Milwaukee CF Climb 2019

Pre-Registration will close on Monday, November 11th at 11:59 PM. Day-Of Registration and Check-In will take place on Thursday, November 14th from 5:30pm - 6:10pm at the US Bank Center - Galleria Level. We look forward to seeing you then!

Race results will be available post-event by this link:
Good Luck!


Click here to read about this year's CF Climb Milwaukee Ambassador, Charlie!

About CF Climb Milwaukee

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is proud to announce its 30th year of “going vertical” to defeat cystic fibrosis (CF). CF Climb Milwaukee will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the US Bank Center - 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 (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.

Minimum Pledge Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $50 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 prizes. Even though the minimum is due by the day of the event you have one month after the event to earn great CF Climb prizes. The average amount a participant raises is $330. 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.

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.

Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.


5:30-6:10pm Check In & Registration
6:15pm Start for Elite Individuals
6:20pm Start for Fire/Police Individuals & Teams
6:30pm Start for Corporate Teams
6:40pm Start for Individuals
6:50pm Start for Combined-Time Teams
7:00pm Start for Relay Teams
6:45-9:00pm 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
  • Elite Individual - Elite (competitive) 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. Please click here for gear requirements.
  • Corporate Team – up 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.

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 5K Kendall's Krew ($7,850.00)
  2 -  Team Matthew ($3,565.00)
  3 -  Charlie's Angels ($2,970.00)
  4 -  My Team ($2,770.00)
  5 -  One Step At A Time ($2,450.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Athletic Shirt Self-donation Laura Drummond ($3,490.00)
  2 -  Super Climber Julie Nilsen ($2,770.00)
  3 -  Super Climber Michael Hughes ($2,725.00)
  4 -  Karen Wunschel ($2,410.00)
  5 -  Athletic Shirt Self-donation Judith Mulkey ($1,860.00)

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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: $55,000.00

Raised: $48,811.46

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Climb Details

Date: 11/14/2019
Check-in: 5:30 PM
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Number of Steps: 47 floors, 94 flights, 985 steps
Location: US Bank Center,
Milwaukee, WI
Event Coordinator Name: Julie Nilsen
Event Coordinator Email: jnilsen@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 262-798-2060

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