Event Details

Event Day Schedule

Time Event
7:30 am
Race package pick up opens
8 am
Bag check opens
8:15 am
Opening ceremonies and Top Fundraisers announced
9 am
Challenge the Chief climb begins
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Firefighters climb*
10 am - 1 pm
BBQ open for participants
1 pm
Closing ceremonies and Fastest Climbers announced

*Firefighters have been assigned a climb time between 9:30am and 12:30pm.

Getting There

Parking and getting there

Parking is free at Canada Olympic Park. Visit the site map to see what parking lots are available and where to go on event day. Not familiar with Canada Olympic Park? Learn how to get there.  

Event Day FAQs

Bring any cash and cheque donations to race package pick-up on Saturday, June 4. Donations received by 6 pm will count towards your fundraising total. Please complete this cash and cheque form with full donor information and bring it along with you so we can issue tax receipts to your donors. You may also bring cash and cheque donations to the event on June 5, however, they will not count toward top fundraiser prizes.

Firefighters must participate in full duty gear. Gear should be the same as the gear assigned to you by your department meeting NFPA 1971-2007 standards for structural firefighting. Duty gear will not be provided for you. Please do NOT bring any SCBA as these will be provided for you.

All participants will receive a complimentary BBQ lunch. Our BBQ runs from 10 am – 1 pm. Please note that the BBQ is only for participants, however, WinSport has several food options around their campus for spectators. 

Yes! Due to space limitations and for safety reasons, spectators are asked to avoid the start and finish lines during the climb. There will be a screen in the Festival Tent where friends and family can watch climbers cross the finish line.

Race package pick-up will take place at the Canada Olympic Park Festival Tent from 3-7 pm on Saturday, June 4th. There will be a casual reception and meet and greet from 3:30-6:30pm. Please stop in, enjoy a cash only bar and complimentary snacks, and meet some of your fellow climbers. Those who can’t make it on Saturday can pick up their race package at the event on June 5.

Yes, there will be a free bag check for those who need it.

No, you do not need to check in upon arrival. If you have not already picked up your race package on Saturday, June 4, you will need to head to the race package pick up table in the Festival Event before your climb.

Participants have been assigned a climb time between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Climb times can be found here. During the event, groups will be called to muster apprx. 10 minutes before their climb time.