Provisional race calendar for 2015 UK season

Posted: February 6, 2015 in Race Diary
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The number of stair races in the UK is a bit on the lean side, and unfortunately a number of the limited races we do get are not publicised well enough. Vertical Rush and The Gherkin Challenge are obviously the most popular races, and get full media coverage, but there are often races organised by smaller charities which don’t get the attention they deserve. For example Barclay’s Tower in the Docklands held a race in December last year, which gathered no attention and was largely participated in by only Barclay’s staff. These smaller races often bypass the race diary too.

Today we found out that in September last year there was a race at Heron Tower. This is the third tallest building in the country and the race barely got a mention and had only 70 participants!! It is also on our dream list of buildings to run, so to say we are disappointed here this morning is a slight understatement.

As a result, Tower Running UK will be constantly scouring the internet to see what UK stair races are happening in 2015 This is the provisional list so far, and we will be updating regularly.


January – no races

February – Saturday 28th – Broadgate Tower, City of London (877 steps) – Register

March – Tuesday 3rd – Vertical Rush@Tower 42, (932 steps) – Register

April – No races announced

May – No races announced

June – Friday 5th, Mayfair Power & Tower Race, Hyde Park/Park Lane Hilton (4.5km run plus 475 stairs) – Register

July – No races announced

August – No races announced

September – SUSHISAMBA Skyline Challenge, Heron Tower, London, 888 steps (likely to be September, TBC)

– NSPCC Gherkin Challenge, 1037 steps (likely to be September, TBC) – Information

October – Sunday 11th, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth (530 steps) – Register

– London Three Peaks Challenge, Three stair runs in one race (likely to be October, TBC) – Information

November – Great Yorkshire Stair Climb, Bridgewater Place, Leeds, 522 steps (likely to be Nov, TBC) – Information

December – Barclay’s Tower, Docklands, 900 steps (likely to be Dec, TBC)

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