The Carlton Tower – Flevoland’s tallest building that houses the World Trade Center Almere Area – is the location set for the annual WTC Trappenloop (towerrunning event). Athletes accept the challenge to run up the 600 steps (33 floors) of Almere’s WTC as fast as possible. The competition is divided into several sub competitions: Kids Tower Challenge, WTC Businessrun, Elite Athletes, Individual starters, athletes who participate on behalf of the Fonds Gehandicaptensport, and the firemen series.

In 2015, the fastest man – the Slovene Matjaz Miklosa – reached the top in 3 minutes and 43 seconds. Lenka Svabikova was the fastest woman and won in 4 minutes and 43 seconds.

The WTC Trappenloop starts in the foyer of the Carlton Tower, after which athletes run down to the fourth floor of the underlying parking garage. Subsequently, they climb the stairs to the 28th floor: a total of 33 floors up.

The WTC Trappenloop is part of the Premium Cup from the Grand Prix Towerrunning.


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