Vertical Rush

  • Tower42, London
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024
  • Registration fee: £20
  • Sponsorship pledge: Raise £150
Sign up

Get ready to push yourself to the limit, by taking on Vertical Rush to help fight homelessness!

Power up 42 floors at Tower 42 in London to help defend the right to a safe and secure home for everyone.

Every four minutes a household in England is made homeless. Families, children - all this is preventable and with your help, we can stand up to the housing injustice that thousands of people face every day. Every step counts

How to get started

  1. Sign up – choose your wave start time, complete the registration and pay the registration fee to secure your space.

  2. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sign up too - together we'll make a huge difference and raise vital funds to help end homelessness.

  3. Get fundraising - we’ve got lots of free resources to help make your fundraising easy.

  4. Save the date - don’t forget to mark 28 February 2024 in your calendar. We’ll be emailing you event details in the run-up to the big day.

  5. Share on social media - use the hashtag #VerticalRush to boost your fundraising efforts and let the world know about your challenge.

A man powers up the stairs in a Shelter t-shirt

What you’ll receive

  • a finishers medal

  • water at the top of the tower

  • on-demand support from our dedicated events team

  • a digital training guide with everything you need to know about Vertical Rush

  • access to all the resources you'll need to start fundraising

  • a sense of pride that you have completed one of London’s toughest tower runs!

An image of Tower 42 for the Vertical Rush challenge

How taking part helps end homelessness

We’re fighting for a future where everyone has a safe home. Many people don’t know where to turn to for help. People living in unsafe or unfit housing. People with no permanent place to call home. 

The incredible funds you raise could help us defend everyone’s right to a safe and secure home, and continue providing support to people who are facing homelessness.

Read our impact report

Have any questions? Check out our FAQs

How do I train for Vertical Rush?

Review our resources page where you’ll find a stair-climbing training plan as well as plenty of hints and tips. It’s important you’re aware of all the requirements for the challenge before signing up. You will need to ensure you have a basic level of fitness to take on the Tower – if in doubt consult your GP.

Do I have to run?

You don’t have to run, we stagger the start so you can either walk, jog, or run. We encourage participants to go at whatever pace they find most comfortable, so the length of your challenge depends on your fitness and your approach.

What support can I expect from Shelter?

Once you register, we'll be in touch regularly with training advice, fundraising support, and information about Shelter. And on the day, you'll receive a medal, post-race refreshments, and plenty of encouragement.

Contact us

If you have any questions related to the event, please email us