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DAY OF EVENT

What can I expect at the event?

Hundreds of supporters gather at the base of the 600 Travis building to prepare for their climb to the top of the tallest building in Texas. Participants can enjoy music, food and drinks on the outdoor plaza before and after their climb. Once your time slot is called, you will be ushered into the energetic lobby for a pre-climb pep talk before you start your ascent to fight childhood cancer, one step at a time.

What is the event schedule?

7:45 AM: Day-of Registration/Check-In Opens
8:30 AM: Climb Begins (Heats will proceed every 15 minutes to follow)
8:30 AM: Outdoor Plaza celebration begins with food, music and activities
10:00 AM: Final Heat/Day-of Registration Closes
11:00 AM: Event closes

Where should I park?

Winpark is providing complimentary parking in the 601 Travis Garage for all event attendees!

  • To park, enter the garage on Travis Street, between Capitol Street and Texas Street. You will not need a ticket, the entrance and exit gates will be open throughout the event.
  • Unreserved parking is available on levels 5-12.
  • Cross Travis Street to the outdoor plaza at 600 Travis, where you will check-in at the registration tables.

What should I wear to climb?

The Lemon Climb Houston is an athletic event so please dress appropriately to climb stairs. You will want to be comfortable and wear sneaker or athletic footwear to avoid tripping. Also note that the event will be inside the stairwells which tend to get warm so please dress accordingly.

What will happen if there is rain or inclement weather?

This event is RAIN or SHINE. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather or obstructed views from the 60th floor. If there is inclement weather the plaza party will be relocated to an inside location.

How long will the climb take?

Depending on your athletic ability, speed, how many flights you are climbing and how much time spent at the rest stops, the climb can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes on average. The food, music, and view from the 60th floor is available for all to enjoy throughout the event from 8:30-11 AM.

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

Please be prepared with any fundraising checks or donations that have not been turned in yet to cover fundraising minimums. Otherwise just bring your energy and excitements for what will be an amazing morning. We will have a bag check to store any items while you are climbing, but we are not responsible for any lost or missing items.

Where do I pick up my bib on race day?

You can pick up your bib at the check in/registration table, which will be outside of the front entrance. Bibs will be sorted in alphabetical order by last name.

Where do I pick up my t-shirt on race day?

You can pick up your limited edition event t-shirt at the climb in the outdoor plaza.

How will I get to the 60th floor sky lobby or outdoor plaza after I climb?

75th floor- All climbers going to the 75th floor will immediately turn around to exit from the 74th floor exit. Once at the 74th floor, elevators will take climbers to the 60th floor sky lobby. From the sky lobby there are elevators to the outdoor plaza.

35th floor-All climbers will exit through the 35th floor door and have elevators that will go down to the lobby. From the lobby, there are elevators that will take climbers to the 60th floor sky lobby.

 

START TIMES

When will I receive my start time?

View Your Start Time

Once you are checked in at the event, remain outside until 10 minutes prior to your start time. Announcements will be made for you to enter the lobby to prepare to climb.

What time should I arrive?

Please be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your assigned start time.

Does everyone climb at once?

No, there will be start times in 15 minute intervals throughout the morning and climbers will be sent up in 10 second intervals.

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.

STAIR ETIQUETTE AND SAFETY

What is allowed in the stairwell?

No large bags or items that need to be carried are allowed in the stairwells for safety. Climbers are allowed to have small items such as cellphones or wallets in their pockets during the climb. A bag drop will be available for any large items that you need to store.

How many flights of stairs do I have to climb?

There are two (2) flight options:

  • 35 flights
  • 75 flights

How many steps in total do I have to climb?

  • 35 flights - 779 steps
  • 75 flights - 1,668 steps


 Will there be a water or rest stop to get out of the stairs?

Yes, there will be multiple water/rest stops in addition to the 35/74 floor exit. Please note that only these select floors will be open to exit the stairs. If you need to exit the stairs for any reason please proceed to the closest rest stop or in an emergency go down the stairs to the closest exit.

Can you pass on the stairs?

Absolutely, all climbers should climb at their own pace and to ensure this happens we ask that all climbers stay to the right side and all passing occurs on the left side. Please do not climb side by side in an effort to keep the left side available for those who would like to pass.  If you would like to take a picture in the stairs, please be aware of your surroundings and make sure there is a pathway for all other climbers to pass.

REGISTRATION

What is the registration fee?

Registration is $25 for individual climbers and fast pass participants.

What if I have family members or friends that want to attend are unable to climb?

Anyone who does not want to or is unable to climb can purchase a Fast Pass option which is $25 before climb day. Fast Pass participants will have access to the 60th Floor Sky Lobby and the celebration featuring food, music and drinks on the Plaza to cheer on their family and friends.

Can I register the day of the climb?

Online registration closes Friday, March 29th at noon and we re-open at 7:45 AM the morning of the event in the outdoor plaza. All day of registration participants will have to pay both the day of registration fee and fundraising requirement of $100. 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 morning.

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

To start your own team, click on the “Register Now” button on the main Lemon Climb Houston 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 join an existing team?

To join an existing team, click on the “Register Now” button on the main The Lemon Climb Houston 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.

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.

Can kids participate?

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

FUNDRAISING

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

Yes, the minimum fundraising requirement is $100. Note that the $25 registration fee does not count towards the fundraising minimum.

Can the individual minimum fundraising requirement be raised as a team?

Yes, the team just needs to average $100 per team member. (Ex: If your team has raised $600, 6 people on the team will be considered to have met the minimum fundraising goal).

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

All climbers are required to meet their $100 fundraising minimum by Friday, March 29th at 11:59 PM. Climbers cn also submit additional donations towards their fundraising minimum or pay the remainder at check-in to be permitted to climb. Fundraising minimums can be raised individually or as a team.

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).

Where do I send my donations?

You can send donations to the following address:

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

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 Houston
111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 203
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact Danni D’Angio at [email protected] or (866) 333-1213.