What goes up goes up again in the strange, rarefied atmosphere of stair climbing running events. Total Motion Events are putting the accent on the ascent for the Broadgate Tower Run Up, part of the Vertical World Circuit (VWC) on Saturday 24 November, 2018.
With 877 steps over 35 floors for 161m of elevation, the third annual Broadgate Tower Run Up in the heart of the City of London is one of VWC’s nine premier skyscraper races for 2018, each having been sanctioned by the International Sky Running Federation.
This year's event will include a StepJockey branded wave and as well as single climb races there are two extra special challenges: run three climbs for a Vertical 400m or 12 climbs for a Vertical Mile! In addition, clubs can compete for the honour of being crowned top tower running club with the fastest average time for 10 runners counting for the awards.
This is the first time Broadgate Tower Run Up has been chosen to host the London round of the prestigious VWC series, which opened at Lotte World Tower, Seoul (555m/123 floors) on 13 May and will conclude at Hong Kong's International Commerce Centre (484m/82 floors) on 2 December.
StepJockey are a highly appropriate event partner. Through StepJockey, buildings are designed to be healthier and more active so employees are encouraged to climb stairs rather than take the lift – providing an easy and effective way to boost health and fitness. Smart signs installed at each end of the stairs are scanned and the free StepJockey app then tracks participants use.
Zarir Vakil, CEO of StepJockey, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting our very own wave at The Broadgate Tower Run Up in November. It is a fantastic chance for those already taking part in StepJockey challenges to experience the thrill of a real-life race and see how much they have progressed.”
Matt Hudson, Managing Director of Total Motion Events, added: “Stair climbing and tower running are really coming to the fore as a fantastic way to keep fit and active and it is brilliant to see companies investing in StepJockey as a way to keep their workforce healthy. The other challenges at The Broadgate Tower Run Up are proving incredibly popular and we are now down to the last few remaining places, so we urge runners to sign up quickly if interested.”
Images courtesy Total Motion Events/Vertical World Circuit