The breakfast challenge is back - sign up now to run
In support of Galvin’s Chance, London Hilton on Park Lane will again welcome runners on Friday 31st May 2013 at 8.30 am from the worlds of hospitality, sport, business and the general public.
The Mayfair Park and Tower Race incorporates a 4.5 km sprint around the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park followed by a gruelling tower run up the 475 stairs of London Hilton on Park Lane to Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant on the 28th floor. After rising to the challenge, the runners will have the chance to recover and re-hydrate with a champagne breakfast in the restaurant at the top of the 331 foot tall hotel.
Last year's race included Monica Galetti, Senior Sous Chef at Le Gavroche, Galvin’s Chance founder and Galvin at Windows general manager, Fred Sirieix, and Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Hilton Worldwide.
2012’s male winner was Alan Murchison, finished in an electric and race record-breaking 17 minutes and 21 seconds. Niki Bruce took the top honours for female participants, finishing in exactly 18 minutes. Could you beat our 2012 runners? Click here for the 2012 race results
Thanks to the generosity of all our runners we raised more than £20,000 in 2012 for the Hilton in the Community Foundation's into-work programme, Galvin’s Chance. Galvin’s Chance is an innovative into-work programme for young people aged 18-24 who may be ex-offenders or who are deemed disadvantaged, including those ‘at risk’ of gang culture. It offers young Londoners training, mentoring and a series of apprenticeships in some of London’s finest hotels and restaurants as part of a course to equip and support them into full-time employment. The project was initiated by Chris Galvin and Fred Sirieix at the Galvin at Windows restaurant, the finish point for the race. Galvin’s Chance is a charitable initiative of Hilton in the Community Foundation and is delivered in partnership with Hilton Worldwide, The Springboard Charity, London Probation, and various four and five-star hotels and fine-dining restaurants in London.
Speaking at last year's race, Galvin’s Chance founder and Chef de Patron at Galvin at Windows, Chris Galvin said, “Galvin’s Chance is about giving young people a chance. Sometimes it is simply a case of showing what great opportunities exist out there. Despite the vital contribution hospitality makes to the economy, front-of-house is still a woefully misunderstood part of our business. But it is everything! Galvin’s Chance gives young people the chance to get a foothold and get ahead in this exciting and diverse sector."
Why not register to run now and make a difference to a young person's life?