Tower Running, also known as Stair Climbing, involves a grueling race up tall man made structures. Events are held around the world, particularly on significant landmarks. Races are held as either a time trial or mass-start format.
The Empire State Building Run-Up is held in New York every year. The runners can run up the 1,430 steps in about 10 minutes, only a little slower than the elevator!
In Australian the equivalent race is the Rialto Run-Up, which the winner is awarded with a trip to New York to compete in the Empire State Building race.
- Fell Running - running and racing done off road or on any over upland country, with a significant hill component.
- Steeplechase - an athletics distance track running event with barriers and water jumps.
- Skyrunning — a running sport in which athletes compete on a course that leads through mountains.