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What is Big Climb MPLS?

Big Climb MPLS is an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind stair-climbing event, providing an opportunity for you to challenge yourself, climb a whole bunch of stairs, like, 1,272 of them, and fundraise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Each year, hundreds of people climb 775 feet, giggle at motivational memes, stop and get refreshed, gawk at the view from the top, do a little dance at the end, scarf down some beef jerky, and help raise money that is saving lives. Check out how much fun we had last year! 


You! If you don't want to try it alone, form a team and challenge your friends, family, and co-workers to race you to the top of Capella Tower. Climbers must be at least 8 years old.


Saturday, February 17, 2018. Event check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. Start times will be emailed the week before to participants who reach the $75 fundraising minimum.


Capella Tower - 225 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402


We're climbing up to take cancer down! Funds raised through Big Climb MPLS support lifesaving blood cancer research, patient aid, patient services, education, advocacy, and help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives! Help us crush our goal of $225,000.  


Sign up today for a leisurely climb or a challenging race up 53 or 105 floors. Registration is only $40. Fundraising minimum is $75. 

In addition to giving you access to the biggest stair climb in Minnesota, your registration fee includes an online personal fundraising page, fundraising tools, the chance to earn sweet incentives, and dedicated staff to help you reach your fundraising goals. 

And the best part, reaching the fundraising minimum (and going way over!!), will give you the knowledge that you are helping to raise critical funds for blood cancer research that is saving lives - TODAY. See where your fundraising dollars are going here! 

There is also great fundraising incentives, an official Big Climb MPLS t-shirt, timing chip, super fun morning of entertainment, food, refreshments, festivities, and............a whole lot of stair climbing!  

Fitness Group Challenge 

Join the Fitness Group Challnege to show Minneapolis who is Big Climbs most elite fitness group/gym! You will compete against other fitness groups or gyms located in and around the Minneapolis area. Raising money and climbing those stairs is how you win. Come out, have fun, and let's show the world what Minny is made of! Click here for a full outline of details.

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Firefighters & First Responders

Every day, first responders climb and conquer in pursuit of helping someone in need. It is just part of what they do! It is an honor to have first responders from accross the nation partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to not only climb, but to help in finding a cure. 

Firefighters will climb in full structural gear. Challenge your neighboring Fire Chiefs and departments to compete against you.

To coordinate air drop off and get more details contact BigClimbMPLS@LLS.org

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More Questions? 

Check out our FAQ or reach out to us at BigClimbMPLS@LLS.org