Adrenaline event at Olympic Park

August 8th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Adrenaline event at Olympic Park

Living just on the edge of north-west London in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford brings with it not just access to the city for work but all the fun of the city. Just down the road is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park if you have never been this summer might be the time for a visit.  

One adrenaline event at Olympic Park is due to take place on Saturday 25th August 2018 from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Might you want to get your adrenaline pumping and conquer your fear of heights? If that appeals to you this might feel like the perfect challenge.

On Saturday 25th August 2018 St Claire’s Hospice is hosting an event that means you can take part in the UK’s highest freefall abseil from the Orbit tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. What could be better than feeling all pumped up with adrenaline at the Olympic Park just like an Olympic champion and be helping your local hospice at the same time? On top of it all, you get to London at 262 feet above the city from the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture.

To take part participants need to be 16 years and over, you also need to have a minimum height of 1.2m and a maximum weight of 19 stone. You must not take part if you are pregnant. If you want to register it costs £50 and then the idea is that you pledge to raise a minimum £150 in sponsorship for the Hospice. There are three time slots available on Saturday 25th August 2018 between 14:30 and 17:30. When you register you can choose a preferred time slot.

Hopefully, the weather will hold but the event organisers say that the abseil is dependent on the weather and prevailing wind. It will only run if it is safe to do so, and abseils can be cancelled at the last minute due to wind but they can be rescheduled for the nearest date possible that is convenient to you to take on this adrenaline event in the heart of London City.