330-Meter Vertical Run In Beijing


On August 3, more than 1,000 runners at the Shangri-La’s China World Summit Wing in Beijing will be reaching new heights and making history when they scale the 330-meter building as part of the 2013 Vertical World Circuit. The Beijing leg of the global race is the first-ever vertical run accredited by the International Skyrunning Federation. Other buildings in this year’s circuit includes the Empire State Building and the Taipei 101.

Race organizers said the run will cover 82 floors, or 2,057 steps, and end on the building’s roof. They expect the fastest runners to complete the run in less than 10 minutes while nonprofessional vertical runners are expected to finish between 15 to 30 minutes, although there is no cut-off time and participants can even walk the race.

Additionally, all proceeds from the race entries will be donated to charity.

For more information, visit verticalrun.cn

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