Manila,  22 August 2019 – Conquer the fourth at the Citi Vertical Run 2019 with Kerry Sports Manila on 22 September 2019, at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila, one of the tallest buildings in the metro faring at 229.3 meters.


“We are proud to be the home of the Manila Vertical Run in Kerry Sports Manila. Every year, runners from all over the world gather to this massive event to test their fitness and finish strong. We’ve had a solid run for four years and every year it keeps getting better and better. We look forward to partnering with Citi to make this event a huge success” said John Rice, General Manager of Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila and Area Vice President for Philippine Properties.


“Citi is delighted to support this year’s Manila Vertical Run which is aligned with our campaign to promote health and wellness with the relaunch of our new Citi Mercury Drug credit card.  This is the first of many events and promotions we will be having for this credit card in partnership with Kerry Sports Manila and we are looking forward to more exciting endeavors in the coming months,” said Citi Philippines Cards and Loans Director Mukul Sukhani.

The Citi Vertical Run 2019 with Kerry Sports Manila is organized by Shangri-La at the Fort and has been given the “Qualified Race (QR)” title by the International Skyrunning Federation, the world governing body for skyscraper racing.

For beginners or non-runners who wish to try the Vertical Run, the Fun Climb is ideal. Only up to 20 floors, this category is great for those with minimal experience or children as young as 10 years old. Rate is at Php 1,200.

 For casual runners, the Horizon Challenge is a fun challenge by running up 37 floors. Minimum age requirement is 12 years old. Rate is at Php 1,200.

Runners will race up to 59 floors, conquering 1,353 steps at 250 meters with the Full Challenge at Php 1,500. The minimum age for this category is 18 years old.

Achieve a new level of #fitnessgoals with friends or officemates with the Team Challenge at Php 6,000 for the entire team. A team of four will run together, the 59 floors at Php 6,000 for the entire team. Their official record will be based on the third runner that crosses the finish line. Registration cost is Php 6,000 for the entire team.

Andrico Mahilum, the current record holder for the male Filipino runner with a clocking of 7:57 minutes last year, shared that in order for first-timers to the conquer the Vertical Run, all it takes is proper preparation, mindset, and focus.


Citi Philippines and Shangri-La at the Fort launch the Citi Vertical Run at Kerry Sports with (from left to right): David Shin, Race Director for Sporting Republic; Russell Dray, Resident Manager for Shangri-La at the Fort; Mukul Sukhani, Cards and Loans Director for Citi; Bobby Ray Parks, Jr., basketball player for the Blackwater Elite and Vertical Run Filipino record holder Andrico Mahilum.

How to Join

There are two ways to register for the Citi Vertical Run 2019 with Kerry Sports Manila: Go to and fill in the online registration form or register over the counter with cash at Kerry Sports Manila in Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila. Deadline of registration is until September 8, 10 p.m.


For updates about the Citi Vertical Run 2019 with Kerry Sports Manila, follow Kerry Sports Manila on Facebook at and Instagram @KerrySportsManila. For inquiries, please call (632) 820 0888 or email You can also visit


Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run 2019 with Citi is in partnership with Life Fitness and De Los Santos Medical Center and media partners CNN Philippines,,, and ABS-CBN Sports+Action.



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