The Broadgate Tower Run Up 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Enter Event


The Broadgate Tower Run Up returns for its 3rd edition on Saturday 24th November 2018 and we are excited to announce that this event will also play host to the London leg of the prestigious Vertical World Circuit (VWC) welcoming the best stair climbers in the World to tackle the 877 steps over 35 floors of Broadgate Tower in the heart of The City of London. 

Main Event

This is the UK's only stair climbing event in which competitors can compete for a charity of their choice or opt to enter directly through Total Motion.

In 2018 we are coming back bigger and better and we are pleased to announce the addition of our new family categories, with options for 1 adult + 1 child, as well as 2 + 2. This is in addition to the Individual, ¼ Vertical Mile, Vertical Mile and Elite races. Most stair climbing events consist of one climb to the top however we are offering you the chance to climb it 3 times to reach a quarter vertical mile, or 12 times to reach a full vertical mile! Spaces for these challenges are limited so sign up quickly if you are interested.

  • Individual Climb - Places Available
  • Family Individual Climb - Places Available
  • 1/4 Vertical Mile - SOLD OUT!!
  • Full Vertical Mile - SOLD OUT!!

You can either enter directly through Total Motion or you may wish to enter via one of our charity partners. If you opt to enter directly simply follow the 'Enter Now' link on this page. However if you wish to raise money for a charity please contact them first to obtain your entry code. If your chosen charity is not already an event partner please let us know and we will endeavour to partner with them. We are proud to be the only stair climbing event allowing participants to raise money for a charity of their choice.

Step Jockey

We are proud to be partnering with Step Jockey for 2018. As transformers of workplace health they use an incentive-based app to promote the use of stairs in the workplace measuring stairs climbed and calories burned to compete against others. We are excited to bring this virtual competition to life in a real-world competition with their very own branded wave at 2.30pm. Find out more.

Running Clubs

If you are a member of a running club and entering as a team of 10+, you are eligible for our inter-club competition. Battle it out for the fastest average time across your team to win a prize as well as the honours of being crowned the top tower running club!

Elite Race

The VWC is an international circuit of races taking place is 9 major cities across the world throughout 2018. This sporting event will attract the top stair climbing talent from across the World. Applications for the elite race have now closed, and the official elite start list will be published shortly.

Beat the Elite

We are offering £250 worth of prizes to any male/female who can beat the winning elite time! (One prize for male and one prize for female only). Join our tower running groups below to come and train with us and give yourself the best chance for the win.



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

If you are a charity wishing to join our challenge, then please get in touch.


Essential information

The Broadgate Tower Run Up 2018
The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London. EC2A 2EW
Saturday 24th November 2018 – from 09:00 (Elites) 10:00 (Main Event)
Individuals, Adult + Child, Family Options
Individual Single Climb - £30

Adult + Child (8-15yo) Single Climb - £40
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children (8-15yo)) Single Climb - £70

3 Climbs (1/4 Vertical Mile) - £40

12 Climbs (Vertical Mile) - £50

Elite Event - £30

Charity places are available for all categories.  Please contact one of our charity partners to obtain your entry code. Select logo below to contact one of our charity partners, or contact us if your preferred charity is not shown.

What’s great about this event

  • Chosen as the London event for the Vertical World Circuit 2018
  • Iconic Stair Climbing Venue in The City of London
  • Chance to support a charity of your choosing
  • Event medal
  • Option to climb 1/4 and Full Vertical Mile (3 or 12 climbs) in addition to single climb
  • Chip timing with print out and online results
  • Prizes in the Elite/Non-Elite Category for 1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female + Bonus for Course record
  • #BeatTheElite time and win £250 worth of prizes

Event Q&A

How much does it cost to enter?
General entry prices start from £30.
Entry to the Elite event is £30, but you must be able to verify your meet the criteria. (see below)

What is the minimum sponsorship requirement?
If you enter via one of our charity partners they will make you aware of their minimum charity commitment, but these will generally start from £100.

What charities can I raise money for?
You may choose a charity from our current partners - please see the logos at the foot of the page - or you may suggest a charity that you would like to fundraise for and we will contact them with a view to adding them to our list.

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 at 9:00am.

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 receive a print out as well as viewing 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?
Male     - David Robles (ESP) 3:58:03 (2016)
Female - Sarah Frost (GBR) 5:07:09 (2018)

When does registration open on the day?
Registration will be open 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, 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.

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? 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.