Albany CF Climb 2024

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About Our CF Climb

CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time. Whether climbing to improve timing or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the day with co-workers, friends or family while “Adding Tomorrows” for people with cystic fibrosis. At the end of the climb, participants celebrate at the survival party with delicious food and great entertainment.

Join us the for the 36th Annual CF Climb in the tallest building in Albany, the Corning Tower! Climb 42 floors, or 809 steps as an individual, first responder, or as part of a four-person relay team. Due to popular demand we are again offering a Kid's Climb, where children ages 5-12 are welcome to participate in a quarter of the tower! Whether climbing to improve your time or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the morning with co-workers, friends, or family, while Adding Tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis.

$10 flat registration fee for First Responder. Thank you for your service!

Fundraising Minimum: $150 (Except for those participating in Kid's Climb, minimum is $65. Registration fees are not included in fundraising minimum)

Check-in: 30 minutes before your race time

Start Times:

8:00 am First Responders Individual and Relay
9:00 am Kids Climb
9:30 am Relay
10:30 Individual

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 go to www.cff.org/chapters to search for your local chapter or office contact information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A thank you to our sponsors

Our events wouldn’t be possible without the support of our national sponsors: AbbVie and Vertex, and our national peer-to-peer silver sponsors. We also recognize 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 based on health or safety concerns. If an event is moved to virtual, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to fit that format. If an event is cancelled your local contact will reach out to discuss options.


Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 5K Kellen's Mighty Warriors ($5,358.00)
  2 -  Elsmere FD ($4,656.01)
  3 -  Team Annabelle ($3,600.00)
  4 -  Pioneer ($3,294.10)
  5 -  Troy FD ($2,412.52)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Self-donation William Collins ($3,866.01)
  2 -  Self-donation Frederick Eames ($3,740.00)
  3 -  Self-donation Tim McHale ($2,713.00)
  4 -  Self-donation Nicole Frank ($1,620.00)
  5 -  Eloise Neidl ($1,535.00)

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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: $45,000.00

Raised: $37,813.43

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Climb Details

Date: February 24, 2024
Check-in: 30 minutes before your race time
Start Time: 8:00: First Responders Individual and Relay | 9:00: Kids Climb | 9:30: Relay | 10:30: Individual
Number of Steps: 809 steps (42 floors)
Location: Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY
Event Coordinator Name: Mary Schell
Event Coordinator Email: mschell@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 518-453-3583
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

Top Teams

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