20th edition of the Kilomètre Vertical of Fully

The definition of the Vertical Kilometer is simple: one thousand meters of vertical drop over the shortest possible distance against the clock.

Between the traditional mountain race and ski-mountaineering, the Kilometre Vertical is a race apart in the calendar of runners. There are about ten events of this type in Italy, France and two in Switzerland, including Fully.

The start for the thousand meters of difference in altitude is given in the form of a time trial. With a distance of 1920 meters, the Kilometre Vertical of Fully is the shortest but also the fastest in the world. Its average slope exceeds 50%, so the use of poles is essential.

Starting at the Belle-Usine of Fully (500m.) and following an old railroad track until the arrival at the Garettes (1500m.), the course crosses the vineyards that cover the hillsides of Fully. After a short passage in the meadows at the height of the mayens of Euloz, it goes into the forest to follow the interminable straight line which will lead to the arrival.

In order to inform the runner at all times about the path taken and to be taken, a signpost indicating every 100 meters has been put in place.

The atmosphere is assured throughout the course and continues after the race with the traditional brisolée.

Registration will open on June 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm on the MSO Chrono website at the following link: https://www.mso.swiss/events/1730-kilometre-vertical-de-fully