Climb the world’s iconic buildings as part of World Cancer Research Fund’s Towers Challenge

2 September 2015

This autumn, World Cancer Research Fund is giving desk-based workers around the county the opportunity to get active by climbing eight of the most iconic buildings around the world without leaving the comfort of their office. 

The charity’s exciting stair-climbing Towers Challenge, run in partnership with StepJockey, will launch on 28th September, with the aim of encouraging office staff to be more active at work while also helping raise money to support vital cancer prevention research.

The Towers Challenge is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to take up the challenge of climbing some of the world’s tallest buildings, like the Shard, the Empire State Building or the mightiest of them all, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

Tom Ingram, World Cancer Research Fund’s Corporate Development Manager, said: “Modern lives are more sedentary than ever before, but the Towers Challenge is a simple, accessible and free way to integrate exercise into a normal working day.

“We recommend that everyone is physically active for at least 30 minutes every day, and sits less  - there is strong evidence that being active reduces the risk of bowel, breast and womb cancer.”

Getting set up for the Towers Challenge is quick and easy - once an office has registered, participants simply download the StepJockey app on their smartphone, scan a Towers Challenge poster, and then start climbing.

Those taking part can view their progress on a dedicated website and will also receive regular updates as they compete with other teams from around the world.

Entry is just £10 per person, and each team of 10 will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £150 during the month-long challenge. All money raised will fund vital research into preventing cancer.

To sign your company up for this exciting challenge, visit