Shelter rush-up Radio City tower

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Mon 13 Sep '10


The growing tower running scene in the UK gains further gravity in October as Shelter broaden their Vertical Rush spectrum with a run up the St John’s Beacon / Radio City tower in Liverpool on the 17th of October…

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Shelter, is calling on people in Liverpool to sign up for Vertical Rush, a fantastic new endurance event that challenges people to race to the summit of the city’s tallest building.


On the 17th of October, the housing and homelessness charity hopes hundreds of Liverpudlians will scale the 558 stairs of the iconic St John’s Beacon in the heart of the city, home of Radio City 96.7 to help raise money for their vital work.

The award winning Vertical Rush arrives in Liverpool following the huge success of two events in London, which saw celebrities such as Duncan Bannatyne and ex-Hollyoaks and Radio City presenters Matt Littler and Darren Jefferies scale the heights of London’s tallest building Tower 42.

Shelter and Radio City will be the first to bring this award winning event to Liverpool’s shores in the hope people from across the North West will take part to help raise money for the charity. Supporting the event is Liverpool born Melanie C. She said:

“Vertical Rush is a fantastic challenge and I can’t think of anywhere better to host it than in the heart of my home city.

Running up 558 stairs would definitely take the puff out of anyone, even Sporty Spice, but I hope that all my fellow Scousers will get involved to help Shelter smash their fundraising target. Shelter’s work is so important, everyone should have a home that they can call their own and I am pleased to be launching this great event for the charity.”


Louise Parkes, Shelter’s Director of Fundraising, said: “Shelter is really excited to be bringing Vertical Rush to Liverpool, following the huge success of the London events.

We’re calling on the people of Liverpool to strap on their running shoes and challenge themselves to run up this iconic building and help raise vital funds for Shelter’s work helping homeless and badly housed families across the North West.”

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  1. Ben Bleasdale Oct 9, 01:07 PM

    sounds fun ill be there it’ll kill me but ill be there just gotta register

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