Hustle Chicago Event Details

Find everything you need to know for the day of the event here.

Hustle Chicago® stair climb takes place on Sunday, February 23, 2020 and is Chicago’s premier winter fitness event. Each year more than 4,000 people climb to the top of 875 N. Michigan to raise funds for Respiratory Health Association’s lung disease and clean air education, research and policy change efforts.

Some climb for the individual fitness accomplishment. Others dedicate their efforts to honor or remember a loved one. More than 55% of our participants indicated they or someone they know has been touched by asthma, COPD, lung cancer or other lung diseases.

Learn more about Hustle Chicago stair climb event details in the sections below.

The Course

There are two stair climb categories, the Full Climb sponsored by Omron and the Half Climb, held simultaneously in two separate stairwells.

Start Times

All Hustle Chicago stair climb participants are assigned to a 15-minute Climb Wave and start their individual stair climb within that window.

Entry Fees

Find each climb category’s entry fees and required fundraising minimum.

Hustle Fundraising Support

You can make a difference for clean air and people living with asthma, COPD, lung cancer and other lung diseases as a Hustle Chicago stair climb participant. Fundraising support is available to make it easy.

Lung Health Champions

Check out the numerous benefits you’ll receive as a Lung Health Champion when you commit to raising $1,000.


Learn about the Collegiate, Corporate, Elite and Firefighter Climb Divisions that are part of Hustle Chicago stair climb.

Fleet Feet Team Challenge

Family members, friends and co-workers can join you to train and conquer Hustle Chicago stair climb as a team.

Training and Injury Prevention

We’ve assembled great training tips for Hustle Chicago stair climb, provided by our friends at Fleet Feet, Athletico Physical Therapy and climbers, past and present.

Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites Room Block

Extend your Hustle Chicago stair climb experience and stay pre- or post-event at the official hotel sponsor of Hustle Chicago stair climb. Book your room today.

Packet Pickup

Learn about packet pick-up options, dates and times.

Day of Event

Find everything you need to know to have an excellent Hustle Chicago stair climb event day experience.

Event Results & Awards

Hustle Chicago stair climb is timed with event results and awards available.


Climbers and guests are invited to enjoy food, entertainment, exhibitors, and much more at the Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile! Entrance into the Aurelio’s Pizza Hustle After Party is free for all climbers and guests


Click here to view the Hustle Chicago stair climb sponsors!


Still have questions? Contact us at [email protected] or (312) 628-0200.