Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vertical Marathon 2008

Fancy running vertically instead of the normal running styles? Try the Vertical Marathon 2008 which is going to be held at Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore.

About The Event - Event Information
Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2008


Date: Sunday, 16 November 2008
Time: 7.30am
Venue: Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
Organised By: Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore

The Challenge

Take up the challenge of climbing Southeast Asia's tallest hotel - Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore! Challenge yourself to the gruelling 73-storey vertical race up the 1,336 steps.

It's the original Swissôtel Vertical Marathon which started in 1987!

A Guiness Book of World Records was set by Mr Balvinder Singh in 1989 in 6min 55secs.

Event Categories

Men's Under 20
Women's Under 20
Men's 20 - 29
Women's 20 - 29
Men's 30 - 39
Women's 30 - 39
Men's 40 - 49
Women's 40 - 49
Men's Above 50
Women's Above 50
Men's Open
Women's Open
Corporate Race

Registration Fees

Register before and on 21 September 2008 and enjoy early bird fee of S$35 per participant.

Registration fee after 22 September 2008 will be at S$44 per participant.

Participant's Entitlement

  • Goodie Bag which will contain the Event T-Shirt and a host of other novelties.
  • Finisher Medal for every participant who completes the race.
  • Race Certificate with time recorded.
Race Day

Since the first Swissôtel Vertical Marathon, the race has attracted top local and international athletes such as Ben Pulham, Adrian Mok, Pedro Ribeiro and Australia's Suzanne Elizabeth Walsham and Jeremy Horne.

The Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2008 promises to be an even more challenging and competitive race to the top!

Adrian Mok - Finished 3rd in this event in 2004 and no new comer to endurance races - an adventurer racer, marathoner, ironman - Adrian is eyeing the record.


Ben Pulham
- Hailing from New Zealand, Ben is a full time triathlete based in Singapore. Ranked 112th in the World Triathlon ranking, Ben won the race in a blistering time of 7min 34sec in 2004.


Jeremy Horne - Meet Jeremy Horne - 1999 New South Wales Distance Runner of the Year, 2002 Australian Marathon Champion, 3rd in 2000 World Stair Running Championship, 2003 Champion in the Sydney Center Point Tower Run-up and Australia's representative in the 2006 World Marathon Teams Championship, Jeremy is eyeing nothing less than a ticket to New York to compete in the Empire State run up.

Pedro Ribeiro - Champion in 2003, 2005 & 2006, 4th in 2004 and conquered the Empire State building in 4th place this year and 10th place in 2004. An engineer based in Macau, Pedro will be flying in from Macau to compete again. Witness Pedro fly up the stairway onto the helipad of Swissôtel!

Suzanne Elizabeth Walsham
- Champion in 2006 & 2007, Suzanne went on to win the Empire State Building Run-up in 2007 & 2008. A native of Australia residing in Singapore, she represented Australia in the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

When is the closing date?

By noon of 16 October 2008. Late entries after the closing date will not be entertained.

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1 comment:

WELCOM said...

For those just getting into vertical marathons, a good start is Omaha, NE's Trek up the Tower. Measuring in at 40 floors, 870 steps, and 633 feet into the sky, the First National Bank Tower is the tallest building between Chicago and Denver.

February 20, 2010 - Registration is open!