Tower runs: climb an iconic skyscraper
Tower running, or stair climbing, is gradually making a name for itself in the UK - it’s surprisingly good fun and something different from your typical 10K or half marathon. We take a look at some of the best upcoming tower runs in London.

Tower runs: climb an iconic skyscraper

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With a spectacular view waiting at the top, tower runs are generally short to complete, with the tallest buildings in London being achievable in under 15 minutes. No specific training is needed – you just have to be prepared to climb a lot of stairs!

Tower runs are great events to tackle with friends, family or work colleagues, and some even offer a champagne celebration when you reach the top. You really don’t need to be a seasoned runner to attempt the climb, just turn up, have a laugh and maybe raise some money for charity.

London is home to most tower climbs in the UK – see below for what’s coming up in the next few months...

Guy's Urban Challenge: Stair climb | 29 Sep

Achieve urban victory in an intense 150 metre stair-climb of 648 steps (29 floors) to the top of Guy’s Tower - Europe's tallest hospital building!

Guy's Urban Challenge

The Gherkin Challenge | 28 Oct

Do you have what it takes to scale London's most recognisable skyscraper? Walk it, or run it - either way there'll be high-fives, amazing views and the clink of champagne glasses as you celebrate at the top.

NSPCC Gherkin Challenge

Urban Summit – London | 1 Dec

Conquer an exhilarating stair-climb challenge in the heart of London as you ascend The Leadenhall Building, also known as ‘The Cheesegrater’.

Barnardo's Urban Summit

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