All participants will be charged a registration fee that will not count towards their $150 fundraising minimum. The registration fee is $40 but increases to $50 one month pre-event.
What is the fundraising minimum?
$150 Fundraising Minimum: All participants are required to fundraise a minimum of $150. 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 $150 minimum by event day in order to participate in Big Climb. If you do not have the $150 raised by event day, you can make a self-donation to reach $150 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 $150 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 $250 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. Your team captain will submit preferences, when prompted by LLS, for climb times and the whole team will climb 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 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, you will take an elevator down from the finish once you have completed the climb.
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 water stops placed throughout the stairwell, at the finish, and at the festival area.