Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) announced the opening of registration for the 7th Annual Aspire Torch Staircase Run scheduled to take place on 10 November at the Torch Hotel in Aspire Zone.

The 2018 edition of the Aspire Torch Staircase Run or ATSR 2018, will offer sports enthusiasts the ultimate challenge of endurance, as runners will have to make their way to the top of the 300 metre tower all the way to the 51st floor and more than 1,300 steps. Those who finish the race in the shortest time will receive valuable prizes.

Registration for this year’s race is open for participants at least eight years old and will feature four categories in different age groups.

The first categories to compete will be the Junior level (eight to 11 years old), followed by the U-15 category (12 to 14 years old), and the U-18 category (15-17 yearsold), and finally by the Senior level (18 years old and above).

Previous editions of the run generated unprecedented success on par with international tower-running competitions, including Empire State Building Run-Up in New York and Berlin Sky Tower in Germany. ATSR has attracted over 600 participants from the local and expat communities alongside other tower runners from all over the world. In 2015, ATSR was awarded an official Grand Prix status as among the top international tower running competitions.

To find out more about ATSR and to register online, visit