Blue Light Stair Run

Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Blue Light Stair Run

Next Event: Saturday 9th May 2020

The Blue Light Stair Run is a new stair climb event at Broadgate Tower, the first in the UK to be exclusively for emergency services personnel to compete in teams and in full personal protection equipment and then individually in regular running kit.

This unique stair run will push police, firefighters and paramedics to their limits whilst raising funds for charities that support emergency services. The event is organised by the British Firefighter Challenge and Total Motion Events.


At The Blue Light Stair Run participants may raise money for an emergency services charity of their choosing, so if you are a charity we'd love to hear from you and discuss the best way to become an event partner.  Please contact us for further information.


Event Partnerships

There are numerous opportunities for corporate and brand sponsorships at The Blue Light Stair Run, if you wish to find out more about how we can work together at this event, then please contact us.

Total Motion Towerrunners

If you want to find out more about towerrunning join our social communities:

See you at Broadgate Tower soon!

Essential information

The Blue Light Stair Run
The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London. EC2A 2EW
Saturday 9th May 2020
Members of the Emergency Services competing in Full Personal Protection Equipment.
Teams of 2 competing first in PPE
Everybody competing as individuals in running kit

£80 per team - includes team entry and individuals entries.

What’s great about this event

  • First UK stair climb exclusively for emergency services.
  • Climb 35 floors in your full service PPE
  • Category prizes
  • Chance to support a blue light service charity of your choosing
  • Iconic Stair Climbing Venue in The City of London
  • Compete in teams of 2 and then as individuals
  • medals and t-shirts.

Event Q&A

How much does it cost to enter?
£80 per team of 2, includes team event and individual entries

When is the closing date for entries?
Saturday 2nd May 2020

What is the minimum sponsorship requirement?
It is not compulsory to raise money, but we would love you to raise as much as you can for an emergency service charity of your choice.

What charities can I raise money for?
You can raise money for an emergency service 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.

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 receive results by text or to view the results online. 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.

What are the current course records for The Broadgate Tower?

Single Climb:
Male     - Ryoji Watanabe (JPN) 3:41 (2019)
Female - Sarah Frost (GBR) 4:40 (2019)

When does registration open on the day?
Registration generally opens from 08:00, 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.

Is the Stair Climb open to everyone?
The stair climb is only open to serving members of our emergency services competing in full PPE.

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?
Your full service PPE for the team race (breathing apparatus will be provided for firefighters), and running kit for the individual race.

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.