What is a Stairclimb?
Stairclimbs are a new breed of competitive physical events that are growing in popularity around the world. These "vertical marathons" are a great way to challenge you physically.
When is the Wichita Stairclimb/5K?
The event will take place on April 21st, 2012. Check in begins at 7:30 AM, the climb starts at 8:15 AM and the 5K starts at 9:30 AM.
When do I arrive?
It is imperative that you get there at least ONE HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME so you can check-in and get your bib and timing chip in a timely manner before your climb time. (Check in begins at 7:30 AM, the climb starts at 8:15 AM and the 5K starts at 9:30 AM.)
How do donations work?
The $25/$35/$40 registration fee helps cover costs of event, such as event t-shirts, free snacks and refreshments, goody-bags, trophies, etc. CLIMBER Participants are asked to fundraise the minimum of $75 per person and are encouraged and challenged to raise more than the minimum. 5K participants are not required but are encouraged to fundraise. All donations go directly to helping in our fight for clean air and healthy lungs. And remember, all donations are tax deductible!
How do I get there?
Directions/Parking: Please see the "Directions" link for directions to Cessna Stadium. Parking is available (directions will be coming soon). Please follow signs.
Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms are available behind Cessna Stadium.
Line monitors will assist you at the Start Line.
How many stairs do I have to climb?
There are four different routes you can choose from.
- Route 1: 1 lap= 43.7 floors for Climbers
- Route 2: 3 lap = 110 floors in Memory of World Trade Center for Fire Fighters and “Thrill Seekers”. (Click here for more info.)
- Route 3: 5k run/walk through out Wichita State University for Runners and Walkers.
- Route 4: 1 lap = 43.7 floors and 5k run/walk for Climbers and Runners.
There will be water stations, medical volunteers and security on the designated stairwells for your safety and convenience throughout the climb, if you need a break or need to exit the stairs.
Can teams do the Climb relay style?
No. All team members must complete the climb from start to finish. No substitutions or relay-style racing will be allowed.
What happens if I need a break or need to exit the stairs early?
Volunteers, security officers and EMT will be stationed accordingly throughout the stadium and the stairwells to ensure your safety in the stadium. If you need to exit, please find the nearest volunteer and he or she will escort you to a safe place or medical assistance.
How do I pass other climbers in the stairs?
If you notice that you are "faster" than other participants, please PASS TO THE LEFT OF THOSE PARTICIPANTS. And if you are walking please stay to the right.
Where is the water?
Water stations are located throughout the Climb and at the Finish line. Refreshments are available at the finish line. Remember to keep hydrated before, during and after the event.
Can we carry stuff on us while we climb?
I-pods/music devices/heart monitors may be used, but must be worn properly. Cords must be tucked, no loose cords may dangle from your body as could cause injury. (If this is seen, staff, volunteers or security may ask you to remove it for safety reasons.)
What about personal belongings?
The American Lung Association will not be responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. There will be a place to check keys but all other personal items should be left at home or in your car.
Can we carry our things in backpacks during the climb?
There will be no backpacks allowed during the climb. Please leave all unnecessary personal belongings with a non-climber, at home or in your car.
What about safety?
All security procedures must be followed. Security officers and EMT will be stationed accordingly throughout the stadium and the stairwells to ensure your safety in the stadium. They will have radio communication in case of any emergency.
How do I view my results?
Official results will be available on our website.
How does timing work?
Every single climber is timed, whether you decide to race or just walk. Even if you are on a team, you can still qualify for individual awards. Team times are calculated by the average of your fastest three climbers.
Are there Awards?
Two weeks after the event, medals and trophies will be awarded for fastest climbers, top fundraisers and largest teams.
How old do I have to be to climb?
No persons under the age of 12 may participate in the Climb/5K. Participants between the ages of 12 and 16 must climb/5K with a parent or guardian. Participants between the ages of 16-18 must have a parent or guardian on site the day of the event.
Any other questions/concerns?
Please contact us at 316-558-3090 and we will be more than happy to assist you!