Fully Vertical KM

Fully, Valais Alps, Switzerland

The fastest vertical kilometer in the world

Length: 1.92 km; height difference: 1000 mt elevation gain

October 20th, 2018

600 racers max


The “Vertical Kilometer” race has been growing in popularity in recent years. A sanctioned trail race that’s part of the International Skyrunning Federation’s series, the “VK” as it’s sometimes known, is measure by its vertical distance rather than the length of the course. These runs are short, and very steep – and nowhere is that more true than at Fully, Switzerland, where the course reaches grades of up to 60%. Fully is internationally-known as the fastest VK course in the world, and racers come from many countries each year to test their steep-trail running mettle. The Fully VK course passes through vineyards, then gets down to business, climbing directly up an old funicular route. Someday soon, someone in the world is likely to break 30 minutes in the VK – and when it happens, it’s quite possible it’ll be at Fully.

The Vertical KM race in Fully, Switzerland is considered to be the fastest vertical kilometer course in the world. The race, held on a former funicular route, is home to both the men’s and women’s world records.

Winners of the 2018 edition

DEWALLE Christel ASJ74 FRA Elites Dames 00:35:38
PARDIN Jessica Team Hoka FRA Elites Dames 00:37:35
Kreuzer Victoria Salomon SUI Elites Dames 00:37:54
Bonin Charlotte Mezza Slimba Team ITA Elites Dames 00:38:11
DEWALLE Christel, PARDIN Jessica, Kreuzer Victoria vertical Bonin Charlotte MAGLIANO CAMILLA fully 2018

DEWALLE Christel, PARDIN Jessica, Kreuzer Victoria, Bonin Charlotte, MAGLIANO CAMILLA

AYMONOD Henri SCI CLUB CORRADO GEX ITA Elites Hommes 00:30:48
Da Col Manuel N/A ITA Elites Hommes 00:31:39
Caparros Camille Search a team FRA Elites Hommes 00:32:01
MAGUET Nadir Team La Sportiva ITA Elites Hommes 00:32:15
GAY Aurelien Swiss team SUI Juniors Hommes 00:32:37
AYMONOD Henri,  Da Col Manuel, Caparros Camille vertical MAGUET Nadir GAY Aurelien fully 2018

AYMONOD Henri, Da Col Manuel, Caparros Camille, MAGUET Nadir, GAY Aurelien