2016 CF Climb Milwaukee

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Pre-registration is now closed. Day of Registration will take place on Thursday, November 10 from 530pm-615pm at the US Bank Building - Galleria Level. Thank you!

Race results will be available online after the race here!

About CF Climb Milwaukee:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce its 27th year of “going vertical” to defeat cystic fibrosis (CF). CF Climb Milwaukee will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the US Bank Building - the tallest building in Milwaukee! Once participants reach the top, they will have the opportunity to enjoy amazing panoramic views of Downtown Milwaukee before heading down to our post-climb celebration, complete with food, drinks, entertainment, and awards!

General Climb: Each person must pay a $25 registration fee (Early Bird Special: $15 now through Labor Day; Day Of Fee: $35) at time of registration and meet the $50 fundraising minimum prior to participation. Please see the Fundraising Resources for information about raising dollars for CF.           
Please note: Registration fees are not tax deductible and do not count towards the fundraising minimum and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Corporate Team Challenge: Each team must pay a $1,500 registration fee ($1,000 tax deductible) at time of registration. Additional fundraising is optional. Please click here for more details.


5:30-6:15pm                        Check In & Registration
Start for Fire/Police Individuals & Teams
Start for Corporate Teams
Start for Individuals
Start for Combined-Time Teams
Start for Relay Teams
Survivor Party!

How to Register:

To register for CF Climb Milwaukee, please choose the appropriate registration button above (Start or Renew a Team, Join a Team, or Register as an Individual). Here is a list of participant categories: 


Individual (Racer or Walker) – Individual climbs 47 floors, timed
Fire/Police Individual – Individual climbs 47 floors wearing full gear*, timed
Relay Team – 3 individuals climb 1/3 of the way up tagging off in relay fashion, timed
Combined-Time Team – unlimited number of individuals climb 47 floors each, timed ~ the top three times of each team are used to qualify for awards
Fire/Police Team – unlimited number of individuals climb 47 floors each wearing full gear*, timed ~ the top three times of each team are used to qualify for awards
Corporate Teamup to 20 individuals climb 47 floors each, timed ~ the average time of each team will be used to qualify for awards. Please click here for more details.

*Please click here for gear requirements.

Participants will receive a CF Climb T-Shirt and Cinch Bag. T-Shirt sizes are first come, first serve.

Please click here for some frequently asked questions.

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 10K My Team ($10,190.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Kendall's Krew ($6,207.50)
  3 -  POWER TEST ($4,825.00)
  4 -  Alpha Team ($3,195.00)
  5 -  Team Trace-A-Matic ($2,195.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Julie Nilsen ($10,190.00)
  2 -  Self-donation Jeffrey Eineichner ($4,600.00)
  3 -  Mark Nilsen ($2,135.00)
  4 -  Self-donation Helen Butler ($2,100.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Michael Cornell ($1,600.00)

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Volunteer for CF Climb

Would you like to join the volunteer team or do you know someone who would enjoy being a part of a winning team? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. The contribution of each volunteer helps make CF Climb more enjoyable and it helps raise funds to cure cystic fibrosis.

Become a Volunteer

Climb Goal: $75,000.00

Raised: $55,092.00

Donate Now

Climb Details

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Check-in: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Start Time: please see schedule of events
Number of Steps: 47 floors, 94 flights, 985 steps
Location: US Bank Building: 777 East Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI
Event Coordinator Name: Julie Nilsen
Event Coordinator Email: jnilsen@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 262.798.2060

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Please convert cash donations into a money order or check before mailing or bringing to the event.

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