Denver CF Climb

 Denver Climb

About CF Climb

The past year has been full of changes and challenges, and we have been so inspired by the strength and resilience of the Cystic Fibrosis Community. Thank you for continuing to show up and support our mission to cure CF.

We are thrilled to announce we will be back for an in-person CF Climb this summer!

Denver CF Climb 2021
Empower Field at Mile High
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Denver CF Climb will look a little different in 2021 due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but we are excited to climb in the evening this year! Participants may check-in and begin their climb on a rolling basis between 5:30pm-8:00pm. We hope that this allows for easier distancing between parties as well as offer a bit more flexibility in everyone’s schedules on a Tuesday evening.
All climbers must be checked-in by 8:00pm.

All Climbers must be registered through this website by Monday, August 2nd in order to enter the stadium.

Once checked-in, participants may begin to climb as soon as they get approval from staff and volunteers at the start line. We will ask different groups to maintain a 6-foot distance while checking in and waiting to climb, and unfortunately this year we will not have a timing element as part of the official CF Climb. However, participants are still encouraged to time themselves on watches or phones.

More specific details and requirements will be sent to those who register by August 2nd to ensure everyone's safety and well-being at this year's CF Climb.

FAQs Q How much does it cost to register -There is no regist

Virtual Climber Option

In addition to the in-person CF Climb, we are also offering the Virtual CF Climb Challenge as an option for those who cannot make it to the stadium to climb on August 3rd:

Climb the same number of steps we do at Empower Field at Mile High- 1,932
Get outside and climb 1,127 feet (the elevation gain of 1,932 stairs) on a hike or trail run.

Virtual climbers will receive all benefits and recognition as in-person climbers.

How to Step it Up for a Cure

  • 1.    Register for the CF Climb - Start or join a team for the CF Climb at no cost. The Climber option is for those who plan to attend in-person on August 3rd, while Virtual Climber can be selected for those participating in our Virtual CF Climb Challenge.  Everyone planning to attend the event on August 3rd, must be registered through this website by Monday, August 2nd.
  • 2.    Invite others to join your team -Encourage friends and family to join you on August 3rd for our first evening CF Climb! And those outside of Colorado can join your team as a Virtual Climber to show their support!
  • 3.    Fundraise - While there is no registration fee or fundraising requirement this year, we are encouraging all climbers to raise at least $52.80 to help us find a cure for all those living with cystic fibrosis.
  • 4.    Climb -Whether you climb with us in person, or on your own in the virtual challenge, thank you for helping us make CF stand for Cure Found.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsors, Vertex, Genentech, and Gilead. Thank you to American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.


NOTE: Events may be subject to change at any time, based on health concerns, including concerns based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. In these instances when events are moved to a virtual format, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to suit the virtual format.

In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for understanding


Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Kennedy's Queasy Climbers ($38,842.00)
  2 -  Top Team 10K Shut up, legs! ($14,949.80)
  3 -  Top Team 10K The Dean Team ($12,935.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K The Nebulizers ($8,830.00)
  5 -  Top Team 5K National Jewish Health Adult ($8,695.60)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Super Climber Patrick Jacques ($21,783.00)
  2 -  Ashley Dean ($12,720.00)
  3 -  Super Climber Kennedy Jacques ($10,160.00)
  4 -  Super Climber Self-donation Janet Demos ($6,557.00)
  5 -  Super Climber Jan Winkler ($4,505.00)

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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: $135,000.00

Raised: $137,523.53

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Climb Details

Date: August 3rd, 2021
Check-in: n/a
Start Time: n/a
Number of Steps: 3,865
Location: Empower Field at Mile High,
Denver, CO
Event Coordinator Name: Molly Smith
Event Coordinator Email: mmsmith@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 303-296-6610

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

Local Sponsors

New Mobile App

Download our Fight CF Mobile App today!

Available on the iPhone App Store

Android App on Google Play

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