January 27 - Towerrunning Exhibition - Climb to Abu Dhabi - Etihad Tower 2 Gallery coming
Under the initiative of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, The Climb to Abu Dhabi Vertical Marathon presented by Daman’s ActiveLife was held at the iconic Etihad Towers on Friday the 27th of January 2017. A total of 712 participants took up the challenge across 6 different race categories climbing 82 Floors / 1,617 Steps or 32 Floors / 720 Steps with winners taking home $25,000 USD in prize money. The race served as the TWA´s first ever Towerrunning Exhibition with the not participating reigning World Champion Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland as official Race Ambassador
Australia’s Towerrunning Tour winner Suzy Walsham, who took home the Female Elite title in an impressive 10:30 was delighted with her performance, stating “What a wonderful event to see so many of the community take part in tower running. Today’s event was a good test, as it was a building that no one has ever run up. Delighted to take home the title and looking forward to seeing many more of the Abu Dhabi community take on the challenge next year.”
In the female elite race with 18 competitors from 10 countries we saw an Australian sweep on the podium. With more than a minute behind Alice McNamara and Brooke Logan took 2nd and 3rd places. Following in the ranking we had to Czech Athletes, Zuzana Krchova and Lenka Svabikova on 4 and 5 and Iwona Wicha from Poland on 6th position.
Christian Riedl from Germany, winner of the men’s elites category and current world number 2 ranked tower runner also expressed his delight at crossing the vertical line in the ultimate winning time of 9:21. He stated “I am very happy to win the event, obviously with such prize money on stake we had a strong field, so to hear my name announced as the winner was a great feeling. The race itself was considerably difficult with a fast track approaching the stairs, but overall a fantastic event and I´m looking forward to defend my title next year.”
The male elite race with33 competitors from 15 different countries was a very close affair with the Top3 within 10 seconds. Runner up was Slovak Tomas Celko and the last podium place was occupied by Shaun Stevens-Whale from Canada. The next places went to Emanuele Manzi (ITA), Stefan Stefina (SVK) and Goerge Heimann (GER).
January 27 - Towerrunning Exhibition - Climb to Abu Dhabi - Etihad Tower 2
Top 5 Elite Division - Official Winners Picture
1 Suzy Walsham (AUS) 10:30
1 Christian Riedl (GER) 9:21
December 31 - Happy New Year 2017 - Athlete Registration - Channels
January 25 - Announcement Carrera Torre Latino on March 5 - Mexico City
Torre Latinoamericana, a skyscraper in downtown Mexico City, will host the first Towerrunning 120 race on American soil this year precisely on March 5, 2017. The race, the second leg of the 2017 Towerrunning 120 series, will see 1000 participants scaling 720 steps to the 42nd floor of the landmark building. “We are delighted with the organization of La Carrera Torre Latino and are very pleased to be part of the WFGT Towerrunning Challenge and to host Towerrunning 120 event this year again” said race director Pedro Fossas. “The Tower has a lot of charisma and we are sure it is going to be a very exciting event", he added.
Elite runners will be competing for a share in 1200 Euro prize pool awarded to the top 3 placed male and female competitors. Another 1200 Euro is reserved for the top 3 placed male and female competitors in Master and Veteran category. The race organizer and the TWA are pleased to offer travel packages for 4 athletes comprising 300 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast. Two of these packages will be awarded to TOP 20 ranked TWA registered athletes using the official TWA Elite application system. Two packages will be raffled among applicants ranked TOP 50 in the December 2016 ranking update. Interested athletes can apply from Jan 26 until Feb 1, 2017, 10 pm CET by emailing email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 22 - Race Report - Towerrunning Tour Latina Vertical Sprint - Torre Pontina Video
January 9 - Announcement of Towerrunning 120 – Dubai M1 Run on February 18, 2017
TWA is proud to announce the first Towerrunning 120 race in the Middle East this year. On Saturday, February 18, 2017 the M1 Run will be staged at the Media One Hotel in Dubai. The ultimate ‘M1 Run 2017’ will consist of the 7-storey uphill car park run over 1.2km and a 33 floor stairwell climb (over 700 stairs) culminating at ON42 (42nd floor) of Media One Tower.
It will be the second TWA race in UAE this year.
There will be 1 200 Euro in prize money waiting for the best runners. Prize money will be distributed to male and female winners as follows:
1st – 300 Euro, 2nd – 200 Euro, 3rd – 100 Euro
Additionaly there will be a special prize money cheque for beating the track record worth aprx. 650 Euro (2 500 AED ) for male / female.
Current records are: male 7:09 min and female 8:48 min.
The prize money will be paid in AED.
The race organizer and the TWA are pleased to offer travel packages for 4 athletes comprising 300 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights of accommodation including breakfast. Two of these packages will be awarded to TOP 20 ranked TWA registered athletes using the official TWA Elite application system. Two packages will be raffled among applicants ranked TOP 50 in the November 2016 ranking update. Interested athletes can apply from January 9 until January 15, 2016, 10 pm CET by emailing email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.