On 27th September the Heron Tower, one London's most iconic buildings, will host Skyline Challenge!
Construction Youth Trust challenges you to climb the Heron Tower, one of London’s most iconic buildings, on 27th September to raise money to help young people build brighter futures.
The Heron Tower stands at 755ft tall, the tallest building in the City of London, and will provide a real challenge even for the most experienced climbers! Now in its second year, the Skyline Challenge London raises funds to help vulnerable young people into employment and training in construction.
Great panoramic views and an after-event celebration with refreshments make it worth the climb – honest!
Grab 3 of your favourite colleagues and join the 40 runners who have already signed up – we are looking for more teams to take part in this very worthy event.
Last year, 70 participants, in teams of 4, ran up 37 floors of the Heron Tower using a panoramic staircase. The winning team with the lowest aggregate time of just over 5 minutes was from RBS who received a trophy from Phil Vickery MBE, former captain of the England Rugby Team. A team from Bouygues UK came in at a very close second. Who will be the winner this year?
Stephen Gee, Managing Partner at John Rowan and Partners who sponsored the event in 2014 and took part as a participant commented:
“Climbing the 37 stories was certainly a very challenging experience but every one of the steps was worth the pain knowing that the money raised was in support of Construction Youth Trust. My legs where aching, my lungs burning, my head telling me that this was a crazy thing to be doing at my age, but what a great feeling of achievement and what a reception we received when we reached the top.”
Registration is open and teams can sign up here.
The registration fee is only £100 per team of 4 and companies are encouraged to enter multiple teams to inspire a bit of healthy competition!
See all the photos from last year’s Skyline Challenge here - https://flic.kr/s/aHsjLHWqH4