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Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge 2019

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About CF Climb

Calling all firefighters!

The Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge is a competitive race up 40 floors and 800 steps of the U.S. Bancorp Tower. Firefighter participants are outfitted in over 70lbs of full “combat gear” including Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) commonly used in the line of duty. Participants compete for individual titles in both men’s and women’s categories.

In addition, climbers compete to raise funds in the battle against cystic fibrosis. Since 2009, over a thousand firefighters from across the country and around the world have raised over $1.2 million in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Let’s make “CF” stand for “Cure Found!


Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $100

Minimum Fundraising Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $100 is due on or before event day. If you have met your minimum pledge by the day of the event, we encourage you to keep fundraising. Reach for the stars and earn great rewards and recognition. Even though the minimum is due by the day of the event, you have one month after the event to earn these rewards.  The average amount a participant raises is $380. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable and do not count towards your fundraising minimum. Thank you for adding tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis.

Registration Fee Schedule:
4/8/2019-4/22/2019: FREE
4/23/2019-9/18/2019: $35

Registration fees are non-refundable, are not tax deductible and do not count towards your fundraising total.

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Hamilton Fire Dept ($3,466.00)
  2 -  Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue ($665.00)
  3 -  Gresham Fire ($475.00)
  4 -  Molalla Fire District ($450.00)
  5 -  Spokane Co Fire District 4 ($450.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Brad Mohn ($2,950.00)
  2 -  Self-donation Jamie Dikih ($280.00)
  3 -  Self-donation Matt Silbernagel ($275.00)
  4 -  Tony Sisson ($275.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Ethan Hupp ($250.00)

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Volunteer for CF Climb

Each volunteer helps make CF Climb an incredible event. Would you like to join the volunteer team? Do you have a friend or loved one who may want to be part of this effort as well? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. Every volunteer makes a powerful impact, helping to raise awareness and funds in the CF Foundation’s quest for a cure for this disease.

Become a Volunteer

Climb Goal: $180,000.00

Raised: $23,618.97

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Climb Details

Date: 9/22/2019
Check-in: 7:00 AM
Start Time: 9:00 AM (First Battalion)
Number of Steps: 800 steps or 40 floors
Location: US Bancorp Tower,
Portland, OR
Event Coordinator Name: Joe Boyd
Event Coordinator Email: jboyd@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 503.226.3435

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