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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I raise money for charity?

Yes you can.  Either see our list of charity partners or contact your preferred charity and let them know that you would like to take part and benefit them.

What is the minimum sponsorship requirement?

If you enter via one of our charity partners they will make you aware of their minimum charity commitment, but these will generally start from £100.

How do I enter the elite race?

Please contact us to discuss eligibility for the elite race.

Is the Stair Climb Chip Timed?

Yes, the event will be professionally chip timed allowing you receive results by text or to view the results online post event.

How long will the climb take me?

The average time is around 9-10 minutes, however there is no time limit for the single climb options or 1/4 or 1/2 Vertical Mile options.  Those participating in the Full Vertical Mile will have 3 hours to complete their 12 climbs.

What are the current course records for The Broadgate Tower?

Single Climb:
Male - Ryoji Watanabe (JPN) 3:41 (2019)
Female - Sarah Frost (GBR) 4:40 (2019)

1/4 Vertical Mile (3 Climbs):
Male - Mikael Pourcelot (FRA) 00:13:38 (2019)
Female - Ilona Gradus (POL) 00:17:29 (2018)

Full Vertical Mile (12 Climbs)
Male - Mark Howard (GBR) 1:02:56.9 (2018)
Female - Sarah Frost (GBR) 1:13:50.0 (2018)

When does registration open on the day?

Registration generally opens from 08:00, where you will be given race numbers, timing chips and final instructions for the event.  Please arrive in plenty of time prior to your selected wave start.

Is my registration fee refundable?

Your registration fee is only refundable if we cancel the event, but you can transfer your place.

Is the Stair Climb open to everyone?

There are climb options for everyone from aged 8 upwards.

How much does The Broadgate Tower Run Up cost to enter?

There are multiple categories available, but prices start from £40.  Click here for category information.

What are the important dates I need to know?

Early bird discount ends:
Sunday 2nd February 2020
Last entry date to receive event T-shirt:
Sunday 14th June 2020
Final entry date:
Friday 26th June 2020
Event Date:
Sunday 5th July 2020


How high is The Broadgate Tower?

The Broadgate Tower is 541ft tall, 35 floors, 877 steps.

What do I need to wear?

Running kit will be perfect.
Event T-shirts free to all who enter prior to 14th August 2020.

Will there be refreshments?

Yes, refreshments will be available on the day.

Are there changing facilities & showers?

There are toilets and facilities to get changed, but no showers.

What is The Everest Challenge?

The Everest Challenge is a new category where you join forces with others competing in individual categories at The Broadgate Tower Run Up to collectively amass 60 ascents and 'conquer' Everest.

How Do I Enter The Everest Challenge?

Enter an individual category and then create an Everest team when prompted, or select one that has already been created.  Contact us if you can't see the team you wish to join.

What is the Virtual Vertical Mile?

This is a category forepeople who can't be at the even, but wish to take on a vertical mile of ascent.  Entrants will be required to submit evidence of ascent between sign up and the week after the event via a tracker screen shot.

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Can spectators come along?

Spectators are more than welcome, but sadly cannot wait at the top of the tower.

Can I volunteer?

Yes you can! We will be offering a free single climb race entry to anyone willing to volunteer. Please enter as a volunteer if you would like to help.

What are the health benefits of Stair Climbing?

Stair Climbing is classed as a vigorous physical activity and burns more calories per minute than jogging and can lead to improved CV fitness, a stronger musculoskeletal system, reduced risk of heart disease and promotion of weight loss and muscle tone. 

Still have a question, then please Contact Us

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