World’s best face off at The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run
Chongqing, China, 24 July 2014 – The world's best vertical runners will be hitting the stairs of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square on Saturday, 13 September 2014, where hundreds of participants have registered to conquer Chongqing’s tallest skyscraper.
Organised by Sporting Republic, The Westin Chongqing Vertical Run has been selected as Exhibition Race for the 2014 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s premier skyscraper racing circuit, uniting some of the world’s most iconic skyscraper races, including the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City. Contenders will line up at the starting line of The Westin Chongqing Liberation Square and dash up the 245 meters to the helipad finish line making it one of the highest races in Chongqing.
Heading the elite race is “the king of stair climbing” Thomas Dold of Germany. Dold is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City.
"The participation of such a high profile runner ensures that we are on track with our plans in growing the race into a premier running event not just in China but also internationally," said David Shin of event organisers Sporting Republic.
"It is the 1st time Chongqing has become part of the Vertical World Circuit. We are looking forward to celebrating that, and I am sure the elite field will put on a great show for everyone in Chongqing and show what top-end vertical running is all about.”
Runners will be flagged off in waves of between 10 to 15 people, commencing in the afternoon. Men and women of all fitness levels are encouraged to enter in what is to be expected as a fun and energetic event.
Registration closes on 22 August 2014 with a participation fee of RMB 100 per person.
Official Website: www.cqwestinrun.com
Vertical World Circuit: www.verticalrunning.org
Thomas Dold: www.thomasdold.com
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