Below are the most commonly asked questions - but we’re on hand to help with anything that springs to mind so if you can’t find the answer you’re looking, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0344 515 1190.
The UK’s tallest, toughest tower-running challenge. It takes place on 3 March at Tower 42 in London, with 1,000 runners racing up 932 steps.
How much money do I have to raise?
Individual: £160 sponsorship (plus a £30 non-refundable registration fee)
Team (5 members): £800 sponsorship (plus a £150 non-refundable registration fee)
If you do not reach your sponsorship pledge it will impact on what Shelter can achieve. We ask you to send us all your sponsorship money by Wednesday 15 April 2015.
When do I pay the registration fee?
You pay your registration fee up front when you sign-up to Vertical Rush.
What support can I expect from Shelter?
Shelter will support you every step of the way. We will be in regular contact once you sign up, offering training advice, information about the event, fundraising support, a t-shirt, and of course lots of support and encouragement on the day, including a celebratory post-race reception.
How do I train for Vertical Rush?
You will need to ensure you have a basic level of fitness before attempting Vertical Rush. If in doubt, your local gym or GP will be able to advise you. Check out our training page
Do I have to run all the way?
No. This event is open to people of all fitness levels.
How long will it take me?
Depending on your fitness level it could take as little as 5 to 7 minutes, or it could be longer. The average time in 2014 was 9 minutes and 38 seconds.
Can I change my time slot?
Yes. If you need to change your time we will do our best to accommodate, but the deadline for changes to time slots is Monday 23 February.
I'm running with a team: do all five team members need to complete the distance?
Yes. Team race results are based on the total time taken by all team members.
Can I replace team members after registration is complete?
Yes, but you must let us know if you’re changing or replacing team members. The deadline for making changes to your team is Friday 27 February.
What happens if I need to pull out before the event?
If you develop an injury or health problem after signing up, please call us immediately on 0344 515 1190 or email email@example.com
Contact the Shelter events team on 0344 515 1190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help and look forward to hearing from you.
Tower 42 is proud to be supporting Shelter by hosting what is a truly exciting and innovative event.Tower 42 is the centrepiece of a remarkable estate comprising six building in the City of London. It is a distinguished landmark of international recognition and provides some of the most enviable office space in the world.