2017 Vertical Kilometer® races

Russian Ekaterina Mityaeva, Dolomites VK, Canazei, Italy, 2016. ©Ian Corless / SWS

Trentapassi Vertical Race - Italy - 7 May

Trentapassi Vertical Race, towers high above Italy’s famous Iseo Lake in Lombardy, where the race starts. The 3.5 km course ascends with a…

Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer® - Spain - 11 May

The Transvulcania Km Vertical starts at sea level on the Tazacorte beach and ascends the GR-131 trail, a downhill section of the Ultramarathon course. The steep path…

Zegama-Aizkorri Vertical Kilometer® - Spain - 26 May

The Zegama-Aizkorri VK is on it’s third year and was introduced as an addition to the highly popular Zegama-Aizkorri Mendi Maratoia event. The course is…

Santana Vertical Kilometer® - Portugal - 02 June

The new Santana Vertical Kilometer® on the island of Madeira starts in the hamlet of Vale da Lapa at an elevation of 784 meters in the heart of a…

KM Vertical® Fuente Dé - Spain - 11 June

El Km Vertical Fuente Dé is without doubt one of Spain’s most important Vertical Kilometer® races. It takes place on the steep slopes on the…

Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer® - Italy - 16 June

The Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer® climbs a short 2.9 km from Santa Caterina (1,739m) to the Costa Sobretta (2,739m) with a classical…

Kilomètre Vertical® Face de Bellevarde - France - 07 July

Val d’Isère opens its summer festivities the week-end before the Bastille Day celebration on the 14th of July with the challenging and unique…

Vertical Cabanera - Spain - 15 July

The Vertical Cabanera, refers to a track used by cattle to access the higher mountains for the best pastures. Nestled in Vall Fosca, a valley in the Pyrenees, it is…

Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® - Italy - 21 July

Since 2010, the Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® has represented a hub for the world’s top specialists and site of the first…

Red Bull K3 - Italy - 29 July

The Red Bull K3 is currently the only Triple Vertical Kilometer® race in the world. It counts an intimidating 3,030m vertical climb over 9,700m distance. The race…

Blåmann Vertical - Norway - 04 August

Store Blåmann or Blåmannen is the highest mountain on the island Kvaløya in Tromsø, with one of the most famous…

Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer® - USA - 01 September

Welcome to the hardest 3-mile “run” you will ever complete. Over 1 km of elevation gain in less than 5 km of distance. Painfully simple. After you get to the top you…

Salomon Mamores VK - UK - 15 September

An incredible leg burning and lung-busting ascent from sea level to the Munro summit, it’s the UK’s only VK. The Salomon Mamores VK™ follows the…

Les KM de Chando - Switzerland - 23 September

The KM De Chando is a vertical kilometer mostly on hiking trails and is the unique double VK in Switzerland with 2000 m vertical gain. From the starting point, the…

Verticale du Grand Serre - France - 01 October

The Verticale du Grand Serre is one of the shortest, steepest VK’s in the world – just 1,811 metres long. Kilian Jornet set his personal best time…

Grèste de la Mughéra Vertical Kilometer® - Italy - 13 October

The magical Grèste de la Mughéra Vertical Kilometer® takes place at dusk on the shores of Lake Garda on a course lit by torchlight. It starts lakeside and…

Kilomètre Vertical® de Fully - Switzerland - 21 October

The Fully Vertical KM is known as the fastest in the world. Halfway between a traditional mountain race and ski-mountaineering, it is a…

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