The First UK Tower Running Championships Announced

Posted: July 24, 2015 in News
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The inaugural UK Tower Running Championship series will begin on the 6th September 2015 with a race up the 1,037 steps of 30 St Mary Axe aka The Gherkin.

The Gherkin

The iconic Gherkin building is home to the NSPCC’s Gherkin Challenge event

The race, which is organised by the children’s charity NSPCC, will be the first of four races in a series that will culminate in a final on 13 December 2015.

The other races in the series will be at Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on 11 October, Bridgewater Place in Leeds in November (date TBC), with the final on 13 December during the charity Action on Hearing Loss‘ ‘Operation: SKYRACE‘ at The Heron Tower in London.

Heron Tower will play host to the final of the UK Tower Running Championship Series

Heron Tower will play host to the final of the UK Tower Running Championship Series

The series is expected to attract some of the strongest tower runners in the UK, including Mark “The Marauder” Sims and Rich “Beyond Human” Sirrs, who will battle it out for the title of UK Tower Running Champion 2015.

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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Comments
  1. doc_cott@hotmail.com says:

    Do I have to raise the £200 in order to compete?

    • Hi, yes all competitors will have to follow whatever fundraising requirements are in place from the charity organisers. Hopefully in the future buildings will let us host our own races, which will only have a race fee to cover costs, but until then we’ll have to fundraise. Sorry.

  2. doc_cott@hotmail.com says:

    Those wishing to ‘compete’, have we been granted an early timeslot? its going to be busy

  3. Starts at the front will be available in Portsmouth and at the final in The Heron Tower. The organisers of the Gherkin race have not come on board so we have been unable to guarantee front of wave starts there. If you contact them directly (gherkinchallenge@nspcc.org.uk) explaining that you are aiming for a quick time then i’m sure you can arrange to be led from the holding area to the stairwell at the front of the group.

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