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The Broadgate Tower Run Up 2020

Starts Saturday September 26th, 2020


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We're excited to announce The Broadgate Tower Run Up,, and we are looking forward to sharing with you some exciting developments as well as even more opportunities to get involved in this annual fixture in the stair climbing calendar.

At The Broadgate Tower Run Up 2019 we had over 300 participants, completing over 1,000 ascents of The Broadgate Tower, and we are set to smash through those numbers in 2020 at the UK's only stair climbing event in which competitors can compete for a charity of their choice or opt to enter directly through Total Motion.

In addition to the single climb options we will of course be back with the 1/4 Vertical Mile and Full Vertical Mile categories, hugely popular for those looking to super size their challenge! Additionally we will have a 1/2 mile and ultimate challenge (all categories) as well as a virtual climb.


Are you a charity looking to partner with us at The Broadgate Tower Run Up 2020?  We'd love to hear from you and discuss the best way to become an event partner and offer your supporters something a little bit different. There are is no obligation for you to commit to a minimum number of places, so you only pay for the places you need. Please contact us if you are a charity wishing to become a partner.

StepJockey Corporate Challenge

After a successful partnership with Step Jockey in 2018 & 2019, we are proud to continue our collaboration in 2020. As transformers of workplace health promoting the use of stairs in the workplace we are excited to bring their virtual challenges to life in a real-world competition with our StepJockey corporate wave.  Please contact us if you are a corporate wishing to get involved.

Fire Fighters

The fire fighters were a real focal point of The Broadgate Tower Run Up in previous years, and will be again this time round as we see close up how fit and determined they are.  Amazingly they were climbing in their kit, weighing up to 30kgs, and often climbing multiple times. Just wow!


As with previosu events we will be offering free single climb race entry to anyone wishing to volunteer at The Broadgate Tower Run Up 2020.

Elite Race

After a hugely competitive wave in 2018 & 2019 we look forward to welcoming back our international elite stair climbers to Broadgate Tower for 2020.  As well as experienced climbers we also offer high level athletes from all disciplines the opportunity to race in this wave.  Entries are limited, but applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you wish to apply to the elite wave.

Total Motion Towerrunners

If you want to find out more about towerrunning join our social communities:


Event Partners

If you wish to partner with The Broadgate Tower Run Up in 2020 then please contact us for further discussion.

Event details and schedule

What’s great about this event

  • Chance to support a charity of your choosing
  • Iconic Stair Climbing Venue in The City of London
  • International Elite Stair Climbers
  • Different medals for different climb categories
  • Option to climb 1/4, 1/2 and Full Vertical Mile (3, 6 or 12 climbs) in addition to single climb
  • Chip timing with immediate online result

Event Q&A

How much does it cost to enter?
General entry prices start from £32 (early bird single climb)

When is the closing date for entries?
Entries will close on Tuesday 14th September at midnight, or when categories sell out, whichever is soonest.

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.

What charities can I raise money for?
You can raise money for a charity of your choosing, or you may participate without fundraising. 

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

What is the format of the elite race?
The elite race will consist of one single climb with separate male and female waves.

How do I enter the elite race?
Please contact us to discuss eligibility for the elite race.

Where can I find out more about tower running?
Read our blog explaining what this sport is all about and join our social communities:

Is the Stair Climb Chip Timed?
Yes, the event will be professionally chip timed allowing you to view the results online post event. You will receive your chip on a neoprene band to attach to your ankle at registration.

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, 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 will be open 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.

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. More information can be found on our blog.

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?
The child climb options are available for children from the age of 8, elite and multiple climb options are for adults over the age of 18.

Will there be medical supervision?
First aiders will be present at the event as well as marshals at regular intervals on the stairs for your safety.

What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your printed race confirmation.

What do I need to wear?
Running kit will be perfect.

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.

Can spectators come along?
Spectators are more than welcome, but sadly cannot wait at the top of the tower.

Can I volunteer?
Events such as these cannot take place without the very kind help of volunteers. If you are coming along to spectate, why not get involved too? We will be offering a free single climb race entry to anyone willing to volunteer. Please contact us if you would like to help.

Is there parking?
There is no parking at the building, public transport is advised, with Liverpool Street being the closest tube.

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Start Location

20 Primrose Street, London,

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