All participants will be charged a registration fee that will not count towards their $100 fundraising minimum. The registration fee is $40 but increases to $50 one month pre-event.
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 the $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 age minimum 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.
Can I bring donations on climb day?
Yes, we are accepting donations the day of at the check in tent in credit card (preferred), cash, or check (make checks payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Write team name and/or team member name in memo).
Will I receive an event T-shirt?
Big Climb event t-shirts are provided to participants raising $250 or more in recognition of their fundraising efforts. You can also earn additional Big Climb swag by raising more funds!
Can I pick up my packet before event day?
Yes! Come to the North Texas chapter office at 8111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 425, Dallas, TX 75251. If you’re on a team, come on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you’re an individual, come on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note, all team members and individuals must have the $100 fundraising minimum raised for early pick-up. If you are unable to make it to early pick-up, you will be able to pick-up everything you need on event day at check-in.
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.
What if I miss my start time?
If you arrive after your assigned climb time, you will be placed in the next available wave.
Where do I park?
Climbers are responsible for finding their own parking. There is a self-park garage facility for Bank of America Plaza located at the corner of Lamar Street and Main Street across from the building.
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.
Can I bring anything in the stairwell other than my phone?
No, baby backpacks and all other backpacks are not allowed.
What time should I arrive?
30-45 minutes prior to your assigned start time. Please consider the time it will take you to find parking.
Can I register on event day?
Yes, you may REGISTER & CLIMB THE DAY OF as long as the $100 fundraising minimum is met. The current registration fee is $50. Volunteers will be available to assist with day of registrations.
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, there will be an elevator for all participants to go down from the finish once they have completed the climb.
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 the lobby where the starting line is.
Where are water stops?
There will water stops placed throughout the stairwell. There is also water for climbers at the finish and when you return to the festival area.
Are there restrooms onsite?
Yes. There will be portable toilets outside for all climbers, and a restroom in the Summit Club for Climb Masters.
Will food be provided?
Yes, snacks will be provided to all fundraising climbers as well as a meal ticket to redeem one per person at the In-N-Out food truck. Do not remove your meal ticket from your bib until you visit the In-N-Out truck.
Will there be a biergarten this year?
Yes, if you are 21+ please remember to bring your valid photo ID in order to partake in the complimentary biergarten. Do not remove drink tickets from your bib until you visit the biergarten.
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 throughout the stairwell. Individuals who raise $1,000 or teams that raise $2,500 can also request dedication signs. The deadline to submit photos is Thursday, January 16, 2020.