38th Annual IDS Climb

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About CF Climb

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Online registration is now closed. You can register for the climb onsite only. 


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Join us on March 2nd for our 38th Annual IDS Climb, which is our chapter's longest running event! This challenging and unique fitness event allows participants to climb over 1,200 steps up the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis! Whether climbing to improve timing or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the day with co-workers, friends and family while “Adding Tomorrows” for people with cystic fibrosis. At the end of the climb, participants will celebrate at a finish-line party complete with delicious food and great entertainment! 

Fitness Climb (Timed, Competitive) 
Public Safety Climb (Timed) 
General Climb (Not Timed, Non-Competitive) 

Registration Fee: $25 
Registration fees are non-refundable, are not tax deductible and do not count towards your fundraising total. 

NEW 2019 Climb Shirt - design reveal coming soon! Fundraise $100 to receive your official IDS Climb shirt! It will be the best shirt you ever earn.

6:15 AM Registration Opens for All Categories
7:00 AM Fitness Climb Starts
8:00 AM Public Safety Team Climb Starts
9:00 AM General Climb Starts

Step it up for CF today by joining us March 2 for the IDS Climb! 

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. 

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 15K Team Olivia-Polaris ($17,983.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Eric Honerbrink ($5,752.00)
  3 -  Team Briley ($4,685.00)
  4 -  Team Celia ($4,660.00)
  5 -  Team Stanley ($4,247.32)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Cory Buettner ($21,673.63)
  2 -  Super Climber Self-donation Bridget Oltmans ($8,825.00)
  3 -  Super Climber Self-donation Eric Honerbrink ($5,612.00)
  4 -  Super Climber Brenda Wherry ($2,900.00)
  5 -  Super Climber Self-donation Joy Fries ($2,825.00)

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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: $140,000.00

Raised: $122,791.89

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Climb Details

Date: 3/2/2019
Check-in: 6:15 am
Start Time: 7:00 am
Number of Steps: 1280
Location: IDS Center,
Minneapolis, MN
Event Coordinator Name: Megan Van Dusartz
Event Coordinator Email: mvandusartz@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 651-631-3290

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