Spinnaker Tower-Thon Returns For 2015

Posted: February 6, 2015 in News
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Portsmouth’s distinct Spinnaker Tower will once again play host to a stair race, with this year’s event to be held on Sunday 11th October. The building features 530 stairs, which rise in a unique triangular formation, and lead out to an observation deck that provides wonderful views on a clear day.

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The sail-inspired Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth Harbour features 530 stairs

As host for the British leg of the WFGT Towerrunning Challenge in 2014, the event attracted some media attention, and was featured as part of a segment on BBC’s The One Show. Olympic 400m relay medallist Iwan Thomas took part in the event, finishing fourth. Top UK stair climber Mark Sims won the race in a time of 2:32, and earned himself a place at the Tower Running World Cup final as a result.

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The triangular stair case inside Spinnaker Tower

This year’s race is likely to be a popular event and those wanting to register early can do so here.

Interested in taking part in a tower running event? Check out our partners Total Motion Events or our race calendar to find out what events are happening near you.

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