February 4, 2015
Do you think you have what it takes to compete with the best? Then why not sign up for our Power Hour Challenge and put it to the test!
We’re super excited to welcome back past Climb and Run for Wilderness champions Shannon Magee and Jonathan Heinz, who took home top prize for the most number of climbs by a female and male, respectively, in last year’s Elite climber competition. (Jonathan also came in 29th at the World Towerrunning final event in Vienna Austria last month, climbing the 779 steps of the Donauturm in 4:51 — way to go Jonathan!)
They will be joined by San Diego climber Zivadin Zivkovic, as well as other top towerrunners from across Canada and around the world.
And maybe you!
Competitors in the Power Hour will have one hour to climb the Calgary Tower’s 802 steps (and then back down again; no cheating and taking the elevator!) as many times as they can. The top male and female climbers will take home a cash prize of $500!
Competitors will also be invited to join us for our meet and greet reception to be held prior to the climb
Interested in signing up for the Power Hour Challenge? You can do so using our secure online web service. Registrations are $150 until February 19, then $250 afterward.
Not quite sure you’re up for something that intense? There are plenty of other events as well that you may be interested in!
The Fun Climb is a great family event – climb up the tower at your own pace and be sure to take in all the murals inside the tower that make up the “Tallest Art Gallery in the West.” Prizes for epic fundraisers, fancy costumes, team spirit and more. $40 to climb once or $125 for any number of times.
The Race for Wilderness is one of the most unique events on the world towerrunning circuit, and an old favourite. Race 1km at street level, then climb up the tower as fast as you can to bask in that warm glow of achievement at the top of the tower as you gaze out over the waking city. $40 per racer.
The Endurance Climb will give you a different kind of work-out as you compete to see who can climb the tower (both up and down!) the most number of times in 4 hours. Come as you are, or gather a bunch of friends together, pull on your climbin’ shoes, and get ready to show Calgary what you’re made of! $150 per climber, or register a team of four for $500.
Click here to register for any of the above events.