2019 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit calendar

The 2019 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit now takes shape. From Japanese snow to Spanish volcanoes and alpine mountain summits, the 2019 circuit features 8 races in 8 countries. It includes the world’s shortest and fastest races and the only triple VK.

This year, three races will award 50% bonus points for the final ranking which takes into account a maximum of the best five results. Top specialists will line up to score points for the Vertical Kilometer® male and female champion titles as well as the end of season bonus pool awarding €10,000 distributed at the finale set on the Verticale du Grand Serre in France.

World record holder, Axelle Mollaret makes it look easy at Verticale du Grand Serre. ©MRSWS

The 2019 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit is set to attract VK specialists from across the globe together with all those runners who want to get a high – from just touching the sky!

  • Mt Awa Vertical Kilometer® – Japan – April 20
  • Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer® – Spain – May 9
  • Santana Vertical Kilometer® – Portugal – May 31*
  • Olympus Vertical – Greece – June 28*
  • BEI K3 – Italy – July 27
  • Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical – Norway – August 1
  • Les KM de Chando – Switzerland – September 21
  • Verticale du Grand Serre – France – September 29 – 2019 VKWC FINAL*

* Bonus VK

2019 Calendar

Scoring and prizes

2019 rules