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July 7 -  Towerrunning Tour Calendar                  

All confirmed races until the end of the year are now listed. Stay tuned, at least two other big ones will follow ...

 60  July 23 -  Carrera Towerrunning Tlaxcala - Tlaxcala - MEX
 160 September 8-10 Towerrunning 160 VBB Vienna/Brno/Bratislava
 60  September 22-24 -  Grand Prix Towerrunning - Acapulco - MEX
 80  September 23 - Run Up Praha - Praha - CZE  -  Czech Towerrunning Championships
 120 October 15 - LVM Skyrun Muenster - GER
 80  October 20 - Beh Do Neba Zilina -  Zilina - SVK - Slovakian Towerrunning Championships
 60  October 23 -  Carrera Towerrunning Pabellon M- Monterrey - MEX
 80 November 5 - SkyRise Chicago - Chicago - WFGT Towerrunning Challenge
 80 November 19 - Eureka Climb - Melbourne - AUS - Australian Championships - WFGT Towerrunning Challenge
 200 December 8 - Ascenso Torre Colpatria - Bogota
 80  December 17 -  WTC CD MX - Mexico City - MEX - Mexican Towerrunning Championships



July 3 -  Announcement Towerrunning 160  Vienna Sep 8     Brno Sep 9   Bratislava Sep 10  

Following the successful staging of the 2016 Towerrunning 200 race , the same race format will again apply for this year’s Towerrunning 160 race.  Unique to the Towerrunning Tour calendar, the event will see athletes compete in three races, across three days, in three different countries, and while the height of the towers favour the shorter distance specialists, backing up to travel and race day after day adds a certain challenge and complexity to the competition. 

The first race on Friday 8th September will see climbers racing up Vienna’s 779 steps and 150m high Danube Tower (Donauturm), Austria’s tallest building.  Saturday’s race will move to the Czech Republic, up the 700 steps of Brno’s AZ Tower, the country’s tallest building; while the final thrilling race on Sunday 10th September will be up the challenging 430 step UFO Tower in Bratislava, Slovakia.  Runners will score points at each event, with the overall highest point scorers vying for a share of the 2 000 Euro prize pool.  Prize money will be distributed to male and female winners as follows:

1st – EUR 500   2nd – EUR 300  3rd – EUR 200

 Race organizers and TWA are pleased to offer 12 travel packages comprising 100 Euro travel reimbursement, 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, transport between races, and free race entry ( not eligible for Austrian, Czech and Slovak athletes ). Travel packages will be awarded to TOP 50 ( July ) ranked TWA registered athletes using the official TWA elite application system. Interested athletes can apply from Monday 3 July until Sunday 6 August, 2017, 10pm Central Europe Time by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.

Another 25 travel packages for TWA registered athletes are also available to purchase as follows: 150 Euro for 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast or 200 Euro for 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast.  Both packages also include free race entry and bus transport between races. Interested athletes can apply from Monday 3 July until Sunday 20 August, 2017, 10pm Central Europe Time by emailing president@towerrunning.com or dcecetka@stormpromo.sk. Athletes applying for travel packages do not need to register for individual events. 

Non elite runners can register at http://my3.raceresult.com/76592/registration?lang=en, from 12 June until 3 September, 2017.

Recap 2016 : Video   Galleries:  Vienna     Brno    Bratislava  



Dear Towerrunners

Exactly one week away from the season highlight and our biggest event of all times we received our greatest defeat.
The "One Week To Go" postings were published and we had just finalised the elite start list.   Then out of the blue we got notice from Chinese authorities, that the event cannot be held this Saturday.

We have worked on this for over a year with our local partners, based among others by a cooperation agreement of VMA and TWA with the province government to organize international sports events ...
But on short notice the General Sports Administration did not issue the final approvement document:
"There are more than 60 oversea athletes will come to China and take part in the race, GSA need to do the background research to these athletes in order to prevent the potential political problem. Such as the issue not good for mainland's united."

Believe us, we feel as sad as you. This would have been a "Hell of a Race", but suddenly hell broke loose.
Towerrunning is a sport directed up. Nevertheless there are also some races with downstair sections, but with  your support step by step the TWA will overcome this setback. 

Stairs Up !



June 10 – World Championships 2017 -  Guangzhou - June 17

We have a small modification in the race mode:
Heat 1 will finish at the top too like the Final Heat. For complete information please check:
https://towerrunning.com/wch17.html
These are the challengers:
Female Participants
Male Participants

Towerrunning Trivia: Nothing historic this time: Check this Video Clip: One of the Championship participants met a prominent supporter of our sport while training at his gym - many of you surely will remember from TV ...



June 3 – World Championships 2017 -  Guangzhou - June 17

The elite start list is completed.
65 international athletes (22 females and 43 males) and of course the strong local Chinese competitors will climb Canton Tower on race day.
From the Top 10 of the actual TWA May Ranking all males and 8 females have registered. Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico and USA are represented in China by 5 or more athletes.

Together with our friends at the Vertical Marathon Alliance  we are working intensively on the final details to make the event as enjoyable as possible for our participants from 24 countries. Only at race time on the stairs everybody is alone ...

Stay tuned for more information about the challenging athletes coming soon ...

Towerrunning Trivia: Finished in 1892 the Masonic Temple in Chicago for two years was the world's highest skyscraper. The lower ten floors were used as what we call a "Shopping Mall"  today - read more ...



May 27 – World Championships 2017 -  Guangzhou - June 17

The highlight of the year is only three weeks away. Find some condensed information at
https://towerrunning.com/wch17.html
This page will be updated continuously - stay tuned !

The athletes reaching the top of Canton Tower first in the Final Heat will top the next edition of our Table of Honor too. 
More info about the participating challengers next time.

Just one hint regarding the race day timetable, which is still in preparation. Final challenge after three very hard heats and the victory ceremony will be a beer party ...

Towerrunning Trivia: Nearly all of our indoor race venues have elevators. In 1870 the first building with passenger elevators was the 7 story  Equitable Life Building in New York.



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