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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!
NEW THIS YEAR: In addition to the Individual CrossFit Challenge, we will be offering The Ultimate CrossClimb Cup TEAM Challenge!! Take CrossFit competition to another level and prove your box is the best around! Teams of four (2 males and 2 females) are accepting this challenge trying to prove that they are the toughest in town and all for a great cause – Special Olympics Philadelphia! Remember, you can still compete as an individual if the team competition isn’t for you! — The 2014 CrossClimb W.O.D. are posted under ‘Schedule” section of page!
2014 CELEBRITY GUEST OFFICIAL RACE STARTER – District Attorney Seth Williams!
Step Up features four main challenges , which one will you accept? See the challenge options below and be sure to select that challenge in the registration process.
|Test your speed straight up 53 flights of stairs. Participants are chip-timed and eligible for prizes.|
|Tackle the stairs at your own pace. Participants will not be timed and will start the ascent after the StairClimb Challengers. Great option for kids, and groups or teams! (Schools, Greek Life, Corporate, Sports, etc)|
|As if a 53-story climb is not tough enough, why not tack on a CrossFit workout before making your way up? CrossFitters can compete as individuals or as a team in this year’s new Ultimate CrossClimb Cup Challenge for CrossFit teams of four (2 males & 2 females)! CrossClimb challenges will offer some incredible rewards for top finishers in both the individual and team categories. The 2014 CrossClimb W.O.D.s are posted under ‘Schedule” section of page!|
|Our BONUS challenge for anyone looking for a little extra stair time…participants will have 1 hour to complete the climb up 53 flights of stairs as many times as possible.|
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. 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. If you all choose to do the RelayClimb Challenge you’ll spread out the stairs and tackle them together (the RelayClimb is not timed).
Got another question? Email us at email@example.com and we’ll get it answered!
The 2014 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, Nov. 14th 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, Nov. 16, 2014
BNY Mellon Center – 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia.
3 Rounds of:
21 USA KB Swings
15 Box Jumps (24/20)
RX: 53/35, No box step ups allowed
Scaled: 35/26 Russian KB Swings, Box step ups allowed
Teams of 4 (2 males and 2 females) will complete the following…
3 Rounds of:
18 Calories on the Rower
15 USA KB Swings
12 Box Jumps (24/20)
RX: 53/35, No step ups allowed
Scaled: 35/25 Russian KB Swings, Box step ups allowed
This is a chute-style workout. You cannot move on to the next station in the workout until you have completed all of your reps, and the person ahead of you has completed all of his/her reps and moved on to the next station. Each person on the team will complete 3 rounds of the workout listed above.
Click here to view the results from our 2014 event on the PARunner website.
Click here to view event photos by photographer Cathy Poston with Tristate Media Productions.
ALIGN YOUR BRAND WITH STEP UP PHILLY! CONTACT BRITT KLEINE 610.630.9450 EXT. 221 OR BKLEINE@SPECIALOLYMPICSPA.ORG TO LEARN MORE!