Feel the top of the highest hotel in Europe
One of the great running meetings comes to the agenda in Alicante. On May 26th, the legendary Vertical Ascent is back at the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm. Write this date down because you will not want to miss one of the most exciting and original competitions of the Mediterranean Live. Take breath! You will need it.
The XV Vertical Ascent to the Gran Hotel Bali is a meeting for the best-trained athletes in vertical kilometre climb.Do you feel ready to climb the 924 steps of the 52 floors of the highest hotel in Europe?If so, you are lucky because you will also be part of the oldest competition in our continent.A classic meeting for runners!
It is a competition framed for thefourth consecutive yearin theTowerrunning World Association World Tour; in which several of the most important buildings on the planet are climbed, such as the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the World Trade Centre in Hong Kong or the spectacular Tower Taipei 101 with 508 meters height; as well as some others located in Canada, Austria, Germany, Poland, Australia, England, Switzerland, Mexico or Brazil.
What is vertical running?It is a Chrono-scale type competition with individual start every 15 seconds.When the starting shot sounds, you only have one opponent: your own strength and the speed of your legs.In addition, the staircase is wide enough to overtake.And if your energy weakens, you are also allowed to lean or hold to the railing as many times as you need.
Benidorm is an essential destination for your unforgettable holidays on the Costa Blanca.Its long kilometres of fine golden sand, its unique Mediterranean microclimate and the quality of the services you will find; all these will surely provide you with an extraordinary stay.Whether you are looking for nightlife, rest or leisure, Benidorm is your city.