The fun begins on September 19th 2014 with the Ketchum YMCA Stair Climb, a very exciting event where participants from all over the country will race each other up to the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles. Towering above the city at 1500 steps, the U.S. Bank Tower is going to be filled with 4-person teams and individual contestants as they scratch and crawl their way to the top. The goal of the campaign is to raise $375,000 from participants.

The first race will be made up of 4-person teams from the public who have signed up to participate in the challenge. The second race will be composed of police officers, firefighters, rangers highway patrol, and other public safety employees who will be competing for the coveted title of High-Rise Hero team. The final race will be made up of individual racers who are part of the public safety personnel, and they will be racing to take home the High Rise Hero individual title.

During and after the races, personnel, family, friends, race participants, and the general public will be invited to attend the Race Expo celebration festivities, complete with award ceremonies at the location of Hope Street and Hope Place. The Wells Fargo-hosted block party is going to include the Golden Road Brewing Beer Garden and performances by Candice Glover.

There will be food and drinks for everyone, and half-price drinks will be given to downtown employees who drop off a business card. So come on out and have some good food, a couple drinks, and a whole lot of fun with us in the 21st annual Ketchum YMCA Stair Climb for Los Angeles.

US Bank Tower
633 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles,  90017

9/19/14 same day registration begins at 10:30am

Scheduled Start Times


In-person registration will be available at the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA from 11am-6pm on 9/18 and 10:30am-6:30pm on 9/19. For in-person registrants, there is an increased fundraising minimum of $150 (High Rise Hero & Staff amounts do not increase). To determine what time you should arrive as an in-person registrant, please view our Schedule, and plan to get in line anytime during your desired category (Individuals 3:30-5:15pm, Teams 5:15-6:45pm, etc).



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