Climbing for a Cure

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Please click here for the 2015 Climbing for a Cure race results.

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About the Event

Online registration will close on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4:30pm CST. Day of registration will take place at the US Bank Building - Galleria Level on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30pm - 6:15pm CST. Thank you.  

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce its 26th year of “going vertical” to defeat cystic fibrosis (CF). Climbing for a Cure will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 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 (Fee increases to $35 on the day of the event) 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.

Corporate Calorie Challenge: Each team must pay a $1,250 registration fee ($175 not tax deductible) at time of registration. Furthermore, each member of the team must meet the $100 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.


5:30 - 6:15pm Check In & Registration

6:20pm Start for Fire/Police Individuals & Teams

6:30pm Start for Corporate Calorie Challenge Teams

6:40pm Start for Individuals

7:00pm Start for Combined-Time & Relay Teams

6:45 - 9:00pm Survivor Party!

How to Register

To register for Climbing for a Cure, 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 a relay fashion, timed
Combined-Time Team - 3 individual climb 47 floors each, timed
Fire/Police Team - 3 individuals climb 47 floors each wearing full gear*, timed

(Please Note: Teams listed above MUST be teams of three - no more, no less)

Corporate Calorie Challenge Team - 7 individuals climb 47 floors each, timed.
Click here for more information. 

(Please Note: Corporate Challenge Teams MUST be teams of seven - no more, no less)

*Please contact jnilsen@cff.org for gear requirements.

Participants will receive a Climbing for a Cure T-Shirt and Water Bottle. T-Shirt sizes are first come, first serve.

Please click here for answers to some frequently asked questions.

Top Teams

  1 -  My Team ($3,950.00)
  2 -  Team J-bone ($2,850.00)
  3 -  Team Trace-A-Matic ($1,850.00)
  4 -  Climb 4 Chaz ($1,605.00)
  5 -  Kendall's Krew ($1,350.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Julie Nilsen ($3,950.00)
  2 -  Super Climber Kip Butler ($3,300.00)
  3 -  Athletic Shirt Self-donation Kelly McGurk ($1,470.01)
  4 -  Self-donation Judi Mulkey ($1,382.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Helen Butler ($1,325.00)

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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: $110,000.00

Raised: $35,298.97

Donate Now

Climb Details

Date: November 12, 2015
Check-in: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Start Time: See Schedule of Events
Number of Steps: 47 floors, 94 flights, 985 steps
Location: US Bank Building, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI
Event Coordinator Name: Julie Nilsen
Event Coordinator Phone: 262.798.2060

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