Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb - Charlotte, NC

525 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Climbing Details 

How long is the T2T Tower Climb at the Museum Tower?
You will be climbing up to the 43rd floor – that’s 765 steps.

How many steps are there per flight? 
The number of steps varies per flight. There are a total of 765 steps. 

Do I have to climb all the way to the 43rd floor in order to participate in the T2T Tower Climb? 
No, there will be a bail out floor available during the climb on floor 20.  A water station will also be available on floor 20. 

Will there be medical assistance if necessary?
There will be medics on the premises in the event of an emergency.

Will hallways be included in the climb distance?
Yes, participants will pass through a couple of hallways during the climb. 

What direction does the stairwell wind?
The stairwell winds to the right until the 12th floor and then will wind to the left until the top. 

Is there a limit on how many people can register?
No! The more the merrier.

How long does the T2T Tower Climb take?
This depends on your fitness level as well as speed and time spent resting. Everyone will finish at a different pace. Competitive Climbers may finish the 43-story climb in less than 8 minutes, while non-competitive participants will likely finish in 15-45 minutes.

Is this a timed climb?
Yes. Each climber will get a timing chip. In order to receive an accurate time, please make sure your bib is clearly visible on the front of your shirt. Check back shortly for information on wave assignments and the link to the website with official results!

I might get tired and be unable to finish, what should I do?
Slower climbers should move to the left, allowing faster climbers to pass on the right. If you cannot complete the climb, just find a volunteer or staff member who can escort you to the nearest rest area and direct you to an elevator. 

I’m a first responder; can I wear my bunker/turnout gear, scott packs, etc.?
Yes, you may wear turnout gear. We encourage it!

What is a "Competitive Climber”?
A Competitive Climber is a stair climber who routinely participates in stair climb events and can run up the stairs, completing the climb in a very fast time.

Can I bring my cell phone?
While it is strongly discouraged, you may bring your cell phone.

Packet Pick-up

When can I pick up my registration packet (bib and t-shirt)?
Packet pick up will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Charlotte Running Company located at 1412 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. On Sunday, April 30, 2023 (day of event), you can pick up your bib and t-shirt starting at 7:00 am at the Museum Tower. All climbers MUST have a bib in order to participate.

Event Day Information

What time should I arrive at Museum Tower?
The event will begin at 8:00am with a ceremony. The first climbers will start promptly at 8:30am. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:00am (earlier if you plan to pick up your bib that morning).

Where is the Museum Tower building?
525 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Is parking available?
Parking is available in a public lot in the Duke Energy building garage.  Street parking is also available.

Can my friends and family wait for me at the finish line on the 43rd Floor?
Unfortunately, spectators are unable to visit the 43rd floor to meet with participants. The reunion area is at our street party on The Levine Avenue of the Arts. 

Will I receive an event t-shirt?
Yes. All participants in the T2T Tower Climb will receive an event t-shirt and finisher's medal. T-shirts can be picked up at the designated packet pick-up location.

Registration  Details

What is the entry fee for the T2T Tower Climb?
The entry fee for adult climbers aged 18 years old or over  is $50. Entry fee for children 17 and under is $20. First Responders and military entry fee is $35. 

On Monday, April 3, 2023 REGISTRATION WILL OFFICIALLY INCREASE TO $60 for adult and competitive registration options. First Responders/military and children 17 or under will remain at $35 and $20 respectively. 

Is there a minimum age to participate?
No, there is no minimum age to participate.  Children 17 and under must have parent permission to participate.

When is the deadline to register for the T2T Tower Climb?
Anyone can register for this event up until the start of the climb. Please note there will be an increase in registration pricing as the event date approaches: 

On Monday, April 3, 2023 REGISTRATION WILL OFFICIALLY INCREASE TO $60 for adult and competitive registration options. First Responders/military and children 17 or under will remain at $35 and $20 respectively. 

Is any portion of my entry fee tax-deductible?
No. The entry fee helps cover the cost of producing the T2T Tower Climb, and includes a participant t-shirt. This is why fundraising is so important! All donations made or raised above and beyond your entry fee are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

 If I am no longer able to make it to the T2T Tower Climb after registering, can I get a refund or have someone else climb in my place?
No, participation is non-transferrable and registration fees are non-refundable. Your registration fee will become a fully tax-deductible contribution.

Why is it required to answer YES or NO to the Covid-19 vaccination question?
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has followed all protocols and guidelines implemented since COVID-19 was first declared a pandemic. Each city and state currently have their own regulations in place, and Tunnel to Towers must be prepared and collect all data for whatever new guidelines may be implemented.   

Being vaccinated is not a requirement for this race. Your medical information is private and the Foundation does not share that or any other personal information.   

Team Information

How do I form a team?
You can form a team while you register online by selecting the option to "Create a Team". You will become the Team Captain and will be asked to enter the Team Name. Those who wish to join your team can then register by selecting the option to "Join a Team." 

Is there a limit on team size?
No - sign up as many teammates as you can!

I am a Team Captain. Can I enroll all members of my team at one time? 
Yes! You can register multiple members of your team at one time!

Can I pay for my whole team by company check?
Yes, a team can submit one check from its company for every team member's registration fee.

How do we register our company team if paying by check?
Please contact Charlotte@t2t.org if you plan to pay by company check.

Fundraising Information

Can I still fundraise beyond the event date?
YES! We encourage everyone to raise additional funds up until July 1, 2023 to qualify for cool incentive prizes. 

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