How does the climb work?

All Hustle Chicago stair climb participants are assigned to a 15-minute climb wave and start their individual stair climb within that window. You should plan to arrive and be ready to line up one hour ahead of your assigned climb wave.

The Full Climb sponsored by Omron starts at 7:00 a.m. The Half Climb begins at 8:00 a.m.

You’ll be amazed at how efficiently thousands of climbers move through 875 N. Michigan and up the stairwells. You will spend time in line during the event but we have perfected the climb wave system to minimize your wait as much as possible.

CLIMB WAVES

Each Hustle Chicago® participant is assigned to a “wave” time. Climb waves begin every 15 minutes. You and other climbers assigned to your wave will be allowed to line up at the stairwell entrance approximately 15 minutes prior to your wave time. Climbers are then released into the stairwells in intervals to ensure a safe and regulated event.

The Full Climb sponsored by Omron starts at 7:00 a.m. with waves typically scheduled through 3:00 p.m.

The Half Climb begins at 8:00 a.m. with waves typically concluding by 10:00 a.m.