The challenge with the view

14 March 2019
Tower 42, London

Take on Tower 42 with the award-winning skyscraper challenge. The view from the top has never been better.

Vertical Rush 2019

932 steps
42 floors
1 epic experience
View gallery of last year's runners

What to expect?

On Thursday 14 March 2019, 1,000 runners will scale London’s iconic Tower 42 for Shelter. Take part on your own, or as a team of five. We make it easy - just get your game face on and we’ll do the rest.

technical running top

sports massage

goodie bags

chipped-timed results


post-race celebration

Want to know more about Vertical Rush? Take a look at our FAQ

What others have said about Vertical Rush

“The adrenaline levels literally hit the sky! My team will be back next year to beat our record”

— Lewis

“It felt so amazing to reach the top – I’m so proud I managed to take on a challenge like this”

— Sophie

“Everything runs so smoothly. The timing system works really well. The goodie bags are worth running to the top for as well!”

— Malcolm



Early Bird

We ask solo runners to make a sponsorship pledge of £159.

Team of 5

Early Bird

We ask teams to make a group sponsorship pledge of £799.

Everyone who runs Vertical Rush gets the very best support from us

Running up a skyscraper isn’t your average challenge event, so it’s important to prepare for Vertical Rush with specific training. We’ll also help you with tips and advice on fundraising, so meeting your pledge will be a breeze.

Why run for Shelter?

Every day 120 families in England become homeless. We want to be there for each and every one of them. Conquer the tower, and the vital funds you raise will help us get closer to achieving that aim.