So you and your bestie have hit a dead-end on your weekly running session to the extent that it has become boring. Perhaps you can bring that excitement back when you conquer the Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run 2018 with EastWest Bank, on July 8, at Shangri-La at the Fort. Technically, it’s also the longer and exhausting route to get to the higher floors of a tower. Any way you look at this feat, it’s an accomplishment. But let’s focus on the former.
Overall, vertical or stair running is stuff that runner dreams are made of, combining the challenges of moving forward while going upward and against gravity. More specifically, this Vertical World Circuit’s Manila leg has been changing the way one looks at running events. From a mere annual occasion and pastime, it can transform into a year-long engagement and passion among Filipinos. Here’s how this Vertical Run is more extreme, and ultimately more fun than any ordinary fun run in the country.
It is physically more demanding, with the race all the way up to 59 floors, conquering 1,353 steps to a height of 250 meters.
It has your preparation covered. A registered participant automatically gets complimentary conditioning training program. The sessions will be held every Saturday of June, from 9 am to 10 am, in the Arena basketball court at Kerry Sports Manila.
It brings you around the world. If you choose to do full-on Vertical World Circuit after this year, it stops by nine other iconic cities, including Seoul, Paris, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Osaka, London, and Hong Kong. Manila is the fourth leg.
At the end of ten legs a Vertical World Circuit World Champion is declared. Having said that, you get to run with super-athletes, who have been doing it year after year. This includes Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run’s 2017 Elite winners, Piotr Lobodzinki from Poland and Suzy Walsham from Australia.
And even if you don’t get to win at all, the Vertical Run is guaranteed to give you a completely different perspective. As in running where it’s continuous jogging to the finish line, vertical racing is dashing through the skyscraper from the ground level all the way up to the 59th floor.
The consolation prize: a rewarding view atop one of the tallest buildings in the city as you celebrate your finish.
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