Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge 2023

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Join us!
Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Come test your speed and endurance as you race up the 40 floors and 800 stairs of Portland’s second tallest, and most iconic, building. The US Bancorp Tower, affectionately known as “Big Pink”, will host firefighters, endurance athletes, and casual climbers from around the world for the 2023 CF Climb | Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge.

Firefighter participants will be outfitted in over 70lbs of full "combat gear" to take on the complete "Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge". Endurance Athletes can climb in regular workout attire or take it to the next level as an Ultra Climber and wear a 70lb weighted vest to see how they stack up alongside our first responders. And new this year, anyone ages 10 and up can sprint, jog, or walk their way to the top as a Casual Climber.

Whether climbing to improve timing, test your endurance, or simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the day with co-workers, friends, or family in support of those living with cystic fibrosis.

In addition, all participants have the opportunity to compete against one another, individually and as a team, to raise necessary funds to ensure those with CF live long, fulfilling lives, and to one day find a cure.

For more information, please call (503) 226-3435 or email Development Director Lindsay Silva at lsilva@cff.org.

How to start making a difference today:

Register to participate in-person or virtually

Participant Categories:
• Firefighter Climber – race to the top or climb at your own pace in full combat gear
• Ultra-Climber – non-firefighter wearing a 70lb weighted vest
• Endurance Athlete – non-firefighter – race to the top
• Casual Climber – climb at your own pace, ages 10+ (10-15yo must be accompanied by an adult)
• Virtual Climber – unable to attend in person but wishes to fundraise

Registration Fee: $65

Fundraising Minimum:
$0.00 for Event Participation
$100 for Survivors Party Admittance

Donate or raise at least $100 by event day (registration fee included) to receive one "participant" ticket and one "plus 1" ticket to the Survivors Party.

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

Event Schedule:
Check-in: 8:00 am
• Welcome Program: 9:30 am
• First Battalion Procession: 10:00 am
• Survivors Party at the Portland City Grill: Noon; Donate or raise at least $100 by event day (registration fee included) to receive one "participant" ticket and one "plus 1" ticket to the Survivors Party.

 ALSO! Anyone who donates or raises at least $100 by event day will score this year’s official Firefighter Stairclimb T-shirt to be picked up event day.

Share your story and start fundraising. Share why you’re participating in the CF Climb | Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge through email and social media and ask your friends and family to support your efforts by donating. You can use the participant center, the Fight CF mobile app, or Facebook Fundraising to reach your goal.

Join us on event day. Come together with family, friends, and colleagues to celebrate our collective efforts and commitment to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we commit to equity, racial justice, diversity, and inclusion as core principles guiding our efforts to provide all people with CF the opportunity to live long, fulfilling lives. We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please be aware that a 3-week notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the Foundation to arrange. If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please send an email to lsilva@cff.org or call Lindsay Silva 503-226-3435.


Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Chloe's Crusaders ($41,385.00)
  2 -  Top Team 10K Hamilton Fire Department ($13,700.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K Battle for the Bridge ($5,460.00)
  4 -  Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue ($2,385.00)
  5 -  Molalla Fire District ($1,550.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Self-donation Erin Swientek ($40,685.00)
  2 -  Self-donation Brad Mohn ($12,280.00)
  3 -  Self-donation Ian Giammanco ($5,460.00)
  4 -  Self-donation Sean Hathaway ($1,950.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Mike Berry ($1,775.00)

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Congratulations to our 65 Roses Champions

Become a 65 Roses Champion by raising $1,000. Together, let's make CF stand for Cure Found.

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: $65,000.00

Raised: $81,605.00

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Climb Details

Date: September 24, 2023
Check-in: 8:00 am
Start Time: 9:30 am
Number of Steps: 800 steps
Location: US Bancorp Tower,
Portland, OR
Event Coordinator Name: Lindsay Silva
Event Coordinator Email: lsilva@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 503-226-3435
Fundraising Minimum:

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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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