The sixth annual Big D Climb, the first and largest stair climb in North Texas, will take place January 25 at Fountain Place, in Dallas, to honor those impacted by blood cancers and to raise money for the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in their effort to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Around 1,300 climbers from across the region take the challenge of climbing 52 flights of stairs (1,040 steps), competing individually or as a team. The Big D Climb has raised more than $530,000 to date.
The climb begins with the elite climbers at 8 a.m., followed by the first responders division at 8:15, and then the rest of the climbers after that group. Water stations will be positioned throughout the climb.
The cost is $45/$60 after January 12, and all climbers get a T-shirt, training recommendations and a pass to train at a 24 Hour Fitness location near them. Awards will be given to individual climbers and teams at the post-climb party for the best time in their age categories and for most funds raised.
Location: 1445 Ross Ave., Dallas. For more information, call 972-996-5915 or visit BigDClimb.org.