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