Stairmasters to compete in Hong Kong

HKICC

Taking place on Sunday, December 7, the Race to Hong Kong ICC will be the grand finale of the 2014 Vertical World Circuit. In a last blast for the annual skyscraper stair series, runners will fight tooth and nail in the 2,120 steps up to the 100th floor of Hong Kong’s tallest building, the International Commerce Centre (ICC).

Australians took the top spot last year, with Mark Bourne (12 minutes 4 seconds) and Suzy Walsham (14 minutes 32 seconds) winning in the elite divisions. Both were crowned world champions of the Vertical World Circuit.

Organised as part of the SHKP Vertical Run, the event follows on from a race held on October 26 in Shanghai. This marks the second year of Hong Kong’s appearance on the Vertical World Circuit – a fitting tribute as it has the most skyscrapers of any city on the planet.

The competition is open to professional athletes, corporate teams and the wider public. Apart from elite, individual and relay races, including a newly added youth relay, runners also have the option of joining a leisurely Fun Climb for parents and children.

As a charity event, all proceeds from the race will go to child and youth services. The registration deadline is November 14 so reserve soon as spaces are limited. For further details, visit www.verticalrunhk.com/en/home/