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Vancouver Vertical KM Series - Beginning June 1st 2021


Couch to the Summit and Title Sponsor Bremner Foods are excited to launch the 2021 Vancouver Vertical KM Series beginning June 1st.  Are you looking for the ultimate fitness test in 2021!? Experience the North Vancouver mountains like never before with this new and unique race series concept.

We are now open for registrations!  Earlybird registration is $49 until June 1st. Learn more at 

A VK race is an up-hill mountain running race that ascends 1000 vertical meters in the shortest distance possible. VK races are enormously popular in Europe. Vancouver has high potential as a world-class center for potential VK racing and we are pleased to help further showcase this race concept with North American audiences.

The series features 20 (yes 20!) VK courses in the Vancouver North Shore region for you to run with multiple leaderboard categories and prizes on offer. All of our courses are 5km or shorter in distance, including one course on par with the steepest VK courses in the world.

The series will operate through an online dashboard, and participants will race the courses on their own time. Detailed course instructions will be provided and some courses will have flagging in place in tricky sections. There are no in-person race gatherings.