Registration is open from 27 August 2018 till 15 November 2018. It will close when all race category slots are completely filled or by the end of registration period whichever earlier.

Category Early Bird
(27 Aug - 08 Oct)
Regular Rate
(09 Oct - 15 Nov)
TripleFit Rise & Run with the Sun $78.00
Swissotel Challenge Individual
  • AccorHotels Men’s/Women’s Open
  • Men/Women Local
  • Men/Women Master
$56.00 $68.00
Buddies and Besties Challenge (Competitive)
Full Vertical Marathon
$108.00 per pair $130.00 per pair
Under Armour® Vertical Challenge $78.00 $88.00
Half Vertical Marathon
$48.00 $58.00
Buddies and Besties Challenge
(Half Vertical Marathon)
$92.00 per pair $110.00 per pair

Singapore OCBC cardmembers can enjoy a 10% discount off all registration fees. This discount is not valid with other promotions or discounts.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more persons. Kindly contact us at

The minimum age for participation is 12 years old.

The Swissôtel Vertical Marathon is a race for individuals with a high level of physical fitness. In consideration for the safety of all participants, expectant mothers are also not advised to participate.

If you are not sure of your physical condition, please consult your doctor before submitting your registration form. Swissôtel The Stamford and its appointed organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to participants deemed unwell or unfit.

No. Only online registrations will be accepted.

A confirmation slip will be sent to the email address provided at time of registration.

You should receive the confirmation email within three working days upon successful registration. Alternatively, you may contact us at for assistance.

Participants will have to contact us at to amend the above changes. However, please note that an administrative fee of S$25 will be incurred to make any changes required.

*Any changes must be made before 15 November 2018

Changing of race category is subject to availability; an administrative fee of S$25 will be incurred for any changes made. All requests for change must be made in writing to Telephone and verbal notifications will not be accepted. Kindly note that all changes to race categories will not be accepted after 15 November 2018.

Registration on race day is subject to availability for each category. Kindly contact us at to check on availability if you would like to do so. Participants who wish to register for the event on Race Day must do so at least 30minutes before their choice category.

A S$30 administrative fee will be applicable for the replacement of the race bib or timing chip. The replacement bib and timing chip can be collected at the information booth on race day. You may contact us at Kindly note that both race bib and timing chip need to be replaced even if only one of the two items are missing. The race bib and timing chip need not be returned to the Organiser.

Kindly note that customisation of race bibs (i.e name on race bib etc) will not be available for replacement race bibs and timing chips.

Race Details

The Swissôtel Vertical Marathon will be held at Swissôtel The Stamford on Sunday, 25 November 2018.

Participants will have to scale 1,336 steps, up 73 storeys
The Half Vertical Marathon only consists of 31 storeys

The race is open to the public and the categories comprise of:

  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (AccorHotels Men’s Open)
  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (AccorHotels Women’s Open)
  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (Men’s Local)
  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (Women’s Local)
  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (Men’s Master – over 40 years)
  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (Women’s Master – over 40 years)
  • Buddies and Besties Challenge (Full Vertical Marathon)
  • TripleFit Rise & Run with the Sun
  • Swissôtel Challenge Individual (Under Armour® Vertical Challenge – over 18 years)
  • Swissôtel Half Vertical Marathon Individual
  • Buddies and Besties Challenge (Half Vertical Marathon)

The minimum age for participation is 12 years old.

All participants are encouraged to complete the race at the top of the helipad, where they will receive a finisher medal. However a cut off time of 45 minutes will be imposed for all participants.

Participants will be flagged off in batches of not more than 6 participants each, at 20-second intervals.

Yes, you may hold onto the railings or take breaks during the race. However, please be mindful of other participants ascending the stairwell.

Latecomers are allowed to participate but they will however not be entitled to the prizes.

Team timings will be an average of the combined timings of two participants of the same team.

You will still be allowed to compete, however you will not receive any timing results or be entitled to any prizes.

Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC)

Race Kit Collection
Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Venue: TripleFit
9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-63, Millenia Walk, 039596

Please present your NRIC/passport for identification and an e-copy of your confirmation slip.

You will receive a race pack containing a Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2018 participant t-shirt, race bib, timing chip and an assortment of premium products from the sponsors.

Yes, you can authorise someone to collect your race pack if you are unable to do so on 17 November 2018. The authorised person must bring along the following documents:

  1. The completed authorisation letter,
  2. His/her identification card,
  3. A print-out of participant’s confirmation email and,
  4. A photocopy of the participant’s identification card.

About The Race

All participants are allowed to remain on the Helipad for 5 minutes. Participants may take a breather whilst taking in the captivating panoramic views of Singapore. Bottled water will be provided.

The hydration points are located at the start and finish points.

No, we do not provide lunch for participants.

Please ensure that you have your race bib and timing chip. Participants will not be allowed to race if either one of these items are missing.

Participants who cross the finish line will each receive the following items.

  • Finisher Medal
  • Personalised e-certificate to be available for download 2 weeks after the race

Participants can lodge an appeal by filling up the appeal form at the Information Counter within 15 minutes after the release of the results. A fee of S$50 will have to be paid upfront before the appeal can be processed.

The appeal will be handled by the Appeal Committee consisting of the Event Operations Director, the Race Director, Timing coordinator and the manual timer.
The appeal will be addressed within half an hour after the appeal has been lodged. In the event that the appeal is successful, the S$50 will be refunded to the appellant.

Under Armour® Vertical Challenge

Under Armour® Vertical Challenge is a new non-competitive category for Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2018. Test your limits by completing various exercises before and during your climb.

S/N Exercise Repetitions Location
1 Mountain Climbers 15 Level 1
2 Commando Planks 15 Level 1
3 Slam Ball 15 Level 1
4 Agility Ladder 1 round Bar Rouge
5 Slalom Drill 1 round Bar Rouge
You can refer to this video for a reference on the proper technique of performing the exercises.

There is no difference in the number of reps for male and females. You can refer to this video for a reference on the proper technique of performing the exercises. Do note that reps which are performed incorrectly will not be counted and participant may be required to perform the exercise again.

For participants who are unable to complete the required number of repetitions, a time penalty of 90 seconds will be incurred for each exercise not successfully completed. Station marshals will be on site to facilitate the counting of repetitions and penalty time, if any.

Your final result will include the duration taken to complete all the exercises and any penalty time incurred. Participants will have to complete the required number of repetitions for each exercise, or fulfil the penalty time incurred, before they are allowed to proceed on.

Athlete Support During the Race

The medical station is located on every 7th floor, start, finish and exit points.


Yes, you will be allowed 5 minutes for photo-taking at the Helipad. Kindly note that the Organisers shall not be liable for any loss or damage of personal property.

Stop for assistance at one of the medical stations along the course if you feel like you cannot carry on with the race, you can leave the stairway via the exit at each level.

The participant t-shirt, shorts and running shoes.

Yes. You can deposit your baggage at Butterworth Room (Level 4, Raffles City Convention Centre) when you choose to pre-purchase baggage deposit at the time of your registration for S$2 per person. Otherwise, on day purchase of baggage deposit is available at S$5 per person. Please note that the purchase of baggage deposit is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Yes. Each participant is only allowed to deposit one bag no larger than 47.0 x 27.0 x 18.0 cm for the purchased baggage deposit.

If the event has not started, the race will be delayed. However, if it rains during the race, participants who are enroute will be able to continue the race and complete at an alternative finishing point. For participants who have not started, the race will be delayed until further notice. Should inclement weather persist, the event will unfortunately be cancelled with consideration to the safety of participants.

Should the race be cancelled, please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.

Yes, results will be updated on the website at within the week after the race.

As the safety of all participants is of utmost importance to us, the race will be cancelled in the event of persistent inclement weather, a PSI level above 200 and/or any other acts of God that could affect the well-being of participants.

Should the race be cancelled, please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.