Save lives with every step you take.
Forget Parkruns, forget the treadmill, forget Clapham Common, because we have a much more exciting proposition for you. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Mo Farah then why not try to race all the way up to the top of the Walkie Talkie to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital?
On February 29, celebrate the leap year by taking a leap of faith, and see if you can make it to the top of 20 Fenchurch Street, affectionately known as the Walkie Talkie due to its distinctive shape.
As one of London’s most iconic landmarks, racing to the top of this building is a pretty special opportunity. You’ll whizz up to the 36th floor—a whopping 896 step-challenge—as fast as your legs can carry you, raising money for a fabulous cause with each step you take.
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated children’s healthcare specialists in the UK. Their pioneering research and treatment gives hope to seriously ill children from across the country with the most complex and often life-threatening conditions.
The money you raise will aid pioneering medical research, help support the patients and families who need it most, and help purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment that these children rely on.
Tower climbers will receive a complimentary race t-shirt, a well-deserved finishers’ medal and, once you reach the top, spectacular 360-degree views of London. Enjoy a celebratory drink in the vibrant Sky Garden and cool off in the coolest of places.
So, why not use the extra day in 2020 to really make a difference? Take this fantastic fundraising challenge and see if you can help change the world from the heart of the capital.