Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® – Italy

21 July

Philip Goetsch, 2016 winner and record holder. ©iancorless.com / SWS

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.

Canazei, Trentino, Italy

Start time: 9.30

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