The President’s Cup is back for the 2022 Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge!

All IAFF Affiliate Leaders are eligible to compete for the President’s Cup at this year’s Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge. The race will take place at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park on June 5, 2022 after Challenge the Chief and before the main event. The victor will be declared at the end and presented with the prestigious President’s Cup!

How it Works

Sign up

Sign up by May 27, 2022. A $50/person donation will secure your spot to compete on June 5, 2022.

Fundraise

Fundraise a minimum of $250 in support of Wellspring Calgary to take part in the event.

Climb

Train to climb on June 5 outdoors at Canada Olympic Park in full duty gear!

Win Prizes

The winner will take home the President's Cup and participants are eligible for other prizes!

Who can participate?

The in-person Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is open to firefighters (volunteer, retired, and paid). Only firefighters at the Affiliate Leader level are allowed to participate to win the President’s Cup.

What prizes can I win?

Firefighters who raise the $250 minimum donation and complete their climb will be eligible to win prizes.

Where is the event?

This year’s event will take place in Calgary at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park. Firefighters will climb to the top of the West Track Service Road and back down to the bottom. The West Track Service Road is paved and will be closed to the public for the duration of the event.

Accommodations

We have partnered with the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West and Four Points by Sheraton Calgary West to offer our out of town guests exclusive room rates for event weekend. Both hotels are conveniently located close to Canada Olympic Park.

Where can I train?

Train by climbing stairs in your community, at your fire hall, at home, on a stair climber, or anywhere stairs can be found! Or, if climbing mountains is more your thing, there are lots of hikes to keep you in shape.

To make it easy, we have compiled a map of some public stairs and hiking trails located around Alberta.

Join us online!

Did you know there is a prize for Best Social Media Presence? We want to see you online! Tag us (or use #yycstairclimb) in training photos on social media, share your story online about why you climb, and encourage others to get engaged too. Follow us on social media for training challenges, fundraising tips, and updates on the event.