15 March 2018
Tower 42, London

Vertical Rush 2018

932 steps
42 floors
1 epic experience

What to expect

On Thursday 15 March 2018, 1,000 runners will scale London’s iconic Tower 42 for Shelter. Join Vertical Rush Night Run, and take on Vertical Rush in a different way. There’s no need to hit a fundraising target – all you do is sign up, and be ready to run on the day.

Once you’ve conquered the challenge, you’ll celebrate with an exclusive champagne and canape reception in Vertigo 42, the luxury bar at the top of the tower. It’s an experience unlike any other.

training tips and plans

exclusive Night Run technical running top

goodie bags

chipped-timed results


medal and finisher's photo

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


There’s no fundraising target with Vertical Rush Night Run. Just pay the one-off entry fee of £100 for a solo place, or sign up as a team of five for £350 – that’s a discount of £30 per person. Bring your game face, and we’ll do the rest.

Solo Team of 5
Registration fee £100 £350
Fundraising target £0 £0

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 a skyscraper, and the vital funds you raise will help us get closer to achieving that aim.

Find out more

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