November 20, 2018

Vertical World Circuit Comes to London with Broadgate Tower Run

Fancy trying something different? Do you like hills? You might enjoy stair climbing - this weekend sees the Vertical World Circuit come to London with the Broadgate Tower Climb.
By Kirsty Reade

Fancy trying something a bit different? Are you a fan of hills and burning quads? How about stair climbing? This weekend the Vertical World Circuit comes to London with the Broadgate Tower Run and some of the best stair climbers in the world will take on the 35 floors and 877 steps of the Broadgate Tower.

There are still a few places available for the event if you want to give it a go, but you’ll have to be quick as entries close at midnight tonight (Tuesday 20th November)!

Organised by the UK’s leading stair climbing specialist events company Total Motion Events, The Broadgate Tower Run Up is a superb festival of stair climbing and the first of its kind in the UK. Children as young as 8 years old will be climbing the 161m of the tower and there will be numerous distances and waves throughout the day, including the Individual Climb, Family Individual Climb, ¼ Vertical Mile (3 climbs to the top) and Full Vertical Mile (12 climbs).

Non-elite prizes include KitBrix products and Up & Running vouchers. Total Motion Events are also offering £250 worth of prizes to any male or female who can beat the winning elite time #BeatTheElite.

The race records for The Broadgate Tower Run up are 3:58 by David Robles (Spain) and 5:07 by Sarah Frost (UK).

Among those lining up for the Elite Waves will be elite stair climbing athletes from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Poland, Spain, UAE, USA and UK, reflecting the importance of The Broadgate Tower Run Up on the VWC and among the global stair climbing community.

Last places are now available for The Broadgate Tower Run Up on 24th November 2018: Individual Single Climb & Firefighters Wave at 12:00 (9 places); Individual Single Climb at 13:30 (12 places); Individual Single Climb & Family Climb (1 adult + 1 child, or 2 adults + 2 children) at 14:00 (42 places).

Go to for further details and to register.


Article by
Kirsty Reade