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Special Olympics athletes face challenges every day, but that doesn’t stop them from shining both on and off the playing field. Step Up for Special Olympics will give you a taste of what it’s like to face a challenge, even if only for 53 flights of stairs…
Last year the Step Up event raised $25,000 for Special Olympics Philadelphia! Let’s see if we can step it up to another level this year!
Step Up features two challenges , which one will you accept?
Test your speed straight up 53 flights of stairs. Participants are chip-timed and eligible for prizes. Register here.
Participants wishing to do a multi climb should sign up for this climb and then email Kristin at email@example.com stating you would like to do the multi climb.
*Participants can choose to not be timed and may choose to climb as few as 10 floors yet will still be welcomed as a full event participant (including event shirt).
|As if a 53-story climb is not tough enough, why not tack on a CrossFit workout before making your way up? Register here.|
A climber’s view of a stairclimb race up the 53 stories & 1019 steps of Philadelphia’s BNY Mellon Bank building
The 2015 event schedule: All participants are to enter off of Market Street through the main doors. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your Challenge start time in order to check in and receive your event shirt. We will decide whether to offer day-of registrations on Friday, Oct 23rd and if we do will post it here. Those sign ups will be at a separate table in the same lobby.
Step Up Challenge Schedule – Sunday, October 25, 2015
BNY Mellon Center – 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia.
3 Rounds of:
21 USA KB Swings
15 Box Jumps
RX: 53/35, 24/20, no step ups allowed
Scaled: 35/26 Russian KB Swings, Box step ups allowed
Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions…
1. Where does Step Up take place?
Step Up takes place at the BNY Mellon Center in Philadelphia. The address of the building is 1735 Market Street.
2. Can you explain a bit more about the fundraising option for the registration fee?
The registration fee to participate in one of the Step Up Challenges is $53. You can either pay that upfront, or fundraise to achieve a minimum of $53. If you choose to fundraise, you’ll have access to your own personal, secure, online fundraising page that you can modify to suit your fundraising goals. You can also collect cash and checks (made out to Special Olympics Pennsylvania) and turn those “offline” funds in on event day.
3. Are there any fundraising incentives?
Yes! You can earn some cool incentives (and help Special Olympics even more!). The levels are listed below.
*Please note: the incentive levels and rewards are not accumulative.
4. How do I prepare for the challenge?
This challenge is all about endurance and leg work. We recommend using the step mill at a gym, running up actual steps (work, art museum, apartment building, mall) – anywhere where there are steps – take them, run if you can!
Other than steps, we also recommend any type of cardio – running especially. And if you’re into weights/muscle building – do some leg training!
If you’re looking at doing the Cross Climb Challenge, get involved in a CrossFit Gym!
5. Can my friends and I sign up as a team?
Sure! Just be sure to enter in the same Team Name during the registration process. Members of your team can choose to do different challenges, but you can all fundraise together.
Got another question? Email Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get it answered!
ALIGN YOUR BRAND WITH STEP UP PHILLY! CONTACT KRISTIN CUPRZINSKI 610.630.9450 EXT. 252 OR KCUPRZINSKI@SPECIALOLYMPICSPA.ORG TO LEARN MORE!