At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle is one of the tallest buildings west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 floors, or 1,311 steps, to reach the highly acclaimed Sky View Observatory with breathtaking views of the entire Puget Sound region. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb event raises money through individual and team fundraising, sponsorship and entry fees which is then invested in its mission to fund blood cancer research and support services for patients and their families. In 2018, the Big Climb raised a record-breaking $3,007,080. Big Climb Seattle will be taking place on Sunday, March 24, 2019. 100% of the money raised goes towards LLS' mission to: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Go to: www.bigclimb.org and click the red "Register" button. September 21 - January 31: $50, February 1 - 28: $60, March 1 - 24: $70.
On event day, the first floor of the Columbia Center will have Check-In, Bag Check, T-shirt pickup, and sponsor/vendor booths. Additionally, this is where you will start lining up for your assigned start time for both racers and climbers. The second floor is for Summit Club / VIP members only. Third floor is volunteer check in. The fourth floor is where participants will enter the stairwell! Be prepared to get your start line photo taken here.
While in the stairs, there will be 5 water stops, fans, and all of our participants’ dedication signs as you climb the 69 floors to the top.
After crossing the finish line, you will be able to take in 360° views of the Puget Sound at the newly renovated Sky View Observatory before going to the 40th floor to fuel up and recover.