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Have you ever wanted to climb to the top of the Burj Khalifa?

Does the idea of ascending 2,909 stairs to Level 160 interest you?

Are you up for this virtual challenge?

If so, then join Gulf for Good and Gretta Beckett, Global Elite Tower Runner on Friday, 15th May at 9am for our Community Charity Challenge: Burj Khalifa Virtual Climb .

Please note that to participate in this challenge you must register then donate AED50 at https://yallagive.com/charitycampaign/charity-challenge-burj-khalifa-virtual-climb 

Upon completion of the donation you will then receive an email providing all the information you need to take part including a Zoom link to join the Gulf for Good team and Greta at the virtual start line at 9am on Friday 15th May.

How to Participate

1. Register for the event

2. Donate AED50 at https://yallagive.com/charitycampaign/charity-challenge-burj-khalifa-virtual-climb

3. Connect either your Strava Account or your Fitbit account to inphota at https://www.inphota.com/profile/social/

4. Join Gulf for Good on the 15th May for the run

How to log your vertical run

Once you've registered and connected your chosen device then every time you complete a run it will be added to the leaderboard, you don't need to submit results every time you run. Simply record your run as you normally would and it'll be shared with us once you save it.

We recommend that if running indoors you check your device settings to run with GPS turned off or on an indoor running setting to record distance accurately.

Please note that the length of your run is not added to the leaderboard, we're looking for the time taken to achieve an elevation gain of 628m or 2,909 vertical steps. 

Contest details

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Entering a contest which has an associated time challenge allows you to attempt each time challenge as many times as you wish without the need to register several times!

Challenge active between 15 May 2020 and 16 May 2020

How fast can you climb the 628m to the 160th floor of the Burj Khalifa?


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Prizes & rewards

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors Runderwear and Haddins Fitness, we have several exciting prizes to give away.

Prizes include

  • Winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for Female and Male:
  • Participant tagging @GulfForGood #GulfForGood, @RunderwearUAE, and @Haddins the most during their climb.
  • Participant wearing the funkiest trainers.
  • Participant wearing the most colourful outfit.

More info

Driven by the impact of the COVID-19 world-wide crisis, Gulf for Good’s international charity projects need your support more than ever before.

Our usual source of fundraising from our local training activities and international challenges are under threat, our limited resources are extremely stretched and our operational sponsorship is also at risk.

Your donation will go a long way to help our own sustainability and our 2020 charities that support over 2,000 children in Nepal, Uganda, Peru, Tanzania, and Lebanon by providing the children with the day-to-day essentials: food, clean water, shelter, and clothing.

Learn more about Gulf for Good here: https://www.gulf4good.org/

This event is approved by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 3046

Terms & conditions

Important note - Gulf for Good and it’s supporting companies may not be held responsible for any problems regarding access, obstruction, malfunction, interruption, suspension or difficulties regarding technical equipment, computers, cables, electronics, software and hardware, Internet connection that may prevent or hinder participation in the Event.

Gulf for Good and it’s supporting companies may not be held responsible for any injuries suffered by Participants during the Event. By registering for the Event, Participants declare that they are in good health and physical condition

Participants understand that their given information will be used for the purposes of tracking results and that personal data will not be shared with any third parties.

Delivery and Payment Confirmation - on completion of the registration you will receive an email confirmation confirming your entry into the requested competition.

Submission of manual activities

The inphota platform allows submission of activities through many different means - Strava, Garmin, Fitbit - but we understand that sometimes it is preferable to submit the data in another way. To facilitate this we have produced a manual submission form which you can enter details of the activities for the contests that you have registered for.

To access the manual submission form you must be logged into the inphota account that registered for the contest, and have the details to hand. If you registered for the event using guest checkout then it is not possible to use the manual submission form.

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Take advantage of quick registration

Quick registration will automatically add an item to your basket with the details that are listed against your inphota profile. This means that to make the most of quick registration you need to ensure that your profile is complete and up-to-date.

Don't worry, you can stil register without completing your profile, in the same way as you would family and friends.

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We will be introducing inspire rewards points for a complete profile soon, watch this space!

This contest is restricted by age, or gender

Unfortunately this contest is restricted by age or gender, and the details in your profile do not fit within the restrictions laid out by the organiser. For this reason quick registration is not available.

However, you can still register for this contest through the usual means, and by filling out the details of the person that you want to register!


What is quick registration?

inphota members get access to our quick registration system, which allows you to join an event at the click of a button!

How do I use quick registration?

To use quick registration you just need to register for an inphota account, and complete your profile. It's quick and easy, and allows you to enter an event with just the click of a button!

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What are time challenges?

Time challenges provide a way to register for and complete a real-world course at a convenient time. By pairing your Strava account you can record your time over the selected course using a mobile phone or connected wearable device. Once the activity has been completed you will be added to the leaderboard and will have the opportunity to attempt the course as many times as you like during the event dates to improve your position.

What are challenges?

Similar to time challenges, inphota challenges allow for completion of an activity without the need for a real-world course, or a pre-arranged gathering. By pairing your Fitbit account you can record your activity when convenient, and it will be counted towards the challenge that you register for. You have the opportunity to attempt the challenge as many times as you like during the challenge period to improve your position.

Prizes and rewards will be fulfilled upon completion of the challenge.

When will I appear?

Our leaderboards for this challenge show the best efforts by people who have registered for this contest, and completed a qualifying activity using their wearable device. For time challenges this must be a device which uploads to Strava, otherwise a Fitbit device.

To be considered for the leaderboard you have to follow several steps:

  1. Sign up for the contest that you're interested in
  2. Connect your Fitbit or Strava account to your inphota account so that we know when you attempt the challenge
  3. Complete a qualifying activity (as many time as you like!)
  4. Upload your workout

That's it! Just use your Fitbit or Strava account as you normally would, and we will automatically download the activity and put you on the leaderboard. Please note that this process can take up to an hour after you complete the upload.

If you're having problems, or you've done an effort that isn't appearing after this time, then please get in touch with our in-site chat system.