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The Gherkin Challenge 2014

Date of event:  07 September 2014

Venue:  The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Run or walk 38 floors to the top of the Gherkin building in London

Race against the clock, in teams, or go at your own pace and climb the stairs to reach the summit of The Gherkin.

A 360 degree view of London and a celebration party awaits you, giving you access to London's most iconic building which is usually closed to the public.

If tower running isn't for you, then take up one of our champagne lift passes for a VIP experience for just £60 or £100 for two.

Taking part in 2014

Registration for The Gherkin Challenge 2014 is now open and you can sign up online today.

Sign up before Thursday 17 April and receive buy-one-get-one-free on individual and team places.

Simply choose from the options below and enter code BOGOF14 at the registration information page when selecting your tickets.

 Adult - £20 (fundraising target of £200)


 Child - £10


 Team of four adults - £70 (fundraising target of £800)


 Champagne lift pass - £60


 Champagne lift pass for two - £100


We’ve set you a minimum fundraising target of £200 which could help us answer 50 calls to ChildLine.

Raise just over £5 for each floor and you’ll hit your target. Every step you take makes a difference for children.

We’d also like to say thank you for your hard work fundraising, so if you raise over the £200 target you’ll receive a special NSPCC edition of ‘360° at the Gherkin’ by Tee Dobinson, which features stunning photographs of the view from the Gherkin.

The Gherkin Challenge 2013

Don't forget to check out the race results from last year, take a look at some photos on our Facebook page and relive some of the weekend's highlights through our Storify.

View the results and times from Saturday

View the results and times from Sunday

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If you have a question about any of our running events or want to join the team, please contact us on 020 7825 2621.

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The money you raise will help support the work of the NSPCC and its vital services.

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