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Sunday, November 7, 2021


Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

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Packet Pick-Up

In order to pick up your packet and participate in SkyRise Chicago 2021 you must meet your fundraising minimum of $300, which does not include registration fee. If you have not met your minimum you will not be able to pick up your packet and participate in the event. Donations can also be made at packet pick-up.

Where: Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

When:  Friday, November 5,  10 am – 6 pm
             Saturday, November 6, 9 am – 3 pm

Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m. - Race site opens

7:00 a.m. - First wave of climbers

11 a.m. - Last wave of climbers. Doors close promptly at 11:15 a.m.

Arrival Times

Be on time for your climb. Please arrive at Willis Tower 20 minutes before your assigned start time. Hand cyclists are asked to go directly to the Hand Cycle Arena; climbers will be asked to report to the staging area for climber line-up. Please note: Last climb time is at promptly at 11:00 a.m. and doors will close at 11:15 a.m.

Bibs & Timing Bands

All participants must pin their numbered bibs on their shirts. Your timing chip is attached to your bib. Please do not remove.

Climb Time Waves

Climbers will begin their ascent up the Willis Tower in waves every 15 minutes. Assigned wave times will be printed on your bib. Participants are asked to arrive at our staging area at the Willis Tower 15 minutes prior to the designated wave time. 

Climbing Instructions

Gear Check

Space is limited. Gear check is available. Please bring your packet pick up bags for gear check. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate the storage of luggage and large bags; we will not be able to accept such large items in gear check. Please do not check valuables, as we cannot be held responsible for your items.


Access to the SkyDeck is for climbers only. Spectators may wait on the Lobby Level.


Water will be available in the lobby, at the finish line on floor 103 and at 6 additional water out stations through the stair climb.


Restrooms are available prior to entering the stairwell. For accessible restroom please see Customer Service on the lobby level. Restrooms are not available in the stairwells. Please remember to use the facilities before your climb.

Medical Assistance

Emergency medical crews will be on site for those who need assistance during the event. Red phones located inside the stairwells can connect you directly to Willis Tower security.


Donations can be dropped off at in the Customer Service area. Checks should be made payable to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. They may also be mailed to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab c/o Advancement, 355 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Get more information on contact us or our sponsorship page.

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