Albany CF Climb 2020

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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Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site on Saturday 1-hour prior to your race time.


About CF Climb

Join us for the 32nd Annual CF Climb in the tallest building in Albany, the Corning Tower! Climb 42 floors, 809 steps as either an individual, first responder, or as part of a four-person relay team. 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.   

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- Individual climbs 42 floors, timed
Relay Team – 4 Individuals each climb ¼ of the way up tagging off in a relay fashion, timed
First Responder Climber – Individual climbs 42 floors wearing full gear, timed
First Responder Relay Team – 4 first responders each climb ¼ of the way up tagging off in a relay fashion wearing full turnout gear, timed
Child Climber – Ages 10 and under with parent registration
Virtual Climber – Unable to attend the event, but wishes to fundraise

Registration Fee Schedule:
10/1/2019-1/1/2020: $10
1/2/2020-2/1/2020: $15
2/2/2020-2/15/2020: $25
2/16/2020-2/23/2020: $40

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

Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $150

Minimum Fundraising Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $150 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 rewards and recognition. Even though the minimum is due by the day of the event, you have one month after the event to earn these rewards.  The average amount a participant raises is $380. Registration 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.

Registration fees are non-refundable, are not tax deductible and do not count towards your fundraising total.

Child Climber
 – Ages 10 and under with parent registration
Climber – General Climber
Virtual Climber – Unable to attend the event, but wishes to fundraise

Learn more about other CF Climb events across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 10K Kellens Mighty Warriors ($10,388.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Drea's Dream Team ($5,020.00)
  3 -  Hennessey Strong ($3,806.00)
  4 -  Her Strength ($3,600.00)
  5 -  Selkirk FD ($2,867.00)

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Top Climbers

  1 -  Self-donation William Collins ($2,397.00)
  2 -  Self-donation Zeke McHale ($2,185.00)
  3 -  Athletic Shirt Katie Fuller ($2,125.00)
  4 -  Diane Nardacci ($2,005.00)
  5 -  Athletic Shirt Emilie McHale ($1,645.00)

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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: $74,350.00

Raised: $41,477.00

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Climb Details

Date: 2/22/2020
Check-in: 1 hour before your race time (Begins at 7:30 AM)
Start Time: First Responders (Individual & Relay wearing gear) 8:30 am; Team Relay 9:30 am, Individual 10:30 am
Number of Steps: 809 steps | 42 Floors
Location: Corning Tower Concourse,
Albany, NY
Event Coordinator Name: Kate Townsend
Event Coordinator Email: ktownsend@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 518-453-3583

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