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Step Up to the Challenge

Day Of Event Details

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Ally Detroit Center
500 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

Event Directions


When do I find out my start time?
Times are assigned by the specific climb you choose and at the discretion of the race director. You will receive your estimated start time by Thursday, February 22, 2018. You should arrive 30 minutes prior to your climb time if you have taken advantage of packet pick-up. If not, plan on arriving about one hour before your estimated climb time. Start time requests are not accepted or accommodated. You must climb with your Flight Group (ie your start time).

What should I bring on event day?
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, appropriate for an intense cardio workout. Bring your bib with you if you took advantage of packet pick-up. If not, pick yours up at the event. Bring any last-minute cash or check donations and turn them in at the packet pick-up tables.

What can I bring in the stairwells?
You may only bring inhalers, iPods, cell phones, and MP3 players into the stairwell with you. There will be water stations in the stairwells. No personal food or beverage is allowed in the stairwell. Due to building regulations, we do not allow participants to carry children while they climb in the stairwells.


Awards will be announced on the website and via email after the climb. There are multiple prizes for the highest fundraisers and the fastest times.

Safety Procedures and Climber Etiquette

To ensure the safety of all climbers and allow for the best experience, please pass slower climbers on the wall without the rail, and let them know you are coming from behind to pass. You should always climb on the rail side of the stairwell. Emergency teams will be located at the bottom and top in case you need assistance. Volunteers will be available at the water stations and every 5 floors to notify them if you need help.

Trained medical personnel will be located at the main level and on the 31st floor for your assistance.

Water Stations

Water stations are located on the main level, floor 21 and floor 31. Signage will be posted to direct you to the nearest water station. Water bottles, Camelpacks or any other liquids are not allowed in the stairwells, as it is a safety hazard. If you do so, they will be confiscated and you may forfeit the remainder of your climb.


Always announce your presence and your intent to pass the slower climber. Climb on the rail side of the stairwell. Pass on the left side.


Please note that all climbers must be at least 7 years old by event day in order to participate. Any climber under the age of 18 must climb with an adult, and must not be left alone under any circumstances. For adults who climb at a faster pace, please note that your child may not be left unattended while you climb. Please make arrangements accordingly. Due to building regulations, your safety, and that of your child, child toting is not allowed.

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