The 2018 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit is composed of twelve races in seven countries. The Circuit is sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation and is open to individual runners and teams.
The VKWC competitions are open to runners of at least 18 years of age* in possession of a medical certificate valid for the law of the country where the race is held. Competitors declare they have read and accept these rules and the general ISF rules.
*(The age limit may be lower, depending on organisers’ entry regulations).
VKWC participants’ requests for slots or free entry should be made direct to VKWC. The VKWC will provide the organisers with the final selection. Athletes will be informed of their status. Any payments and arrangements for accommodation should be made direct with the organisers.
Four races during the season will receive a special “Bonus VK” status rewarding significantly more points.
The aim of this status is to gather the best runners on the start lines of some pre-selected races.
The end of season ranking will determine the best male and female VK runners in the World.
Titles & prizes
Titles and prizes are awarded to individual skyrunners based on the sum of the six best results. The final 2018 Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit prize purse is €10,000 (euros).
It is compulsory for all competitors to adhere to the rules and the local race rules, to observe good sportsmanship towards the other competitors, organisers, public and representatives.
Clothing and equipment
Competitors must wear and/or carry the clothing or equipment required by the race organisers’ rules.
In addition to individual race rules it may be necessary to include the use of tights, gloves, windproof jackets, hydration packs, helmets, sunglasses, etc depending on the course and/or weather conditions. The compulsory or recommended need for these materials must be displayed before each race and explained in the pre-race briefing. The use of racing poles is regulated by each race organiser either by allowing their use for the entire race, in a specific section, or even prohibiting their use. The points must be protected.
Winners or Champions must remain on the podium/stage to receive any awards assigned to them.
See full ISF Skyrunning Rules: www.skyrunning.com