Elite Climb

If you’re among the fastest on two feet, you may be eligible to join the Elite Climb.

The first place male and first place female receive a complimentary registration for themselves and the first spots in the following year’s Elite Climb.

The Elite Climb will begin at 7:00 a.m. on event day.



Qualifying criteria to be considered for the Elite Climb:

  • Results must be from a comparable stair climb, at least 50 floors+, such as:
    • Canada Life CN Tower Climb for WWF (Toronto, Canada)
    • Empire State Building Run-Up (New York, NY)
    • Hustle Chicago® stair climb (Chicago, IL)
    • Step Up for Kids (Chicago, IL)
    • SkyRise Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • If you have competed in a comparable climb (greater than 50 floors) that is not listed above, please include the details of that climb (web address and/or contact information of the race organizers.)
  • You must have placed in the overall top 25 finishers, male or female.
  • Your submitted time must be within the last 3 years.

How to apply:

Register as an individual for the 94-floor climb and pay the entry fee.  
Please note: it is not possible to be on a team and participate in the Elite Climb.

Submit your results via: a screen shot, an attached finisher’s certificate, an attached print out from an online results page (please highlight or circle your name and time) or a link to your individual race results (please ensure your name and results are the ONLY ones appearing on the page).

After registering please submit your qualifying results to [email protected] with the subject “Elite Climb Application”. Qualifying results must be submitted by December 31, 2019.

All applicants will be notified in mid-January if they have been accepted into the Elite Climb.