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August 21 - Announcement - Grand Prix Towerrunning Acapulco - Sep 22-24 

The Grand Prix Towerrunning Acapulco will take place on September 22 to 24, 2017 at Acapulco Beach in Mexico, one weekend, three races in three hotels. Towerrunning Mexico is pleased to announce travel packages for 6 athletes comprising:

  • 2 nights accommodation  including breakfast ( 2 in a room ) at Acapulco
  • Bus Mexico City – Acapulco – Mexico  (Depart 6:00 am from Mexico City, return 3:00 pm from Acapulco, travel around 5 hours)
  • Pick up from Mexico Airport to the hotel
  • Free race entry for the three races  (offical T-shirt and 3 medals)

These packages are open to all athletes registered in TWA, interested athletes can apply from August 21 until September 05, 2017, 10 pm CET
by emailing president@towerrunning.com and roberto@towerrunningmx.com .The Grand Prix Towerrunning Acapulco is part of the Mexican Towerrunning Circuit and a Towerrunning Tour event with factor 60.



August 3 -  Announcement for SkyRise Chicago on Nov 5    

One of the tallest indoor stair climbs in the world will be held up the soaring Willis Tower in Chicago on Sunday, November 5th, 2017.  SkyRise Chicago, a Towerrunning 80 race and WFGT Towerrunning Challenge event will see athletes climb 2,115 stairs and 1,353ft to finish at SkyDeck Chicago on the 103rd floor.  The event is expected to attract more than 3,000 participants and raise more than $USD 1 million for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

SkyRise Chicago is pleased to announce free registration to 40 elite athletes as follows: 5 international slots for TWA-registered athletes with a Top 30 ranking according to the August 2017 TWA rankings; a further 30 slots (15 male and 15 female) to top ranked TWA-registered USA athletes according to Towerrunning USA rankings at the end of the application period; and a further 5 slots to other TWA-registered competitive athletes based on recent performance.  Interested athletes can apply from  August 3rd until August 28th, 2016 at 10pm CET.              
        International slots: emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.
        USA slots: emailing Zivadin Zivkovic, President of Towerrunning USA at ztowerrunning@gmail.com
If you are not TWA-registered please complete the registration process at  www.towerrunning.com/athletes. Selected elite athletes will not enter via the event’s online registration system but by special procedure.



July 23 - Race Report - Carrera Towerrunning Trail Tlaxcala - Escalinata de los Heroes 

Mexico is a country with one of the most active Towerrunning communities worldwide and naturally there are all kinds of stair races. One of the most beautiful is the outdoor race in the historic city of Tlaxcala, where 1400 stairs have to be conquered within a 5k run. The race was held for the 3rd time, like last year it was a member event of the Towerrunning Tour and 400 participants from all ages competed and had fun.

In Tlaxcala we have the rare fact, that the municipality is full behind the event and in cooperation with the team of Towerrunning Mexico led by President Roberto Velazquez makes this a special one with extra divisions and prices for children, master and veteran categories.

In the female race we saw a clear win for Rocio Carrera Clemente, in March also champion at Torre Latino in Mexico City,  with a time of 32:03. About three minutes later Araceli Castillo Lopez crossed the finish line, followed by Masters Division winner Victoria Cocoletzi Cumatzi and the internationally experienced Maria Elisa Lopez, currently on 8th position in the TWA ranking.

Fastest male of the day was Alexis Trujillo (4th last December at the PanAmerican Championships in Bogota) clocking a winning time of 26:24. Runner up less than a minute behind was Gustavo Isaac Mendoza (9th and youngest in the actual TWA Top10) followed by Carlos Alberto Belmont. The winner of the Masters Division Daniel Balmori Gonzalez placed 12th overall and the Veterans Division champion Ignacio Manrique scored points for Mexican and TWA rankings too.

Lots of pictures from the race you can find here:

Next event in the Mexican series will be the Grand Prix Towerrunning Acapulco, a three day race in various venues of this famous resort. This is a member race of the Towerrunning Tour as well as the Mexican season final and first National Championships on December 17th in Mexico City.

