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General Climb Questions

How long does it take most people to climb the tower?
On average, most participants are able to climb in 45 minutes or so roughly the same amount of time as a 5K.

Can I climb with a backpack or my kid?
Please see our event information for all safety information

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising deadline?
Participants will not be able to get their bib until they have met their fundraising minimum.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, as a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are tax-deductible.

What are the registration types?

All participants will receive a t-shirt, bib and medal for participating.

Climber: Take your shot at climbing to 103! This option is best for in-person stair-climbing participants.

Virtual Climber: Climb to 103 from anywhere! Participate virtually by tracking your activity in the weeks leading up to the climb. A bib and t-shirt will be mailed to you.

Climber + Packet Mailed: Want to skip packet pickup? We will send your bib to your in advance. Please note: Your fundraising minimum must be met by Oct. 1 to have your bib mailed.

Hand Cyclist: Hand cycle your way to 103. Join us on event day to cycle the equivalent distance of the climb.

Corporate Sponsor: For our corporate sponsor participants, a registration code from your team captain is required. Corporate sponsor registration and fundraising minimums will vary by team. Participants may choose to climb in-person or virtually. To learn more about corporate sponsorship, please visit our sponsorship page.

What are the registration amounts & fundraising deadlines?

Registration fee: $50

Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $200

In order to receive your bib and t-shirt, you must meet your fundraising requirement.

Fundraising Deadlines: