Five Stair Races in the Next Three Months… I Need Your Help!

The end of the year is coming soon, but there’s no time to rest. I’ve done seven stair races so far in 2017, and I’ve got five more lined up between now and the end of December!

Photo from the US Bank Tower race a week and a half ago, taken on the final flight of stairs, 75 stories up!

I’ll be racing in four different cities – including two I’ve never raced in before. I’m keeping up with my training, and working hard so I’m as prepared as I can be for these events.

But I need your help! All these races are fundraisers, so I’m raising money for some great causes in order to participate. Take a look at my race itinerary below, and please consider making a donation. Every bit helps! (And all donations are tax-deductible.)

Check out the venues where I’ll be racing – some big stadiums and tall skyscrapers!

Clockwise from top left: Angel Stadium, Rose Bowl, 300 N. LaSalle, Willis Tower, US Bank Building.

  • 11/5 – SkyRise Chicago: 103-story race up the iconic Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. Please contribute towards my $150 goal, benefiting SRALAB, a world-class rehabilitation center  for patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke and cancer recovery, and more. DONATE HERE.
  • 11/5 – Chicago CF Climb: 58-story race up 300 North LaSalle.
    Please contribute towards my $200 goal, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their life-saving programs and research. DONATE HERE.
  • 11/9 – Milwaukee CF Climb: 47-story race up the US Bank Building. A new climb for me, in a new city! Please contribute towards my $50 goal, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their life-saving programs and research. DONATE HERE
  • 12/3 – Los Angeles CF Climb: a stadium race at the legendary Rose Bowl. While I’ve done this race the past 4 years, this is the first time it’s being held in the Rose Bowl, and I’m excited to race up and down all the aisles! Please contribute towards my $100 goal, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their life-saving programs and research. DONATE HERE.
  • 12/10 – Hike the Halo: a stadium race at Angel Stadium. It’s my fifth year competing, and my Aunt Mary and Uncle Philip have already graciously and generously covered my fundraising needs. Thank you!
Eagle-eyed readers may notice that two of these races (Willis Tower and 300 N. LaSalle) are being held on the exact same day. Yup, I’m doing both, and it’ll be exhausting and exhilarating!

If you click on a donation link and see that I’ve already reached my goal for that race, could you please check out the other pages, and help me reach one of those goals? While I’d love to raise as much money as possible for every event, it would be great to reach each goal first, so I can proudly pick up my bib on race day!

Have family or friends that might be interested in donating? Pretty please share this website or any of the donation links with them. Donors get a shout-out in my race recap, so this is your chance to be famous! (On this blog, at least!)

Lastly, a huge thank you for even reading this far. These races mean a lot to me and are instrumental in my ongoing quest for health and fitness, and I never ever take for granted the tremendous support you all provide, from sharing and providing insight on my blog posts to opening your wallets so I can continue to compete in the sport I love.

I take these races seriously, and asking for money from donors gives me yet another reason to go all out in these stairwells. I don’t want to let myself down, and I certainly don’t want to let you down. You’re delivering for me by giving your hard-earned money in support of my racing. So in that stairwell, I will deliver for you. They’re challenging, grueling races. And I will face that challenge head on. It’s the only way I operate!

Keep it up, David!


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