This event takes place at THE BOW building in downtown Calgary (500 Centre Street SE). The climb will take approximately 4.5 hours from first climber to start the climb to last climber to exit the building. Firefighters will start their climbs approximately 20 seconds apart. Teams from the same fire department and City will be grouped together around the same start time. A bag-check area where you can drop off personal items and street clothes will be located near THE BOW (exact location TBA).
EVENT DAY Schedule (APPROXIMATE)
7:30am Bag Check/ Race Package Pick Up / Cash & Cheque Donation Drop-off opens
8:15am Opening ceremonies
9:00am Firefighters start the climb
Aprox. 3:00pm Last firefighter finishes the climb
There will be a BBQ for firefighters from approximately 10:30am to 2:45pm.
Due to space limitations, spectators are not allowed inside THE BOW building during the climb. There will be a jumbotron on the street in front of the BOW where friends & family can watch you cross the finish line on floor 55.
For our out of town guests, we will have a preferred hotel ready to host you and your family with an exclusive event rate. Please watch for updated information on accommodations so that you can book your stay in beautiful downtown Calgary, Alberta.
In addition to your personal challenge of climbing 775 feet (on top of 3400 feet of elevation), you’ll be climbing to raise funds and awareness for an important local charity, Wellspring Calgary. For every $150 you raise one Wellspring member will have access to free programs and resources for an entire month. Your climb will make a real difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. Thank you!
Once you register, you will be provided with a personal fundraising page. Here you can track your progress, post your picture and story, tell us why you’re climbing and fundraising for the event. You’ll also be able to send a fundraising link to friends, family and colleagues asking for donations.
If you know of someone who wanted to donate to you but who gave to the overall event instead, have them contact Wellspring Calgary. We’ll make sure their donation will go to support your fundraising efforts. Call or email Karen O’How at (587) 747-0260 ext. 1005 or email@example.com.
Do you use Facebook? Are you on Twitter? Use your social media pages to earn donations, tell your network about your climb, and increase awareness of Wellspring.