icon Sponsorship

You may select the reduced entry fee if you pledge to raise a minimum of £40 sponsorship for Watford FC's CSE Trust. After entering, you will be contacted by us to give you further guidance for fundraising. To set up your sponsorship page, please click the Just Giving link below:

Just Giving

Step Up for Shape Up

The event is organised by Watford FC's CSE Trust. Click on the image below to see a video of last year's event.

START TIMES: Participants will be set off in waves from 09:00AM. 

Introducing the third year of Step Up for Shape Up Stadium stair climb Challenge - 

Take on Vicarage Road Stadium!

Online entries:Pay by major credit/debit cards



If you would also like to support this race then contact us at:


icon Registration

Event numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the morning of the race. Registration will open at 08:30am and will close at 09:15am. Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your number.

There will be no entries on the day. Your registration and start wave time will be communicated 1 week prior to the event. 

icon Event Profile

Event Name

Step Up for Shape Up

Event Distance

Every staircase in the Vicarage Road Stadium!


1 lap race classed as stair challenge.




Water will be provided on the course and at the end of the race


Every 100 steps




Step Up For Shape Up: 18+
Challenge Step: 11-17yrs
Mini Step: 6-10yrs


Watford FC's CSE Trust


Rhys.Ratcliffe@watfordfc.com - 01923496391


The higher of a £1 / 6% transaction fee will be added by ATW.


icon Prizes

Medal for all finishers.

icon Course Information

The event starts on the Rookery concourse before completing each stand in an anticlockwise cicruit of the stadium.

This is a one lap event with 1750 steps to climb up and down.

Other Race Information

Charity Pledge

Participants are pledging to raise a minimum of £40 sponsorship for Watford FC's CSE Trust. To set up your sponsorship page, click here.

Event Numbers

Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest/tshirt.


FREE Parking will be provided this year at the venue.

Changing and Toilets

Come changed and ready to run if possible. There will be unsupervised storage for bags and belongings but please leave valuables at home as Watford FC and ATW will not be responsible for lost property. Toliets will be provided.

Time Limit

The Step Up for Shape Up challenge has a maximum time restriction of 120 minutes. After which there may not be marshals and time keepers available.

ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. Instead every person who books an event has the option to purchase "Refund Protection" which allows them to get a full refund of entry fees in the event of an injury, illness or other reasons specified on the policy. The link to claim your refund will be on your confirmation email along with your booking reference number. Terms & Conditions are here


By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions

I hereby declare that (1) I am medically fit to take part and I will do so at my own risk and agree not to hold the organisers responsible in any way for any injury or loss resulting from my participation in the event, prior to, during or after the event. (2) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions should circumstances require. The course is unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams.

LOCATION: Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD180ER

Location: Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford FC, Watford, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, WD180ER