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ABOUT THE CLIMB AND RUN

Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association's annual Earth Day event at the Calgary Tower. This event provides you the unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs inside the Calgary Tower. The day is filled with entertainment, including an outstanding Wild Alberta Expo where you can learn more about Alberta's wilderness, wildlife and wild waters. You will have a terrific time and be eligible for outstanding prizes.

The athletic events are divided between the individual climbs, team climbs, and the individual Run for Wilderness. People of all ages, individuals and teams are welcome to participate. If you are aged 2 to 102 this is your Earth Day event.

The 2014 event on April 26, 2014 marks the 23rd annual Climb and 12th annual Run for Wilderness!

We have online payment for both registration and sponsorship.

Individual Climb 

  • All climbers start at the base of the Calgary Tower.
  • Those competing for multiple climbs should be prepared for the start time of 8:30 AM. You will have four hours to complete as many climbs as you can before the stairwell closes at 12:30 PM. (Note that the registration desk closes at 10:00 AM.)
  • For each climb to count, it must be checked off at the start gate by a designated staff member when you pass by on the way into the tower. It is your responsability to ensure that your name is checked off every time you pass by — unrecorded climbs cannot be included retroactively.
  • For those who will not compete for multiple climbs but want to climb more casually, the start time available is 8:30 AM as well. The last non-competitive climber will be allowed into the stairwell at 10:00 AM.
  • Registration forms are available here.

Team Climb 

Take the challenge!

Corporations, schools, clubs, sports groups, families and friends — register four climbers as a team and compete for great team prizes. If your team raises the most sponsor money, you and your team mates will WIN A FABULOUS PRIZE!

  • Team members start climbing at 8:30 AM. You will have four hours to complete as many climbs as you can; the stairwell closes at 12:30 PM.
  • For each climb to count, it must be checked off at the start gate by a designated staff member when you pass by on the way into the tower. It is your responsability to ensure that your name is checked off every time you pass by — unrecorded climbs cannot be included retroactively.
  • A team is defined as 4 members.
  • Entry fee is $500.00 (Fee waived with sponsor donations of $500.00)
  • Team captain is responsible for registering the team; individual team members must still sign the waiver (see below).
  • Each member of your team is required to complete and submit a single team member registration form, including signing the waiver. (This can be done online.)
  • Please feel free to contact our office at (403) 283-2025, or c4w@abwild.ca.
  • Get your sponsors to pledge your achievements online — click here for direct payment.
  • Teams receive limited edition lapel pins and t-shirts.
  • A team photo will be posted on the C4W website.
  • An opportunity to compete for outstanding prizes!
  • Teams must pre-register to compete for the multiple climb competition.
  • The team climb is held on the same day as the regular climb, April 26, 2014.

Run for Wilderness 

This is a timed event. You will have your results available within the hour after the race. Timing for the event is provided by Gord's Running Store and Springbok Consulting. It is a great race season warm-up and you will race with some of the best for 1km and then ascend the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower. You'll have lots of fun and there are outstanding prizes for race winners in more than one category!

  • The course is a 1km race around the base of the tower, followed by an 802 stair climb up to the finish line at the top.
  • The race starts at 8:00 AM sharp.
  • Racers must pre-register due to the early start time for the race.
  • Package and bib pick-up is from April 16 until April 19 at the AWA office.
  • The race is held on the same day as the climb, April 26, 2014.
Event Times
All runners and climbers start at the base of the Calgary Tower at their designated times:
* Racers 8am prompt
* Teams 8:30am–12:30pm
* Individ. 8:30am–12:30pm
* Elite 7:30am–12:30pm
 
(Registration ends 10:00am)
 
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