The Challenge:

Are you tougher and faster than Calgary Fire Chief Steve Dongworth?  Prove it!

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, hundreds of firefighters from across North America will be climbing the stairs of Calgary’s BOW Building, one of Western Canada’s tallest buildings, in the highest elevation firefighter stairclimb in the world. Funds raised from the stairclimb will support firefighters and citizens living with cancer. This is an event closed to the public UNLESS you and/or your team think that you can beat the Chief.

 

The Main Event:

Calgary is poised to cheer on the brave ones who will ascend the 775 vertical feet – 1,204 steps – of THE BOW Building, in full firefighter duty gear. The climb starts at 3,400 feet above sea level, and is the highest elevation firefighter stairclimb in the world! Firefighters and challengers will have the opportunity to be timed wearing full firefighter duty gear, including air packs without a facemask.

Challengers will open the main event by racing the Chief up the stairs of the BOW building with the winner being announced on stage at the end of the stairclimb.

Do YOU have what it takes?

To register for Challenge the Chief, please contact Karen O’How, Events Manager, at events@wellspringcalgary.ca or 587-747-0260 ext. 1005.

Key supporters of this event include:

  • Calgary Firefighters Benevolent Society
  • Calgary Fire Department
  • Calgary Firefighters Association IAFF Local 255
  • Wellspring Calgary
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