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Join Shelter’s Vertical Rush up Tower 42 in London this February

If you’ve got the legs, and the stamina, to run up the 920 stairs of Tower 42, the tallest building in the city of London, then Shelter needs you to help raise money for the charity.

In its second year, Vertical Rush 2010 is a charity event organised by Shelter and is the biggest tower running event in the UK, inspired by the famous Empire State Building ‘Run Up’, an annual event in New York.

Last year’s Vertical Rush saw 600 runners raise more than £165,000 for Shelter. This year’s event aims to attract 1200 runners and raise more than £250,000.

Vertical Rust 2010 takes place on 25th February 2010. The race starts at 7:30am, with runners setting off in eight waves – a wave starting every hour until 2:30pm. Participants will run up 42 floors to reach Vertigo 42, a champagne bar with magnificent views of the City. Times will be recorded, and participants will be invited to join fellow Vertical Rushers for an evening drinks reception at Gibson Hall, adjacent to Tower 42, to find out the all-important results.

Take part

If you want to sign up to take part, get some training tips and view footage of last year’s event click here.

Go on give it a go and raise some welcome funds for Shelter. Last year’s average race time was 8 minutes 4 seconds.