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The Broadgate Tower Run Up

The Broadgate Tower, London

The Broadgate Tower, Primrose Street, London, UK

Sat 20th July 2019

4 races

£32.00 - £150.00

Organiser's Description

The Broadgate Tower Run Up returns for its 4th edition, welcoming competitors to the home of UK Tower Running to once again tackle the 877 steps over 35 floors of Broadgate Tower, in the heart of the City of London.

In addition to the single climb options we will be back with the 1/4 Vertical Mile and Full Vertical Mile categories, hugely popular for those looking to super size their challenge. In addition there will be a very special category for those real endurance junkies - take on a single climb, 1/4 vertical mile and full vertical mile for the ultimate climb - 16 ascents! There are only 10 places available for this challenge, but those lucky 10 will receive all 3 medals, and a special bonus gift too! Are you bold enough for this one?

Races

  • Single Climb - 1 X 35 Floors

    Choose Your Wave on the Next Page. Age 18yrs and Over

    £32.00 CLOSED
  • 1/4 Vertical Mile - 3 X 35 Floors

    Choose Your Wave on the Next Page. Age 18 Yrs and Over

    £48.00 CLOSED
  • Full Vertical Mile - 12 X 35 Floors

    Choose Your Wave on the Next Page. Age 18 Yrs and Over

    £64.00 CLOSED
  • Ultimate Challenge - 16 X 35 Floors

    All 3 Categories Combined. 9am Start, 18yrs and Over.

    £150.00 CLOSED

Book

  • Single Climb - 1 X 35 Floors

    Choose Your Wave on the Next Page. Age 18yrs and Over

    £32.00 CLOSED
  • 1/4 Vertical Mile - 3 X 35 Floors

    Choose Your Wave on the Next Page. Age 18 Yrs and Over

    £48.00 CLOSED
  • Full Vertical Mile - 12 X 35 Floors

    Choose Your Wave on the Next Page. Age 18 Yrs and Over

    £64.00 CLOSED
  • Ultimate Challenge - 16 X 35 Floors

    All 3 Categories Combined. 9am Start, 18yrs and Over.

    £150.00 CLOSED
What's Included

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

New 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

Location

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

Kids Wave

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.

Fire Fighters

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!

Faqs

When is the closing date for entries?

Entries will close on Tuesday 16th July at midnight, or when categories sell out, whichever is soonest.


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.


What are the current course records for The Broadgate Tower?

Single Climb:
Male - David Robles (ESP) 3:58:03 (2016)
Female - Sarah Frost (GBR) 5:04:19 (2018)

1/4 Vertical Mile (3 Climbs):
Male - Mikael Pourcelot (FRA) 00:13:55 (2018)
Female - Ilona Gradus (POL) 00:17:29 (2018)

Full Vertical Mile (12 Climbs)
Male - Mark Howard (GBR) 1:02:56.9 (2018)
Female - Sarah Frost (GBR) 1:13:50.0 (2018)


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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