The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth has launched the search for the fastest stair runner to conquer their 530 stairs. The race, to be held on Sunday 12 October 2014, forms part of a World Federation of Great Tower series of stair runs around the world, which will culminate in a grand finale at the Empire State Building in New York. Two runners – the top male and female competitor – from the Spinnaker Tower-thon will be flown to New York to take part, pitted against the other series’ winners.
Sarah Webb, general manager at Spinnaker Tower, commented: “We’re excited to stand alongside a series of fellow towers worldwide to offer this fantastic opportunity. The current record for running the stairs stands at just under 4 minutes and I’m looking forward to seeing this time smashed as our runners challenge themselves to get their hands on the prize!”
The Spinnaker Tower-thon is £25 to enter. Runners can now sign up at: http://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/event/StormtheTower
The World Federation of Great Towers is an international association of 37 great monuments which include some of the most famous buildings in the world. The Spinnaker Tower is among prestigious company in hosting a tower stair run, with other members of the federation participating in the same series including the Empire State Building, Sydney Tower, Calgary Tower, and Prague’s TV Tower among others.
The Spinnaker Tower is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm (excluding Christmas Day). See www.spinnakertower.co.uk or call 02392 857520 to book in advance or to find out more.
T&Cs: Every runner will be asked to sign a disclaimer to state they are fit enough to take on the challenge. Prize dates are non-transferrable. Winners will be asked to compete in a finale stair run at the Empire State Building during their New York trip. Full T&Cs on www.spinnakertower.co.uk
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