The Vertical Kilometer® doubles up in a brand new circuit of five events “made in Italy”. The VK2 circuit was designed for those that love both vertical running and high altitude – two elements guaranteed to take your breath away – even for the strongest athletes.
This new VK2 challenge unites the most iconic races of this unique discipline, three of which climb above 3,000m altitude.
The circuit counts no less than 10,333m of vertical climb, a marathon totalling 51 km distance with an average incline of 30% and stretches over 50%.
In races over 3,000m altitude, such as Monte Rosa, Mont Blanc and Chaberton, athletes can race uphill with poles, across snow fields with micro crampons and, on the climbing sections, with a helmet and harness.
The VK2 kicks off on June 20 in Alagna Valsesia on Monte Rosa, reaching 3,260m altitude across pastures, scree and snow fields.
AMA VK2 – Punta Indren (3,260m) Alagna (VC) – June 20
DOPPIO VERTICAL K2 – Monte Chaberton (3,130m) Cesana (TO) – June 28
K2 VALTELLINA EXTREME VERTICAL RACE – Cima Pisello (2,272m) Talamona (SO) – July 5
UYN K2000 – Punta Helbronner (3.560m) Courmayeur (AO) – August 1
LA DIRETTISSIMA K2000* – Monte Bondone (2.098m) Trento (TN) – September 20
Ranking points: 100/90/80/70/65/60/55/45/40/35/30/25/20/10
Ranking: the best three results overall. (*) bonus +25% in the Grand Finale
Prizes/benefits: entries and accommodation to the m/f winners of each race
The VK2 Trophy and cash prizes will be awarded to the circuit winners
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VK2 Race Rules