On April 23, Lotte World Tower will hold an international vertical running competition “Sky Run.” The participants will have to climb up 2,917 stairs from the Arene Square on the first floor to the 123rd where an observation deck is located at 500 meters above ground.
The Sky Run is a global sporting event that takes place in 10 cities, such as Dubai, London, New York, Sydney and Hong Kong, every year, organized by the Vertical World Circuit under the International Skyrunning Federation. The 2017 Lotte World Tower International Sky Run will be recorded as the highest vertical running competition, which far exceeds 1 World Trade Center in New York with 2,226 stairs at 382 meters above ground and Sydney Tower in Sydney with 1,504 stairs at 260 meters as well as the International Commerce Center in Hong Kong with 2,120 stairs at 364 meters.
Lotte World Tower was planning to receive the first 1,000 applications for participation on a first-come first-served basis through its official website for three weeks from March 6 to 24. However, the registration ended at 7pm on the first day with keen attention from professional and amateur runners.
Among professional athletes, the top three male and female runners will receive a total of 12 million won (US$10,000) in prize money and trophies. Amateur runners will also be given Lotte gift certificates.