Denver CF Climb 2020 Virtual Event

IMPORTANT NOTE: To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community and CF Foundation staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together through virtual experiences. While we will not be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

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About CF Climb

To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community during the COVID-19 outbreak, the in-person Denver CF Climb scheduled to take place July 11, 2020 at Empower Field at Mile High is cancelled. 

We Are Going Virtual!

While we recognize this is disappointing, our commitment to finding a cure for CF is unwavering. Our staff and Volunteer Leadership Team have been busy planning a virtual Climb to continue to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis, because even amidst this global crisis, our mission to find a cure for CF still moves forward.

1. Register for the Virtual CF Climb
Start or join a team, or sign up as an individual for the Virtual CF Climb at no cost. This will allow you to receive up-to-date information about the Virtual CF Climb challenges and prizes, and only participants registered on our website will be eligible to win.

2. Invite others to join your team
Even though we will not be climbing the stairs of Empower Field at Mile High together, we still believe we are stronger together and encourage you to grow your team! Encourage friends and family outside of Colorado to join your team this year too and they can participate virtually.

3. Fundraise $52.80 for CFF's mission to find a cure for all those living with cystic fibrosis
While there is no fundraising requirement, we are encouraging all virtual climbers to raise $52.80.  If you make a self-donation of $12.80, that is just 4 others donating $10 each!

4. Complete the Virtual CF Climb Challenge:
Between June 27th and July 11th climb the equivalent of the 1,932 stairs of our course at Empower Field at Mile High anyway you can - whether it’s the stairs in your house or apartment building, the steps on your front porch or the bleachers at a local school! You can also take advantage of the Rocky Mountains and climb the 1,127 feet (the elevation gain of 1,932 stairs) on a hike or trail run.

5. Celebrate with us virtually!
On July 11th at 11:00am we will be virtually celebrating the Virtual CF Climb on Facebook Live! Send in pictures or videos of you completing your virtual climb challenge to rockymountain@cff.org to be featured.

Want more of a challenge?
Join the 5280 Climbers Club by logging a total of 5,280 feet of elevation gain over the two-week period, June 27th-July 11th! Run, hike or step your way to that elevation and track your vertical gain in our Strava Club : CFClimb5280

Please contact Molly Smith at mmsmith@cff.org with any questions or concerns. This page will be updated as we finalize more details for the Virtual CF Climb. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this transition to a virtual event. 

Participant Categories: 
All participant types have no registration fee for our Virtual Climb, and no required fundraising minimum. We are encouraging everyone to fundraise at least $52.80 for our Virtual CF Climb.

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Kennedy's Queasy Climbers ($40,327.25)
  2 -  Top Team 10K The Dean Team ($12,540.00)
  3 -  Top Team 10K The Nebulizers ($10,000.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K Team MAXimum Effort ($9,550.00)
  5 -  Top Team 5K Shut up, legs! ($6,663.97)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Self-donation Kennedy Jacques ($15,267.25)
  2 -  Self-donation Nicole Jacques ($13,260.00)
  3 -  Ashley Dean ($11,300.00)
  4 -  Max Winkler ($8,550.00)
  5 -  Self-donation Patrick Jacques ($6,670.00)

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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: $90,000.00

Raised: $114,464.22

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Climb Details

Date: 7/11/2020
Check-in: NA
Start Time: NA
Number of Steps: 1,932 steps
Location: Your house, yard, or local park,
Denver, CO
Event Coordinator Name: Molly Smith
Event Coordinator Email: mmsmith@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 303.296.6610

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