Runners took over Varso Tower - 7 and a half minutes from the ground floor to the roof
In the first edition of Run to Varso Tower, about 600 amateurs, world-class athletes and invited guests competed. The winner climbed the stairs of the Varso Tower to a height of 230 meters in 7 minutes and 27 seconds. The organizers of the competition donated PLN 40,000 for the Polish Humanitarian Action.
The competitors had to climb almost 1,400 stairs to the 53rd floor of the Varso Tower. The competition's favorite, the world champion in towerrunning, Piotr Łobodziński, turned out to be the fastest. The Pole triumphed with the result of 7 minutes and 27 seconds and set the route record. The second place was taken by Paweł Ruszała (7:36), and the third place on the podium was taken by Germany, Andreas Fruhmann (7:49). The fastest among women was Iwona Wicha, who finished 9:28, clearly ahead of the two Austrians: Gertrud Blumenschein and Veronika Sengstbratl.
An important element of the event, under the honorary patronage of the President of the Capital City of Warsaw, was the support of people injured as a result of the war in Ukraine. The HB Reavis Foundation will donate a total of PLN 40,000 for this purpose to the account of the Polish Humanitarian Action.
Among several hundred amateurs, invited guests also took part in the race, among them: actress Karolina Gorczyca, Olympian and Polish representative in the 400m run, Lieutenant Colonel Emilia Ankiewicz-Obukowicz, and architect Jędrzej Kolesiński from the Foster + Partners studio, who designed the Varso Tower skyscraper. Almost 100 people representing the Varso Place tenant community and their guests also climbed the stairs of the skyscraper.
The sponsors of the event organized by HB Reavis and Sport Evolution were the CMS law firm and the PZU Zdrowie medical center. The partners also include Zdrofit, NYX Hotel and CIC Warsaw.