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16th Annual Tackle the Tower Stair Climb Race & Walk

  • Terminal Tower at Tower City Center 848 Public Square Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States (map)


Do you have what it takes to TACKLE THE TOWER? Join more than 1,000 people of all ages as they tackle the stairs of the historic Terminal Tower. Events include a timed race, Fun Walk, Kids Climb, Elite Runner Race, and Team Challenge to promote health and well-being in the workplace. All climbers finish at the Terminal Tower Observation Deck, one of the best views of our beautiful city! That's 42 floors totaling 802 steps!

Make sure to stay and cheer on firefighters in full gear and our favorite sports team mascots as they race up the stairs.

All preregistered participants are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Additional fundraising is encouraged and rewarded. Create your own personal fundraising webpage and invite your friends and family to pledge their support as you Tackle the Tower! Raise at least $150 and receive a waterproof jacket with microfleece lining. 


Race Day Registration: 7 am
Fun Walk: 8 am
Kids Climb: 8:35 am - Children 10 & under
Mascot Mania: 9 am
Elite Division: 9:30 am - Finish time under 6 minutes in the past two years
Preregistered Runners Start: 9:50 am
Firefighter Climb: 10:30 am
Preregistered Runners continue: 11:10 am

Race Day Registrants will start after the LAST preregistered runner. Please check the start times when they are posted so you have an idea of when you may start.

Runners will choose a group during the registration process.

Team Challenge
Start a race team in one of three divisions: Female, Male, or Co-Ed. All teams must have four members. Co-Ed teams must be two females and two males.

Awards will be given to top overall females, overall male, and overall firefighter and top three teams in each division. All awards will be mailed after the event.

Entry Fees
Race/Walk: $28/$33 Race Day
Kids Climb: $12

Online registration will close Friday, February 2, 2018 at 9 am.

Earlier Event: May 19
Pull Tab Palooza
Later Event: April 27
A Night at the Races