Think you can make it back to the top? This year 750 climbers will have the chance to beat down gravity and race to the top of the Duke Energy Center's 50th floor, as they compete against the clock. This years' Race To The Top will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013, starting at 8:30 am and registration begins at 7:30am.
Registration is done individually and starts on Jan 1 for $35 or $30 if you would like to volunteer. Please try to register as soon as possible after Jan 1 so we can all have around the same flight time. Wanted to just get this out now so everyone can start climbing stairs at home, work, at the mall, etc etc.
If any of you have children older than 13 years old get them out on those stairs!
Packet Pick Up
Packet pickup will occur on the day of the event. All participants can arrive at their pre-registered times to check-in and receive their t-shirts, bibs, & chips. Times vary based upon flight time.
A cap of 750 Climbers has been set for 2013. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate.
Race Day Information
Participant check-in will start at 7:30 am at the Duke Energy Center and be staggered based off of your flight time. Flight times are based off of your perceived level of experience with a tower run. The experience levels determine when your flight time will be.
The Course & The Race
Duke Energy Center
550 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Race To The Top begins at 8:30 am where each individual climber will take off every 15 seconds from the start line. The Race To The Top is a 50-floor full climb with a total of 1,194 steps. The amount of steps per floor varies throughout the building.
Race To The Top is an individually timed event where climbers will be competing against the clock for the fastest time. There will be four (4) water stops and bailout points along the course. Water, Restrooms, and Bailout.
Bailout points and water stops are located on the 14th, 26th, 34th and 50th floors