Last chance to enter Vertical Rush

8 February 2012

Vertical Rush London 2012

Totalling 920 steps and reaching 183 metres, Shelter’s Vertical Rush is designed for runners with a head for heights.

The race - which takes place on Thursday 1 March - will be held at Tower 42 in London where competitors will race to the top of the building, with prizes available for the fastest times. 

Participants can run solo, in a team of five or in a relay team of three.

All the money raised during Vertical Rush will go towards Shelter’s work, helping the millions of families in the UK who are in desperate housing need. 

The event is part of the international Vertical World Circuit, a network of nine tower-running events across the globe. It has already attracted the support of celebrities including Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, and a number of high profile corporate teams.

Legal & General, who have been supporting Vertical Rush since 2009, have signed-up 18 teams, while the Berkeley team includes over 100 runners.  Event sponsors and official water provider Enterprise have also registered five teams and several individual runners.

Rachel Bitters, Corporate Responsibility Co-ordinator at Enterprise, said, ‘Enterprise is proud to support Shelter as its group charity for the second year running. As well as hosting a wide range of fundraising activities in 2011 and 2012, the company is pleased to be supporting Vertical Rush London 2012.’