Fully Vertical KM

Date 10/19/2019

Country Switzerland

Distance 1.92 km

Elevation 1000 m  


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. Interested in trying a VK? Fully is a great place to do it! Run the Alps Fully Vertical KM blog post.