to Osaka, Japan, with the Harukas Skyrun on November 19, 2023. Athletes from around the world will gather here on one of Japan’s tallest buildings, the Abeno Harukas, the […]

Malaysian Wai Ching Soh and Japan’s Yuri Yoshizumi are the first Stairclimbing World Champions at the Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022

It was a short but strenuous uphill challenge for 250 runners competing in the first ISF 2022 Stairclimbing World Championships held today, Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Dubai Holding SkyRun, Dubai, Arab Emirates. The new World Champions are Wai Ching Soh from Malaysia and Yuri Yoshizumi from Japan who both took a gold medal. […]

First Stairclimbing World Championships kick off with Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022 this Saturday. The challenge is on!

Elite athletes from around the world are preparing to compete for the titles and medals at stake in the first ever ISF 2022 Stairclimbing World Championships, hosted at the Dubai Holding SkyRun on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The challenge that awaits them is a massive climb up 1,334 steps for a total of 52 floors in Dubai’s landmark Jumeirah Emirates Towers together […]

Announcing the first ISF Stairclimbing World Championships – Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022 is the host event

The first-ever Stairclimbing World Championships sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) will be held at the Dubai Holding SkyRun 2022 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on November 12, 2022. The world’s élite stair climbers, together with top international skyrunning athletes and passionate runners from around the world will participate in the colossal climb up 1,334 […]

Race up Japan’s tallest tower with the Harukas Skyrun Beyond

With continuing cancellations right across the 2020 Vertical World Circuit®, the world’s premier skyscraper racing tour, the Harukas Skyrun in Osaka, Japan, scheduled for November 15, will go virtual. The Harukas Skyrun Beyond invites skyscraper racers from Japan and around the world to virtually race Japan’s tallest tower, the 300m high Abeno Harukas – five […]

Communication on VWC 2020 postponements

Dear Vertical Running athletes, organisers and fans, In confirming the 2020 Vertical World Circuit®, some race postponements will be necessary due to the Covid-19 outbreak which is rocking the sports world. Our first concern is for the health and wellbeing of our athletes, volunteers and race officials who have been impacted around the world, and […]

2020 Vertical World Circuit® announced

The world’s premier skyscraper racing tour is ready to launch the 2020 calendar. This year’s Vertical World Circuit® features nine races and again, a line-up of the best specialists aiming for ranking points together with thousands of amateurs climbing the stairs – for fun, for fitness, for a special cause – and the unique reward […]

It’s a record for Bourne – Lobodzinski and Walsham are world champions

It was a glorious end to the 2019 Vertical World Circuit® today at the final of the 10-race circuit at the Harukas Skyrun in Osaka, Japan, where Australia’s Mark Bourne crushed the record, but left the VWC world champion title to Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski. Lobodzinski takes the world title for the sixth time together with […]