All participants will be charged a registration fee that will not count towards your fundraising total for incentives. The registration fee is $40 but increases to $50 one-month pre-event.
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 2021, Big Climb participants raised an average of $350, 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 your raise, the more you are rewarded. Check out the recognition page for more information.
What is the age minimum allowed to climb?
All participants must be 8 years of age on the day of Big Climb. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
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.
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 take in to 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, 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 as well.
Where are water stops?
There will be water stops placed throughout the stairwell. There is also water for climbers at the finish and when you return to the festival area.
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws. Please check with your financial advisor if you have more questions.