All participants will be charged a registration fee that will not count towards their $100 fundraising minimum. The registration fee is $30 until Jan. 15, 2020, and will be $40 from Jan. 16, 2020 until event day.
What is the fundraising minimum?
$100 Fundraising Minimum: All participants are required to fundraise a minimum of $100. This is in addition to the registration fee. Participants who do not raise the minimum will not be allowed to participate in the Big Climb.
Can I climb if I do not raise the minimum?
No, every participant must raise the $100 minimum by event day in order to participate in Big Climb. If you do not have $100 raised by event day, you can make a self-gift to reach the $100 and allow yourself access to climb. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the minimum age allowed to climb?
All participants must be 8 years of age the day of Big Climb. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
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?
The $100 fundraising minimum must be met by the day of Big Climb, but 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.
Will I receive an event T-shirt?
Big Climb event t-shirts are provided to participants raising $200 or more in recognition of their fundraising efforts. You can also earn additional Big Climb swag by raising more funds!
How do teams work?
When you sign up as a team, you are signing up to climb at the same time slot. The whole team climbs during that time. No exceptions.
Can I change my start time?
No. All start times are final. No exceptions.
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 time should I arrive?
30-45 minutes prior to your assigned start time. Please take into consideration the time it will take you to find parking.
Can my friends and family wait for me at the finish line?
Your friends and family may wait for you at the finish line on the ground floor. No spectator access will be allowed at the finish.
Do I walk back down the stairs?
No, after you have completed the climb, you will take the elevator down to the main floor or to our Big Climb Celebration.
Where do I line up for my climb time?
Announcements with exact details will be made 15 minutes prior to your start time.
Where are water stops?
There will be water stops placed throughout the stairwell, at the finish, and at the festival area.
How can I submit dedication and remembrance photos?
Submit photos of loved ones affected by cancer here. All climbers can submit photos for LLS to display in the stairwell. Individuals who raise $1,000 or teams that raise $2,500 can also request dedication signs.
I would like to volunteer (not climb). Where can I sign up?
Volunteers who assist on the day of the event are crucial to our success, and set the tone for everyone participating. We are grateful for your support! Please click here to sign up to be a Big Climb event day volunteer.