VertiGO race 2019 at Tour First: the French vertical race

Published by Julien P. · Published on 5 October 2018 at 17h18
The VertiGO race, listed in the “Vertical World Circuit”, is back in France on Thursday May 16, 2019 at La Défense Tour First. 48 floors, 954 steps to climb up solo or with a team and for charity. Are you ready for the challenge?

The charity PL4Y International organizes the event VertiGO, the first vertical race in France. This innovative project invites sport enthusiasts to climb the 48 floors of the highest tower in France, Tour First, as fast as possible to reach the top, 755 feet high.

A few figures about the VertiGO race:

  • 755 feet high
  • 48 floors
  • 954 steps
  • 1,500 runners

In 2011, the “Vertical World Circuit”, an international challenger gathering the highest towers worldwide is created. Today, there are numerous similar races united by the International Skyrunning Federation and organizing races regularly on the 5 continents. Among them, 8 have been selected to create the Vertical World Circuit.

This coming Thursday May 16, Tour FIRST will host the 7th edition of this race expecting to collect as much as possible for the PLAY International NGO that’s entrusted with developing teaching programs thanks to sport in France (including Mayotte), Burundi, Kosovo, United Kingdom and India. PLAY International uses sport to face varied issues such as the equality between girls and boys, handicap, interethnic dialog, sexually transmitted diseases awareness and conservation of the environment.

Climbing Tour FIRST is obviously an unparalleled sporting challenge in France, but it’s also the opportunity to take part in a wonderful show of solidarity.

Please note that the race is free of charge for individuals since their only capacity to collect money for the PL4Y International charity, thanks to their entourages, allows them to take the start of the race.

Practical information

Opening Time
On 16 May 2019



    1 Place des Saisons
    92400 Courbevoie

    Official website


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