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 Saint Louis Stairclimb?
The event will take place on March 10, 2012. Check in begins at 7:00 AM and the climb starts at 8:00 AM.
When do I arrive?
It is imperative that you get there at least 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME.
How do donations work?
All donations not previously turned in can be brought to the event and turned in at the pledge turn-in table in the lobby. Why doesn't my registration fee count towards my fundraising goal? The registration fee helps cover costs of event, such as event t-shirts, free snacks and refreshments, plaques, etc. Participants are asked to fundraise the minimum of $100 per person and are encouraged and challenged to raise more than the minimum. 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 the Met. Parking is available for free to Climb participants in the Met’s parking garage. The entrance is located off Pine Street.
Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms are available in the lobby of the Met and at the afterparty. Once you start the race, restrooms will only be available on break floors. When you cross the finish line, you must take the elevator back down to the lobby to use the restrooms.
Line monitors will assist you at the Start Line. All participants must be in numerical order and will go off every10-seconds.
How many floors do I have to climb?
You will climb 40 floors in the Met. 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 building and the stairwells to ensure your safety in the building. 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 stairwells?
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, feel free to use the hand rails.
Where is the water?
Water stations are located on floors 9, 21 and 29 and at the Finish line. Refreshments are available at the afterparty on 6th Street. 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.). Medical needs such as insulin pumps and inhalers are permitted. No purses, bags, etc will be permitted in the stairwell.
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 building and the stairwells to ensure your safety in the building. They will have radio communication in case of any emergency.
How do I view my climbing results?
Official results will be available at http://www.fleetfeetstl.com/.
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?
30 Minutes after the last climber finishes, plaques will be awarded for fastest climbers, top fundraisers and largest teams at the awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the afterparty stage on 6th Street.
How old do I have to be to climb?
No persons under the age of 10 may participate in the Stairclimb. Participants between the ages of 10 and 16 must climb 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.
Want to be a part of the event, but can’t climb stairs or make it on event day? You can join your friends and family on a team or participate as an individual by becoming a Virtual Participant.
The Virtual Participant program is designed for those who cannot climb but would like to show their support. By registering as a Virtual Participant you will gain access to all the same fundraising tools available to other participants. You can even create or join a team. This program is perfect for family members and friends who do not live in the area, cannot climb the stairs, or will be out of town on event day.
To become a Virtual Participant, select the Virtual Participant option when registering. Virtual climbers must pay the registration fee, but do not need to meet any fundraising minimums. Virtual climbers will receive a tee shirt.
Any other questions/concerns?
Please contact Amy Lewandowski at 314-645-5505 x 1004 and she will be more than happy to assist you!