Cancer Research UK is calling all running fanatics to join them on Saturday 29 October for the inaugural Faas Climb, a brand new tower running event.
This new challenge will test runners’ endurance as they climb the 37 floors of the Heron Tower. With 800 runners and 888 steps the skyline really is the limit as the event will be raising money for the world’s leading cancer research charity.
Faas is Jamaican patois for fast, and runners are being challenged to complete the tower as fast as they can.
The newly completed Heron Tower, which opened earlier this year on Bishopsgate across from Liverpool Street, is the tallest tower in the City, and the third tallest in London, standing at 230 metres. Faas Climb is the first running event of its kind to be allowed to use the building.
The event is organised by volunteers, The City of London Friends of Cancer Research UK, in association with Puma and their new Faas brand, plus event partner Deloitte.
City Friends’ Chairman, Geoff Taylor, says of the event, “This is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. You’ll be testing your endurance and enjoying some of the best views over the City of London as you make your way up Heron Tower’s glass sided staircase.
“It’s a truly unique experience. With only 800 exclusive places available, we want Cancer Research UK supporters to run the tower for the first time before anyone else does!
“Whether you want to take on the challenge by yourself or enter as a team, we want to see you there. The only question you need to ask is are you Faas enough?”
For more information and to sign up visit the Faas Climb website. You can also follow the event on Twitter @CR_UKCityLondon and join the Facebook group City of London Friends of Cancer Research UK.
Registration is £30 and participants will need to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship. All money raised will go towards supporting Cancer Research UK’s vital work.
The charity funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses in the UK who work to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all types of cancer. Cancer Research UK does not receive any government funding.
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About Cancer Research UK
- Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.
- The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has saved millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public.
- Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last thirty years.
- Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses.
- Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.
For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7121 6699 or visit the Cancer Research UK website.