2019 Vertical Kilometer® races

Mt. Awa Vertical Kilometer® - Japan - April 20

For the first time in the history, the Vertical Kilometer World Circuit stops in Japan. This opening season race is set on …

Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer® - Spain - May 9


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…

Santana Vertical Kilometer® - Portugal - May 31*

The 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…

Olympus Vertical - Greece - June 28*


One of the most technical races of its kind in Greece, this course on Mount Olympus makes an ideal Vertical Kilometer® over a distance of 4.3 km…

BEI K3 - Italy - July 27

The BEI 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…

Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical - Norway - August 1

Store Blåmann or Blåmannen is the highest mountain on the island Kvaløya in Tromsø, with one of the most famous climbing walls in northern Norway. The Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical starts …

Les KM de Chando - Switzerland - September 21

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 - September 29 - FINAL*

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…

* Bonus VK