Vertical Rush

Tower 42, London

42 floors, 932 steps

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Vertical Rush 2015

Could you race up a skyscraper for Shelter? Vertical Rush 2015 is a charity event that gives you the opportunity to find out, as over a thousand people take on the extreme challenge of a race up the 932 steps of London’s Tower 42. The UK’s tallest, toughest tower-running challenge, Vertical Rush really is an endurance charity event with a difference.

Check out the incredible images from last year's event in our Vertical Rush gallery.

Standing head and shoulders above other 2015 charity events, Vertical Rush takes place on Tuesday 3 March at Tower 42 in the heart of London. Runners set off up the skyscraper hourly between 7:30am and 4:30pm, competing stair by stair to be the quickest to the top of the tower.

You can take on the stair climbing challenge of Vertical Rush as an individual, or as part of a team of five. Either way the goals remain the same for this most vertical of charity runs; make it to the top of the skyscraper and by doing so, help the millions of families facing bad housing and homelessness in Britain.

Every 11 minutes another family in Britain becomes homeless. In that time you could take on the challenge of Vertical Rush, power up the tower, and help raise over £350,000 for Shelter, enabling us to be there for another family at risk of losing their home.

Whether you are running as an individual, or part of a team Vertical Rush 2015 offers both a fun charity event and an extreme endurance challenge. And no matter whether you go hard or take it at your own pace, all that stair climbing will be worth it when you take in the dramatic views across London’s skyline from the top of the tower whilst you check your vertical Rush race results.

We support you every step, and indeed every stair, of the way on this charity event, with training guides, advice from our personal trainers and fundraising support.

So what are you waiting for? Forget the run of the mill charity runs and get set for a running race with a difference as you challenge yourself to race up a skyscraper for Shelter.

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