All participants will be charged a registration fee that will not count towards your fundraising total for incentives. The registration fee is $40 until April 5th but increases to $50 on April 6th until event day.
Is there a fundraising minimum?
There is no fundraising minimum, but all Big Climb participants are encouraged to fundraise for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission. In 2022, Big Climb participants raised an average of $600, set your goal and get started today!
Where do my donations go?
All donations from Big Climb help support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to help improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
When is the fundraising deadline?
To receive a Big Climb Tech T-shirt, you must reach $250 raised prior to the event day. You also have the opportunity to continue to fundraise after the event to further support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure blood cancer. The more you raise, the more you are rewarded. Check out the recognition page for more information.
What is the age minimum allowed to climb?
The National guidance is 8 years or older to climb, however we are leaving it up to the parents/guardian’s judgement. All children will be required to climb with an adult. All participants will sign a waiver. No exceptions.
How do teams work?
When you sign up as a team, you are signing up to climb at the same time slot. Your team captain will submit preferences, when prompted by LLS, for climb times and the whole team climbs during that time. No exceptions.
Can I change my start time?
No. All start times are final. No exceptions.
When will wave times be assigned?
Wave times to be released by April 6, a month prior to the event, via email to the team and/or individual.
What is a Climb Master?
An individual who raises $1,000+ will be named a Climb Master, one of our VIPs for Big Climb Philly. As a VIP you will have access to the Summit Club after you complete your climb. The Summit Club is being held in the Red Zone Lounge of the stadium. Volunteers will guide you.
What time does the event start?
The event doors will open at 8AM with our first climb starting at 9AM.
Can I bring anything with me during the climb other than my phone?
A small fanny pack or baby carrier is allowed. Strollers and big backpacks are not allowed on the climb route.
Is there a bag check area provided?
There will be a free bag check area for personal items in the festival area. Bags must be small enough to fit in a regular brown shopping bag.
What happens if it rains?
The event is rain or shine. If it is raining on event day, please wear appropriate clothing. Participants will not be allowed to climb with an umbrella.
Where can I park?
Free parking is available in K Lot at Lincoln Financial Field.
Can I take public transportation to/from the event?
You can take the broad street line subway right to the stadium area and walk over to Lincoln Financial Field which is about a 10-minute walk.
What time should I arrive?
We ask that you arrive 30-45 minutes prior to your assigned start time so you can enjoy the basecamp festival activities.
Where do I line up for my climb time?
Announcements will be made 15 minutes prior to your start time. You will begin lining up in Pepsi Plaza, where the starting line is as well. Volunteers will guide you after check in.
How many steps will I be climbing?
Participants will climb over 2,000 steps. We utilize open-air stairwells, ramps and most importantly the inside of the stadium bowl seating! Participants will also make their way onto the track of the field and get to run through all the players tunnels as if they were an Eagles player.
Where are water stops?
There will be water stops placed throughout the stadium.
What if I don’t want to climb? Can I still attend?
Anyone is welcome to attend Big Climb Philly! If you decide not to climb, you can enjoy the activities happening at the basecamp festival. All participants, regardless of climbing status are required to register and encouraged to fundraise so they can earn our great incentives.
Can my family come to the event? Where can they wait for me to finish?
Yes! They can meet you at the Basecamp Festival Area. Afterward, both adults and children can have fun at the Big Climb Philly Combine with different activities (corn hole, big Jenga, photo booths) and more!
Will food be available at the event?
Water and pretzels will be available in the Basecamp Festival Area. If you individually raise $1,000 or more, you get access to our VIP Summit Club that includes heavier brunch food and alcohol.
Is tailgating allowed?
Participants are welcome to tailgate in K Lot with their team members pre and post climb.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, dogs and other animals are not allowed on the premises of Lincoln Financial Field.
Are strollers allowed at the event?
Strollers are allowed onsite in the Basecamp Festival Area. No strollers will be allowed on the climb route.