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Posted by: Sportslink on 10/06/2017

Racing up to level 88, for charity

Racing up to level 88, for charity Participating in the tenth anniversary race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will raise funds for charity and win the best view in the city.

One of the highest vertical races in the world, the annual Eureka Climb challenges participants with 88 levels and 300m of vertical elevation.

Eureka Climb will see 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.

Defending champion Mark Bourne, who has won the last six events in a row and holds the record in the elite men’s category, will be back on November 19 to defend his title.

Female record holder Alice McNamara, who won the elite women’s category from 2010 to 2012 and 2014 to 2016 will also return to try and capture her seventh title.

The crowd favourite – ‘The Emergency Service Challenge’ will include the Ambulance Services, SES and Victoria Police teams committed to catching Melbourne Fire Brigade’s ‘Recue Me’ team who are unbeaten.

Open to everyone aged 12 years old and older, and all fitness levels, the Eureka Climb, in Southbank, Melbourne, starts at 7am with staggered start times available throughout the day.

There is a timed stairwell for those wishing to race against the clock and an un-timed stairwell for those who would prefer to take on the challenge at their own pace.

The fundraiser helps disadvantaged people at home and abroad for charity partners Whitelion and Interplast Australia and New Zealand, raising more than $260,000 last year.