The first 2019 Towerrunning 200 race and WFGT Towerrunning Challenge event in Asia will kick off on May 4th with the 15th edition of the Taipei 101 Run Up. The building is a landmark super tall skyscraper in the Xinyi district of Taipei, Taiwan, and until 2010 was the world’s tallest building, reaching 508m to the top of the spire. Construction started in 1999 and the height of 101 floors commemorates the renewal of time: the new century that arrives as the tower was built (100+1) and all the new years that follow (1 Janu-ary = 1-01).
The race is regarded by stair runners as one of the toughest single building climbs in the world, with the height of the stairs, together with the height of the building, resulting in an overall punishing climb. Alt-hough the highest occupied floor is 438m above ground, runners will “only” have to climb the 2,046 steps to the outdoor observation deck on level 91, 391 metres above ground. Course records by two of the all-time great towerrunners, Paul Crake (AUS) and Andrea Mayr (AUT) still stand since 2005 at 10mins29sec and 12min38sec respectively
The race organizer offer a 5 400 Euro in prize money for the four best male and female runners
(1200 – 700 – 500 – 300). And there is a 6000€ bonus price for breaking the course record !
Taipei 101 and the TWA are pleased to announce travel packages for 8 athletes comprising 400 Euro travel reimbursement and 2 nights’ accommodation including breakfast. Travel packages will be awarded to TOP 30 ranked TWA registered athletes in February ranking using the official TWA elite application system. Interested athletes can apply from March 4 until March 11 at 10pm Central European time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. TWA registered athletes not selected will have a free entry spot in the elite category.