What is the registration fee and deadline?
All participants will be charged a registration fee along with a $100 fundraising minimum. The registration fee will not count towards the climber’s $100 fundraising minimum. The $100 fundraising minimum only applies to individuals 18 and older at the time of registration. The registration fee schedule is as follows:
- $35.00 - Early bird registration (offered to 2016 Summit Club Members and top individual fundraisers and teams)
- $45.00 Regular Registration through 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 26th
- $160.00 Day of event registration (Covers climber’s $60 late registration fee and $100 fundraising minimum). Climbers can register the morning of the climb at Bank of America Plaza from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.
The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. To register as an individual, please click here.
What does the registration fee include?
In addition to giving you access to the biggest stair climb in North Texas, your registration fee includes training recommendations from our training partners, a 2017 Big D Climb T-shirt, access to the official Big D Climb After Party, Participant Handbook, an online personal fundraising page, and the knowledge that you are helping to raise critical funds for blood cancer research.
I want to climb with a friend. How?
If you are climbing with a friend, form a team! Teams consist of three or more people coming together to race. Forming teams is easy - just create a team name when registering (click the "create a team" link) and have everybody on your team register using the same team name (click the "join a team" link). Or just click here!
Do I have to fundraise?
Yes. There is a $100 fundraising minimum. The $100 fundraising minimum only applies to individuals 18 and older at the time of registration.
Why is there a $100 fundraising minimum?
Thanks in part to innovative research funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the survival rates have doubled, tripled, even quadrupled for blood cancer patients. LLS is a driving force behind breakthroughs in treating blood cancers. The power of $100 is truly remarkable! If 2,500 participants each raised $100 we’d be able to put a total of $250,000 towards continuing LLS’s great work. Also, due to building constraints, the event has to be capped at 2,500 participants and we suspect that this year we will SELL OUT! For these reasons, it is vital for the Big D Climb to maximize participant’s fundraising efforts! Thank you in advance for all your help in working towards a cure.
How does the $100 fundraising minimum work?
All participants must raise $100 by climb day on January 28th. If you still have not raised $100 by January 28th, you can either donate at the event to complete your goal or put your credit card on file. If you do not hit your goal by event day, you will be invoiced for the remaining amount. If you do not wish to comply with these rules, participation in future Big D Climb events will not be permissible.
Don't worry - it's easy! Visit our fundraising page or your participant handbook by logging into the participant center to get some ideas. You'll raise money to help the more than one million people living with blood cancers in the United States and earn cool Big D Climb gifts at the same time!
Still have questions? We are here to help. Contact Emile.Blaine@lls.org.