China World Summit Wing, Beijing Hosts Third Vertical Run in Beijing’s Tallest Building

For three years, China World Summit Wing, Beijing has hosted The CBD’s Private Palace Vertical Run, a run up its building, which is the highest in the city. This year, almost 800 athletes from around the world competed in the vertical run by climbing up 2,041 steps to the rooftop finish line at 330 meters (about 1,082 feet).

All charitable proceeds raised from The CBD’s Private Palace - China World Summit Wing Vertical Run will benefit the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children and will be directly donated to 9958 Rescue Center project. 9958 Rescue Center is the first children rescue hotline in China and is committed to helping children up to 16 years old in circumstances from major illnesses to natural disasters.

Coming in first place was Piotr Lobodzinski from Poland, setting a new record for the Beijing leg of the race circuit with a time of 9 minutes and 53 seconds. In the women's race, Australian Suzy Walsham defended her title with a time of 11 minutes and 52 seconds.

Organized by Sporting Republic and the International Skyrunning Federation, Beijing’s tallest vertical run is an official race for the 2015 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s first and only skyscraper racing circuit uniting some of the world’s most iconic vertical races, including the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City.

We are proud that China World Summit Wing, Beijing is in one of the elite few buildings that get to participate in the circuit, and we look forward to next year!