Race To The Top

  • April 20, 2013 · 7:15 AM
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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!

http://www.charlottesports.org/racetothetop/

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.

Climbers

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

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    what a great experience! Thanks Marie and Amy for having a little bit of craziness like me to do this with me :-)

    April 22, 2013

  • marie-elena l.

    Thank you, Liz.......I needed that!!!!!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone decides to join at the last minute looks like there is still room for flight 10. I will be there for registration round 10am

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Liz! Yes - I am attending. Three of my friends have also decided to do the race in flight 8 - woo hoo! :) Looking forward to meeting you and getting an awesome workout!! :)

    April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good, Liz! They should probably let you switch your time if that flight isn't full... If not we'll see you off and then you can cheer us on! Let me know. :)

      April 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also let me know where to find you. I'll probably be wearing a hot pink shirt and black cropped pants. I'm also 5'10" so I should stand out - haha.

      April 15, 2013

  • Kelly

    I'll be out of town

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Way to go, Ladies!!! Not attending but admire those who are!!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello ladies please update your rsvps if you are not attending this event. If so please post what time is your flight time. Amy if you are still attending I will check some time this week to see if I can change my time. Looking forward to this! Not sure if I'll make it but will definitely try my hardest!!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just registered for flight 8 at 11:10. Flight 7 was full. Y'all can cheer for my slow butt after you finish. :)

    March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      don't worry Amy you will probably catch up to me :-) i'll see if maybe i can change my time...will let you know

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to participate! Going to check my calendar tonight!

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello ladies I have registered for this event as of this evening for the following: Flight 7
    10:50 AM, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Please update your rsvps once you have registered with the time slot you got and hopefully we will all have the same time.

    February 19, 2013

  • Ann

    Could have done early in the day but heading out of town that day and won't be able to do later time :-( Maybe next year!

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all will be registering this weekend (2/16) for the 10:50am slot. As you register please update your rsvp that you have registered and for what time slot.

    February 12, 2013

  • Ann

    Hey Liz,
    Not sure if you have have looked at in detail-I have been studying to try and decide if it is really something I can do. The beginner category times don't start climbs until 1050 with latest check-in times at 1020 (we could sleep in!!!) There were only 200 and some participants last year (fastest times 7 mins or so and slowest I think was 45 mins). So far none of the flight groupings for any level are closed-so there doesn't seem to be a huge rush to register. Definitely need to get to the gym and get on the stair machine!!! Guess steps at Davidson college stadium would be great too!! Good luck to everybody :-)

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello ladies I will send out a reminder around Feb 1 for everyone to go ahead and register so we can do it around the same time. I'll wait till then in case we all chicken out :-) I'll keep an eye out to see if they tell us how many slots are available just in case we need to register earlier since they only allow 750 participants. Remember to keep climbing those stairs (need to take my own advise)

    January 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's Do It!!! (I may regret this!)

    December 14, 2012

  • Ann

    Starting my training today!!!

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to do this last year, but found out late!!!! I'm excited!'n

    December 11, 2012

  • teresa f.

    Ready for the challenge

    December 11, 2012

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