“My first ever stair climbing race was the Empire State Building Run-Up in 2013, as a result of a bet with friends! That was life changing for me, which I was not expecting at all. I found this sport as a chance to meet great people and to conquer some of the world greatest icons. I entered the TWA in 2013 with a goal to make Towerrunning a global sport, based on a healthy lifestyle.Stairs up!”
“My love for Towerrunning started with participation at the Donauturm Treppenlauf in my hometown Vienna back in 1997. In the following years I collected information about stair races in the web, which at this time became known to a greater audience. Next step in 2001 was the founding of the website towerrunning.com, which has developed into the center of competence for the sport and is the backbone of the Towerrunning World Association.”
Marketing & Media Director
“Since 2005 I’m active in the towerrunning scene and competed in more than 100 races worldwide. I’m often impressed about the mental and physical effort the athletes can endure during those tough competitions.
The feeling you get after a stairrun is similar to that after you have successfully climbed a mountain. Sometimes it comes along with the feeling of living “more intensive”. This sport certainly can bring oneself to one’s limit – and beyond.”
NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTATIVES
“I am actively racing in Towerrunning since 2007. I’m Founder and president of Slovakian Towerrunning Association since 2014. I also organize the Slovakian Championship since 2009. That means I’m really enthusiastic in the towerrunning movement and idea. Always pushing more up and up in all my activities, that means towerrunning is the best way for me!”
“I started with towerrunning six years ago and now I am ranked 4th in the Towerrunning World Cup Ranking. I love to climb some of the highest buildings all over the world, to go to my limits and to compete against the best towerrunners worldwide. Since 2014 I am president of Towerrunning Germany, the German stair running association. We have established a series of about 20 towerrunning events.”
“In March 2015 Mexico had the first race of Towerrunning Challenge of World of Federation of Great Towers and guaranteed 120 points value for first time in Mexico, great expectation around Mexico, 500 runners enjoyed it and I was the first to enjoy it, not like runner, like organizer. After this we continued looking for new buildings and built the first Mexican circuit of Towerrunning. In my case I cannot run the Mexican races because I m the organizer, but everyday I´m training to be prepared and compete anywhere and anytime around the world to enjoy this sport that if you do once never leave and love it.”
“At first it was only an idea to run the stairs when I was already running in the mountains. Very soon I found the towerrunning homepage and saw that this sport discipline really exists. So I started competing in spring 2013, but my first race was already one year earlier. I like this sport because of traveling, seeing the world and meeting new people. The best thing is to meet friends from all over the world. After all it is so interesting to walk on the stairs which are usually closed for public. My other main sport disciplines are Red Bull 400 and obstacle run.”
“I did my first stair race in Nov 2016 when my wife signed me up for the Eureka Race in Melbourne. It was easy to get hooked on the short intensity of the race, the mental strength to fight your body, the varied training, and the fact that I got a good result. After doing a number of local and international races I was one of the founding members of Stair Climbing Australia where we aim to help promote the sport, build our community, and hopefully see more races on the Australian calendar. The stair climbing community is relaxed but serious – the perfect sport to be a part of.”
“I have been running up stairs for as long as I can remember. In 2017, I was honored to become President of Towerrunning USA. My objectives are to give the US stair racers the best possible opportunities to race and be competitive at home and abroad. I am also working to raise the profile of our sport in the US and the world, as well as to raise the profile of US stair races to attract the best competitors from around the world.”
Mongolian Towerrunning Association
“I have founded and established the Mongolian Towerrunning Association in 2017. The Association has started conducting its main activities of promoting and increasing awareness of the origin and development of towerrunning sport to Mongolian children, youth and related athletes, closely cooperating and exchanging experiences with similar sport associations. We spread the awareness of the positive results yielded from towerrunning such as having good health, becoming patient as well as showing all kinds of supports to our athletes in order to allow them to participate in competitions held by international associations.”
“I started working in a static office in 2009 and the first question was whether I would run in a relay marathon. For a year I was just running around for myself a bit. Then I looked for a club, tried different types of running and finally got stuck in the stair running.
When I run stairs, it’s all about mental strength.
You have to be so strong that you can still tickle out the last percent performance. “
Czech Towerrunning Association
Run Up Chile
Wai Ching Soh
Malaysia Towerrunning Association
Stowarzyszenie Biegow Po Schodach "PTA"
Božidar Deodat Krešić
My first stair running race was in 2019 at 512 in Zagreb. This was after a successful veteran athletic career (14 state records, 30 Top-10 lists, state record of 6 gold medals at one Croatian championship, a series of medals at the Balkan Championships and semifinals at the Championships Europe). The year 2020. was successful for me: I am the founder and president of TOWERRUNNIG CROATIA ASSOCIATTION, became a member of TIMA TWA, 10.06.2020. ran 240 floors and 3600 steps in Osijek in 1 hour and 27 minutes at the age of 71, and reported on 19.12.2020. FIRST BALKAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN RUN UP.
As the founder and president, I submitted the documents for registration of the TOWERRUNNING BALKAN ASSOCIATION.
Towerrunning Association of Singapore
Having lived in high rise public housing for years, using the stairway was already part of my routine. My first stair race was in 2007 when I signed up for the National Vertical Marathon (NVM) and Swissotel Vertical Marathon. I got hooked onto regular race participation in this sport for its short but high intensity, the mental resilience to overcome the gravity challenge.
Towerrunning Association of Singapore was founded by a group of stair runners and sports enthusiasts in August 2020. Our mission is to promote this sport at all levels throughout Singapore and increase participation in line with our core values (Integrity, Excellence and Community).
Making stair climbing a way of life !