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The Broadgate Tower Run Up

The Broadgate Tower, London

Organiser's Description

--- This event has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus. The race organiser will be in touch with you in due course if you have made a booking for this event. ---

Established in 2015, The Broadgate Tower Run Up is Total Motion's flagship stair climb event, now in it's new summer slot where participants climb the Tower's 877 steps over 35 floors to be rewarded with spectacular views across London.

As well as being open to competitors raising money for charity we also offer the opportunity to those who simply want to challenge themselves on the stairs with climb options starting with a single ascent, but also including a 3 ascent 1/4 Vertical Mile, a 6 ascent 1/2 Vertical Mile and a 12 ascent Full Vertical Mile. Some participants even choose to take on all categories in a bid to receive a medal for each challenge!


  • Single from:
    £32 CLOSED
  • 1/2 vertical mile - 6 x 35 floors. from:
    £36 CLOSED
  • Full Vertical Mile - 12 x 35 Floors from:
    £72 CLOSED
  • Team Challenge from:
    £90 CLOSED
  • The Ultimate 22 x 35 Floors - from
    £166.40 CLOSED

Chance to support a charity of your choosing

Iconic Stair Climbing Venue in The City of London

International Elite Stair Climbers

Different medals for different climb categories

Option to climb 1/4 and Full Vertical Mile (3 or 12 climbs) in addition to single climb

Ultimate Category - All 3 Categories - 16 Climbs (receive all goodies from all categories, plus special ultimate momento)

Chip timing with immediate online results

Prizes in the Elite/Non-Elite Categories

The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London. EC2A 2EW

Providing the fun and laughter will be our family waves were kids get the opportunity to climb the 35 floors of Broadgate Tower with their parents (or guardians). A perfect opportunity to do something active and fulfilling together, perhaps raising money for your school's charity or a cause close to your family.

The fire fighters were a real focal point of The Broadgate Tower Run Up in 2018, and will be again this time round as we see close up how fit and determined they are. Amazingly they were climbing in their kit, weighing up to 30kgs, and often climbing multiple times. Just wow!

What charities can I raise money for?

You can raise money for a charity of your choosing, or you may participate without fundraising.

How high is The Broadgate Tower?

The Broadgate Tower is 541ft tall, 35 floors, 877 steps.

What is the format of the elite race?

The elite race will consist of one single climb with separate male and female waves.

How do I enter the elite race?

Please contact us to discuss eligibility for the elite race.

Where can I find out more about tower running?

Read our blog explaining what this sport is all about and join our social communities:

Is the Stair Climb Chip Timed?

Yes, the event will be professionally chip timed allowing you to view the results online post event. You will receive your chip on a neoprene band to attach to your ankle at registration.

How long will the climb take me?

The average time is around 9-10 minutes, however there is no time limit for the single climb options or 1/4 Vertical Mile options. Those participating in the Full Vertical Mile will have 3 hours to complete their 12 climbs.

When does registration open on the day?

Registration will be open from 07:00, where you will be given race numbers, timing chips and final instructions for the event. Please arrive in plenty of time prior to your selected wave start.

What are the health benefits of Stair Climbing?

Stair Climbing is classed as a vigorous physical activity and burns more calories per minute than jogging and can lead to improved CV fitness, a stronger musculoskeletal system, reduced risk of heart disease and promotion of weight loss and muscle tone. More information can be found on our blog.

Is my registration fee refundable?

Your registration fee is only refundable if we cancel the event, but you can transfer your place.

Is the Stair Climb open to everyone?

The child climb options are available for children from the age of 8, elite and multiple climb options are for adults over the age of 18.

Will there be medical supervision?

First aiders will be present at the event as well as marshals at regular intervals on the stairs for your safety.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your printed race confirmation.

What do I need to wear?

Running kit will be perfect.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, refreshments will be available on the day.

Are there changing facilities & showers?

There are toilets and facilities to get changed, but no showers.

Can spectators come along?

Spectators are more than welcome, but sadly cannot wait at the top of the tower.

Can I volunteer?

Events such as these cannot take place without the very kind help of volunteers. If you are coming along to spectate, why not get involved too? We will be offering a free single climb race entry to anyone willing to volunteer. Please contact us if you would like to help.

Is there parking?

There is no parking at the building, public transport is advised, with Liverpool Street being the closest tube.


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