Denver CF Climb 2022

Denver Climb photo of climbers

About Our CF Climb

The past few years have 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 evening CF Climb again this summer!

Denver CF Climb 2022
Empower Field at Mile High
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Denver CF Climb will look a little different in 2022 due to COVID-19 safety protocols and field construction at the stadium, but we are excited to climb in the evening again 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 Wednesday evening.

All climbers must be checked-in by 8:00pm.

All Climbers must be registered through this website by Tuesday, June 21st 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.

More specific details and requirements will be sent to those who register by June 21st to ensure everyone's safety and well-being at this year's CF Climb.

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 June 22nd:

Climb the same number of steps we do at Empower Field at Mile High
Get outside and climb 1,127 feet 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 June 22nd, while Virtual Climber can be selected for those participating in our Virtual CF Climb Challenge.Everyone planning to attend the event on June 22nd, must be registered through this website by Tuesday June 21st.
  2. Invite others to join your team - Invite others to join your team - Encourage friends and family to join you on June 22nd for CF Climb! And those outside of Colorado can join your team as a Virtual Climber to show their support!
  3. Fundraise – 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.

Additional Information: 

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Participant Categories:

Climber  $65 flat registration fee – It’s back in 2022! Additional fundraising is not required but is encouraged

Fundraising Climber  $10 registration fee plus a $65 fundraising minimum
First Responder – Fire fighters or police officers climb wearing full gear
Virtual Climber – Will not be attending the in person event, but wishes to climb virtually and fundraise
Volunteer – Volunteering day of event and wishes to fundraise.

Minimum Fundraising Requirement for Fundraising Climbers: $65 ($10 registration fees are not included in fundraising minimum.)

Minimum Pledge Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $65 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.

Both Climber Registration fees and Fundraising Climber 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.

Thank you Sponsors.

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

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission.


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 your understanding.

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.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Kennedy's Queasy Climbers ($36,395.00)
  2 -  Top Team 15K Shut up, legs! ($17,512.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K The Dean Team ($7,011.93)
  4 -  Top Team 5K National Jewish ($5,362.00)
  5 -  Top Team 5K CAC Warriors/Hausman and McDonald ($5,215.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Kennedy Jacques ($26,320.00)
  2 -  Self-donation Janet Demos ($7,882.00)
  3 -  Patrick Jacques ($7,050.00)
  4 -  Ashley Dean ($5,940.00)
  5 -  Jj Scott ($4,280.00)

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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: $164,000.00

Raised: $109,499.39

Donate Now

Climb Details

Date: June 22, 2022
Check-in: 5:30 pm
Start Time: 5:45 pm
Number of Steps: 3,865 steps
Location: Empower Field at Mile High,
CO, Denver
Event Coordinator Name: Caitlin Landsberg
Event Coordinator Email: clandsberg@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 303-296-6610
Fundraising Minimum:

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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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