Introducing the London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge

We’re so excited to announce the launch of a new, world first, Tommy’s fundraising event, combining a run to the 42nd floor of The Cheesegrater followed by a jaw-dropping abseil or zipwire across the capital’s skyline.

Pre-registration opens on Thursday 6 October for The London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge 2023 - the first event of its kind in the world.

The London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge will take place in central London at two of the capital’s most iconic skyscrapers - The Leadenhall Building and 30 St Mary Axe, affectionately known to many as The Cheesegrater and The Gherkin.

This exhilarating event combines a tower run up 42 floors of The Cheesegrater before a jaw dropping 200 metres abseil down The Cheesegrater OR a zipwire from the roof of The Leadenhall Building across London’s skyline into The Gherkin. A challenge not for the faint hearted, participants will run up The Cheesegrater before choosing their mode of descent. 

A once in a lifetime event, the London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge is scheduled to take place on the 9-10 September 2023. Places are very limited, so pre-register now to ensure you find out when places become available. 

Following the model of the London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM), our iconic annual run, we’ve designed the London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge as a 100% not for profit event. 

In just five years the LLHM has raised £28million for Tommy’s and over 300 other charitable causes. In its first year we’re aiming for the Skyscraper Challenge to raise over £1 million to support Tommy’s and many other charities.

See London like never before, with breath-taking views of London’s incredible landmarks, including the Tower of London, St Paul’s and the Shard, while raising vital funds to support our work to save babies’ lives.

Rachel Hodson, London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge Event Director said:

“The secret is finally out! This event has been several years in planning so we are so excited to finally launch the London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge. It promises to be a truly once in a lifetime experience for everyone that joins us. It will create memories that last forever, as well as raising valuable funds for Tommy’s and many other worthy causes.”

Places are limited. Pre-register your interest from Thursday 6 October 2022