In 2013, the circuit began at our very own Empire State Building, moving on to Basel, Switzerland's, Messeturm, Taipei's Taipei 101, Beijing's China World Trade Center, Hanoi's Landmark 72, Singapore's Swissôtel, and finishing at Hong Kong's International Commerce Center.
In total, runners will climb 517 floors and a whopping 2,081 meters or 6,827 feet. If you're quick with math, you might know that's over a mile. While we're sensing some sore quads and calves, it's nothing a deep tissue massage won't help. Along with some sore muscles and increased fitness levels, racers will rack up some heaps of frequent flyer miles on the journey.
For more info on races for 2014, sprint over to Vertical Running's website and keep an eye on those dates.
[Photo: Vertical World Circuit]