7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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Climb Times

  • Assigned climb times will be printed on your bib.
  • Although we always attempt to assign requested times we cannot guarantee you will be assigned the time you requested.

Packet Pick-up at the Willis Tower 233 S. Wacker Drive

  • Friday, October 31st from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
  • Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

RIC Employee Packet Distribution

RIC employees participating in the climb can select how they would like to
obtain their packets according to the below options:

  • Packet Pick-Up at RIC, 345 East Superior Street, 2nd floor Heyworth Room:
    • Thursday, October 30th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • General Packet Pick-Up at the Willis Tower Lobby:
    • Friday, October 31st from 10:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Important Reminders

  • All participants must pick up their packets prior to event day.
  • There is no event day packet pick-up. Participants who fail to get their packets during packet pick-up and have met their minimum fundraising requirements may get their participant bib on the day of event and participate in the climb.
  • Participant bibs can be picked up on the day of the event by going to the SkyRise Chicago customer service area located in the Willis Tower lobby. Participant goodie bags and t-shirts will not be available at that time.
  • Minimum donation amounts do not include the event registration fee.
  • Requested climb times are not guaranteed.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable.


About SkyRise Chicago

SkyRise Chicago challenges participants to conquer the world's tallest indoor stair climb in one of three ways: 

By foot power
Sprint, jog or walk to the top of Willis Tower! Don't be daunted. From the start line, you're just 2,109 steps away from SkyDeck Chicago featuring The Ledge. Here you can take in panoramic views of up to four states. Learn more...

By hand power
Crank your way to the sky! Test your upper-body strength in the hand cycle category using stationary hand cycles calibrated for resistance and time to match the 103-floor stair climbing experience. Feel free to bring your own stationary hand cycle if you prefer. Anyone can do it! Learn more

By brain power
Exercise your creative talents and discover just how big an impact you can have in patients' lives when you flex your fundraising muscles! Once you pay the $60 registration fee and meet the $100 fundraising minimum, the sky's the limit! Challenge yourself to make the biggest difference possible. Learn more

Participant Information

Experience the thrill of a lifetime when you climb the tower steps or hand cycle the equivalent distance knowing you are fueling RIC's cutting edge patient care and innovative research.

All participants receive:

  • SkyRise Chicago t-shirt
  • SkyRise Chicago swag bag
  • Finisher's medal
  • After event refreshments
  • Access to SkyDeck Chicago and The Ledge, glass floored balconies offering views 1,353 feet down onto Wacker Drive and the Chicago River.

Prizes are awarded to both the top individual and team fundraisers. Highest fundraisers are eligible for various prizes. Visit our rewards page. 

Official Race Results
Racers should keep track of your personal time for immediate results. At the end of the race, unofficial race results can be obtained in the lobby close to the exits. Official climb and hand cycle results may not be available online until two days after the climb is complete.

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