A 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 Details


Race village opens at 17:30
Waves starting from 18:15, 19:15 & 20:15
80 entrants per wave

All entrants will get:

Head band | medal | goody bag | photograph


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 directed 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 and 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.


Participants must be aged 17 or over on the day of the event. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Entry fees include an exclusive UpSlideDown head band, medal and goody bag for each challenger.


UpSlideDown is produced by The Race Organiser. For booking and more information on the ArcelorMittal Orbit and The Slide, visit their official website here.

Getting Here


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.



Please visit the ArcelorMittal Orbit website for current details on travelling to this event.


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Tuesday 5th June 2018

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Team entry  - all dates

Series  entry  - all dates


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

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