Soh Wai Ching and Gretta Beckett, two of the world’s top tower runners, have signed up for the Virtual Charity Climb of the world’s tallest tower.
Proceeds from the Dubai Sports Council-supported event on Friday will go towards supporting more than over 2,000 underprivileged children in Nepal, Uganda, Peru, Tanzania, and Lebanon impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stair climbers from the UK, Malaysia, Ireland, South Africa, Denmark and the UAE have already signed up with more set to join in.
Top three finishers among men and women will be awarded while participants also stand a chance to win giveaways for the ‘funkiest trainers’ and ‘most colourful outfit’.
World’s elite tower runners sign up for Virtual Charity Climb to the top of @BurjKhalifa, in an event supported by @DubaiSC. Asia No. 1 Wai Ching and Ireland's Gretta Beckett are among the runners who will take part in Friday’s virtual climb. #Dubai pic.twitter.com/jKd5v4BBbH— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 12, 2020
Participants will be tracked through the Strava app.