Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® – Italy
Distance: 2.6 km
Vertical climb: 1,000m
Highest point: 2,465m
Race records: Philip Goetsch 31’34” (2016); Axelle Mollaret 37’39” (2017)
Since 2010, the Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® has represented a hub for the world’s top specialists and site of the first Vertical World Championships.
The race offers a gruelling 1,000m ascent with steep stretches of 50% incline over 2.6 km, starting in Alba di Canazei (1,465m) to the summit of the Crepa Neigra (2,465m). The start is individually timed with groups of 20 runners leaving every four minutes and is capped at 300 participants.