Published on Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Mole will not be entering Sydney Tower’s Race to the Top…………….

Registrations are now open for Sydney Tower’s annual Run-Up in 2007, giving 250 fitness fanatics the chance to prove their mettle in a 1504-step endurance race up the city’s tallest building on Friday August 24.

The 2007 Run-Up will take place on the same day as the Cancer Council NSW’s annual Daffodil Day fundraiser, with funds from each Tower Run-Up entry fee of $29 going to support the charity and the race starting in Pitt Street Mall in front of a crowd of lunchtime shoppers and volunteers fundraising for Daffodil Day.

Australian and international competitors keen to take part in Sydney Tower’s 2007 Run-Up should head to and follow the links to register online before entries close on August 21, 2007 or the limited spaces fill up.

“Interest ran so high following last year’s fantastic event that we’ve had to cap numbers at 250 this year, so runners need to get in early or they may miss out,” Sydney Tower marketing manager Thomas Davey said.

“The Run-Up is a key event for the tower and we’re very pleased that this year’s event will support the Cancer Council NSW on one of their most important days,” Mr Davey said.

Sydney Tower’s 2006 Run-Up was won by international mountain runner Scott McTaggart from Canberra, who took just 7 mins 58 secs to climb from Pitt St Mall to the tower’s 250m-high Observation Deck, narrowly beating 2004 Tower Run-Up champ Jeremy Horne, who clocked a time of 8 minutes.

Hubertien Wichers from Queensland was the first female to cross the finish line in 9m 36s and the fastest time ever recorded was 6m 52s set by ultra-fit athlete Paul Crake in 2000.

The first male and female to cross the 2007 Sydney Tower Run-Up finish line will each receive a return flight worth $2500 to New York city to take part in the annual Empire State Building Run Up in February 2008.

Age group category winners and corporate winners will receive double Skywalk passes, valued at $198, combining unbeatable 360-degree views of Sydney with the thrill of stepping out onto glass-floored viewing platforms extending over the edge of the tower’s golden turret.

Sydney’s tallest building, Sydney Tower soars 305m above the city and celebrated its 25th birthday in 2006, having welcomed more than 16 million visitors – or four times the population of Sydney – during that time.

Sydney Tower launched Sydney Skywalk, its outdoor, high-altitude attraction, in 2005, giving visitors the chance to walk outside around the tower’s lofty golden turret and take in unimpeded views of the city and as far as 85km beyond.

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