The Lemon Climb Boston

FAQ

LEMON CLIMB BOSTON FAQs

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Danni D’Angio at D.Dangio@AlexsLemonade.org or (610) 649-3034.

REGISTRATION

What is the registration fee?

Registration is $25.

Can I register the day of the climb?

If the race does not sell out beforehand, you can sign up on the day of the climb, but please know that you will have to pay both the day of registration fee and fundraising requirement. We also cannot guarantee that you will get a start time when you arrive and you may have to wait to begin your climb at a later time that day.

Where do I pick up my shirt and bib on race day? 

You can pick up your shirt and bib at the check in/registration table.

DAY OF EVENT

How many flights of stairs do I have to climb?

You will have to climb 29 flights of stairs.

How long will the climb take?

Depending on your athletic ability, speed and how much time spent at the rest stops, the climb can take anywhere from 5-25 minutes.

Can I do the climb twice?

No, participants can only climb once.

Does everyone climb at once?

No, there will be start times in 15 minute intervals throughout the day. When it is time to start your climb, participants will be sent up one by one every 10-15 seconds.

How are start times decided?

We will send an email out to all participants requesting that you send your start time preference. Individuals or teams who have raised the most funds will have their first choice of start times. From there, start times will be decided on a first come, first served basis.

When will I receive my start time?

You will find out your start time 1 week before the event.

Can I climb at the same time as my family and friends?

Yes, all you need to do is create a team. Everyone on your team will be able to start at the same time as long as they register before the day of the event.

Can kids participate?

Kids can participate, however they must be able to walk/climb and cannot be carried by adults.

Can dogs participate?

Sorry, dogs cannot participate.

Can I wear headphones while climbing?

Yes.

Can a climber stop at any time?

If a climber needs to stop to catch their breath, they may certainly do so, we just ask that they step out of the way of other climbers.

Will there be a water or rest stop?

Yes, there will be one water/rest stop.

Will there be medical personnel?

Yes, we will have an EMT onsite.

Which way do the stairs go, clockwise or counter-clockwise?

The staircase is clockwise.

Are there railings?

Yes, there are railings on both sides of the staircase.

What time should I arrive?

Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes prior to your assigned start time.

What should I bring with me on event day? Is there a place to store my personal belongings?

Please only bring the necessities! We will have a small space to store any items while you are climbing, but we are not responsible for any lost or missing items.

What should I wear to climb?

Be sure to wear athletic clothing, including sneakers. Also be aware that the stairwells tend to get hot, so please dress accordingly.

FUNDRAISING

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

Yes, the minimum fundraising requirement is $100, which helps fund 2 hours of childhood cancer research.

What if I do not reach the fundraising requirement by event day?

If you do not reach the fundraising requirement by event day, you will not be permitted to climb.

Does my registration fee go towards the fundraising requirement?

No, the registration fee does not go towards your fundraising requirement.

How can I get people to donate to my fundraising page?

People can donate by going to your fundraising page and clicking the “Donate now” button on your page. People can also donate by sending a check through the mail and specifying your event ID (the number located at the top of your fundraising page).

How long does it take for checks to show up on my fundraising page?

Once we receive your check(s) in the mail, it can take up to two weeks to appear on your fundraising page.

Where do I send my donations?

You can send donations to the following address:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Attn: Lemon Climb Boston
111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Who do I make checks payable to?

Please make checks payable to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and be sure to note your Fundraising Page ID in the memo line of the check so we can credit the funds to your page.

What if my company wants to match my donation?

Contact your human resources department to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy and procedures. All paperwork can be sent to the below address:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Attn: Lemon Climb Boston
111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

What is a VIP Fundraiser?

A VIP fundraiser is a person that raises over $1,500 before the event. VIP fundraisers will be eligible to choose their start time first and will receive cool swag at the event.

Can I bring donations with me on the day of the event?

Yes! We will have a place to drop off donations at the event. Please be sure that your Fundraising Page ID is noted on the memo line of any checks you bring so we can be sure to credit the funds to your page.

TEAMS

I am climbing by myself. Do I have to create a team when I register?

If you are planning to climb by yourself, we ask that you set up a new fundraising page to share with your family and friends to show your support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Even if you’re climbing solo, we’d love for you to be a team of one and help us in the fight against childhood cancer!

How do I start my own team for The Lemon Climb Boston? 

To start your own team, click on the “Register Now” button on the main Lemon Climb Boston page and enter your participant information. Next, enter your team name in the Create/Join step and follow the steps to build your fundraising page.

How do I invite people to join my team? 

You can invite people to join your team by sending them the link to your fundraising page.

How do I join an existing team? 

To join an existing team, click on the “Register Now” button on the main Lemon Climb Boston page and enter your participant information. Next, search for your team in the "Join a Team" step. You can search for the team captain's name or the team fundraising page name. You can also click on "Join the Team" from the team's fundraising page.