 



July 09 - International Towerrunning Grand Prix Of Shen Yang - MOI Center - Shen Yang 

Recent statistics show that all over the world there are about 120 skyscrapers with a height of 300+ meters.More than 50 of these buildings are in China. In the list is the highest of three towers of the MOI center in Shen Yang, which is the capital of Liaoning province and the the economical and cultural center of Northeast China.

On July 9th 480 athletes showed up for the International Towerrunning Grand Prix of Shen Yang to climb the 1895 stairs of Tower 1 of MOI Center up to the observation deck on 72nd floor overcoming a vertical distance of 309 meters. Price money for all divisions was nearly 50 000 RMB. The male race was dominated by the three experienced athletes clocking sub10 times with Jiajing Ou (9:02) winning before Hongpeng Hao (9:09) and Wenbo Zeng (9:11).  Female winner was Mu Hua Jian in a time of 11:03.

The next Tour race in China will be in the South on September 24th up 72 floors and 303 meters altitude at International Fortune Center in Liu Zhou.



July 7 -  Towerrunning Tour Calendar                  

All confirmed races until the end of the year are now listed. Stay tuned, at least two other big ones will follow ...

 60  July 23 -  Carrera Towerrunning Tlaxcala - Tlaxcala - MEX
 160 September 8-10 Towerrunning 160 VBB Vienna/Brno/Bratislava
 60  September 22-24 -  Grand Prix Towerrunning - Acapulco - MEX
 80  September 23 - Run Up Praha - Praha - CZE  -  Czech Towerrunning Championships
 120 October 15 - LVM Skyrun Muenster - GER
 80  October 20 - Beh Do Neba Zilina -  Zilina - SVK - Slovakian Towerrunning Championships
 60  October 23 -  Carrera Towerrunning Pabellon M- Monterrey - MEX
 80 November 5 - SkyRise Chicago - Chicago - WFGT Towerrunning Challenge
 80 November 19 - Eureka Climb - Melbourne - AUS - Australian Championships - WFGT Towerrunning Challenge
 200 December 8 - Ascenso Torre Colpatria - Bogota
 80  December 17 -  WTC CD MX - Mexico City - MEX - Mexican Towerrunning Championships



July 3 -  Announcement Towerrunning 160  Vienna Sep 8     Brno Sep 9   Bratislava Sep 10  

Following the successful staging of the 2016 Towerrunning 200 race , the same race format will again apply for this year’s Towerrunning 160 race.  Unique to the Towerrunning Tour calendar, the event will see athletes compete in three races, across three days, in three different countries, and while the height of the towers favour the shorter distance specialists, backing up to travel and race day after day adds a certain challenge and complexity to the competition. 

The first race on Friday 8th September will see climbers racing up Vienna’s 779 steps and 150m high Danube Tower (Donauturm), Austria’s tallest building.  Saturday’s race will move to the Czech Republic, up the 700 steps of Brno’s AZ Tower, the country’s tallest building; while the final thrilling race on Sunday 10th September will be up the challenging 430 step UFO Tower in Bratislava, Slovakia.  Runners will score points at each event, with the overall highest point scorers vying for a share of the 2 000 Euro prize pool.  Prize money will be distributed to male and female winners as follows:

1st – EUR 500   2nd – EUR 300  3rd – EUR 200

 Race organizers and TWA are pleased to offer 12 travel packages comprising 100 Euro travel reimbursement, 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, transport between races, and free race entry ( not eligible for Austrian, Czech and Slovak athletes ). Travel packages will be awarded to TOP 50 ( July ) ranked TWA registered athletes using the official TWA elite application system. Interested athletes can apply from Monday 3 July until Sunday 6 August, 2017, 10pm Central Europe Time by emailing president@towerrunning.com and sport@towerrunning.com.

Another 25 travel packages for TWA registered athletes are also available to purchase as follows: 150 Euro for 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast or 200 Euro for 3 nights’ accommodation with breakfast.  Both packages also include free race entry and bus transport between races. Interested athletes can apply from Monday 3 July until Sunday 20 August, 2017, 10pm Central Europe Time by emailing president@towerrunning.com or dcecetka@stormpromo.sk. Athletes applying for travel packages do not need to register for individual events. 

Non elite runners can register at http://my3.raceresult.com/76592/registration?lang=en, from 12 June until 3 September, 2017.

Recap 2016 : Video   Galleries:  Vienna     Brno    Bratislava  



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