ABOUT THE BIG D CLIMB
The Big D Climb is
the biggest stair climb in North
Texas. More than
1,300 climbers raced in January 2014 and helped to raise $210,000 for The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. January 31, 2015 will mark the event's 7th
year and our goal is to have more than 1,500 climbers raise more than
$250,000. Can we do it? Absolutely! The Big D Climb has the best
climbers with the biggest hearts. See you at the top!
You! If you don't
want to try it alone, form a team and challenge your friends, family and
co-workers to race you to the top. Simply click on
the link "create a team" on the registration page to climb for a cure
together. Racers must be at least 7 years old or able
to climb independently. For safety reason, children are not able to
Saturday, January 31, 2015. It's a great way to kick off your New Year's Resolution
to lose weight, go to the gym, try new things, get more involved, help a worthy
charity....you name it!
Comerica Bank Tower in
Downtown Dallas. The address is 1717 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.
To find a cure for
leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality
of life for patients and their families. Funds raised through the Big D Climb
go directly to support research, patient aid, patient services, education, and
advocacy. Help us achieve our goal of $250,000!
Online registration opens on July 1, 2014! Sign up early and get entered to win some great
prizes! No refunds will be given if you are unable to attend the event
after registering. Your registration cannot be transferred to another person.
For more details, please visit our FAQ page.
We love to
chat...especially about the Big D Climb! Please don't hesitate to reach
out to LLS staff regarding any questions you may have about the climb, setting
up a team, scheduling a corporate team kick-off, you name it! Contact Melissa
Jacobowski at Melissa.Jacobowski@lls.org or 972.996.5900.
TALK ABOUT TEAMS
over 150 teams at last year's event, the Big D Climb is a perfect event
for companies, schools, community groups, or just those that want to support
the mission of LLS!
How to create a team:
1. Think of a team name. (Have fun with this step!)
2. Form a team online under the "register" tab by clicking the link
"create a team"
3. Tell your teammates your team name so they can select your team to join when
they register by clicking the link "join a team"
4. Recruit teammates and fundraise!
easy was that? If you have questions or need help, please email Melissa.Jacobowski@lls.org or call 972.996.5900.
- You can form a Friends & Family
team, corporate team, or any combination thereof.
- Teams must have a minimum of two people and can have any gender combination. The top
three finish times will be combined to come up with your team finish time.
- Everyone on your team will
have the same start time.
- Regardless of when your
teammates register, your team will all have the same start time. However, please note that last minute teammates may be given a
different start time due to scheduling conflicts.
- Teams are eligible to win race
team medals and fundraising team prizes.
- A team fundraising page is
automatically created which you can customize with your team photo,
company logo, or photo of someone you are honoring or remembering.
Individual pages will be automatically linked to the team page.
JANUARY 31, 2015!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015 - RACE DAY!
7:30am - Climb registration opens
7:45am - Elite Climbers start (Nationally Ranked in Stair Climbing by USA Stair Climbing Association)
8:00am - First Responders Challenge begins
8:30am - All other climbers start
10:00am - Day of event registration closes
12:00pm - Approximate last climber start time
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CLIMB – AFTER PARTY
Continue to celebrate your accomplishment at MAIN STREET GARDEN immediately following the climb! Meet your family and friends and get
your finish time, Big D Climb T-shirt and goody bag. There will also be plenty
of food, fun, and festivities!
Medals will be given to the top male and female finishers, top finishers by age category. Also, there will be awards for the top team in each Challenge Group and for Team Spirit!
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. You will need time to park, stretch and be in line in time for your start time. We will update you on parking locations closer to event day.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
1. Bring a photo ID for security.
2. Indoor restrooms are not available. Portable restrooms are located outside the building.
3. Climbers should wear comfortable clothes. Bring a towel and other things you normally use to work out. Water and cheer stations will be available in several locations along the way to the top.
4. Only climbers, LLS staff, and volunteers are allowed on the top floor. Due to limited space, prepare to meet your family and friends on the ground floor or at the After Party. Check back for more details.
FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE
The race will be done in FULL structural firefighting gear:
boots, pants, and coat (liners intact), helmet and gloves. Hoods will not be
worn. Air WILL be used. Each
firefighter participants is required to use gear which meets current structural
firefighting standards. In the event
that your fire department does not issue bunker gear, boots or helmets that
comply, entrants must use the gear issued by your department that meets the
next most current requirements.
Boots used for the event must meet structural firefighting
standards. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify standards on
their specific brand of boot prior to the competition. Each participant will be
briefly checked prior to entering the stairwell to ensure the proper equipment
is worn during the course of the event. Gear that is found to be not fire
department issue, will subject the participant to disqualification. A
disqualified participant will not be eligible for any individual or team racing
Participants must bring photo ID on the day of the event to
ensure the liability waiver has been signed and to ensure accountability inside
Fire Departments will begin climbing at 8:00 am and will climb in a separate stairwell from the Police Departments.
Police Departments are encouraged to wear their full uniform while competing against other local Police Departments. Police Departments will begin climbing at 8:00 am and will climb in the main stairwell, separate from the Fire Departments.
2015 Honored Heroes:
Joshua & Jude Cobler,
Past Honored Heroes:
2014 Honored Hero:
2013 Honored Hero:
2012 Honored Hero:
Chet Mrha (left)
2011 Honored Hero:
2010 Honored Hero:
Loan Huynh (center)