Eureka: runners reach for the stairs!

The race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building is on again, with participants from all over Australia set to raise funds for two charities and earn the ultimate view from the top of the Eureka Tower.

One of the highest vertical races in the world, the annual Eureka Climb, challenges participants with 88 levels and 300m of vertical elevation and is part of the global World Cup tower running series of races.

The Eureka Climb will involve participants walking, running or climbing the 1,642 stairs to level 88’s Skydeck – the highest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Participants can enter individually or create a team of four.

Crowd favourite – The Emergency Service Challenge – will be even more competitive this year with the Ambulance Services and Victoria Police teams committed to catching last year’s winners, the Melbourne Fire Brigade.

Open from aged 12 up and for all fitness levels the Eureka Climb, in Southbank, Melbourne, starts at 7am on November 16 with staggered start times.

According to Eureka climb event director Ben King, the event builds year on year.

Last year was the biggest year yet for the Eureka Climb with more than 2,500 participants and a crowd of hundreds watching the action.

Last year’s event raised over $250,000 for disadvantaged young people at home and internationally and is sponsored by medication supplier OsteoEze.

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