A brand new challenge for high-climbers and thrill-seekers
Run up. Slide down. You versus the clock.
Bring your crew to race against a team of rivals or be a solo challenger.
The UK’s tallest sculpture awaits – 455 steps up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, one of the best 360-degree views of the city followed by London's favourite and the World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide, twisting and turning all the way down to Earth. Race against the clock to make it up to the top viewing platform; recover for a souvenir photo before taking the 40-second slide back to the bottom.
Race starts at 18:30
Race village opens at 17:30
All entrants will get:
Head band | medal | goody bag
Choose from multiple time slots, and enter individually or as a team!
What is it?
Starting with your on-the-ground briefing, you’ll be ushered to the start line for your exclusive slot. On the starter’s gun you’ll fly off one challenger at a time, into the 350m staircase chamber, that skirts to the viewing platform at the top of London’s iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Keep your head as you look out through the staircase, escalating up over the London Stadium, Canary Wharf, Westfield Stratford City, Docklands and the City of London. As your legs feel the burn and your heart races to keep up, you’ll orbit the loops and curves of Sir Anish Kapoor’s structure 7 times before your 455th step to the top across the finish line.
Take a moment to enjoy the view, grab a drink and catch your breath – before the hair-raising slide down. Opened in 2016, The Slide was named No.1 Thing to Do in London by Time Out in 2016, promising a 40-second thrill through clear and dark sections including the ‘bettfeder’ –the German word for ‘bedspring’ and end with a 50m straight run back down to the bottom of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
Your climb time will be ready for you to pick up instantly from the UpSlideDown hub, with our live individual and team leaderboards showing your ranking amongst your fellow challengers.
Challengers are welcomed as individuals or in teams of 5. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Entry fees include an exclusive UpSlideDown head band, medal and a good bag for each challenger.
ArcelorMittal Orbit, 3 Thornton Street,
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2AD
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is fifteen minutes’ walk from Stratford Station.
Take the exit through the subway sign-posted Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, enter Westfield Stratford City to your left and take the escalator up one level. Walk the full length of the mall and exit left in front of John Lewis. As you exit, follow the path right between Jamie’s Italian and John Lewis. Cross over the road and follow the path round to the left. Walk past the London Aquatics Centre on your left, across the bridge and walk toward the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
We have a number of charities that would love for you to do the event for them and raise money for some really worthy causes. For more information please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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