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What is the registration fee?

Registration is $25 for individual climbers. You have two (2) flight levels to choose from: 35 floors or 75 floors to reach the top of Texas' tallest building.

What if I have family members or friends that want to come but do not want 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.

Can I register the day of the climb?

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 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.

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.

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.


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. 

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

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 5-60 minutes.

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.

Can I do the climb twice?

No, participants will only be able to climb the amount of flights they signed up for one (1) time.

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.

When will I receive my start time?

You will find out your start time 1 week before the event. Only Sponsor teams and top fundraisers will have the option to pick their preferred start times. All other individuals or teams will be randomly assigned a start time.

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?

Yes, 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, you can rock out to whatever music or podcast you may need to complete your climb.

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 multiple water/rest stops.

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 at least 30 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 bag check 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.


Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

Yes, the minimum fundraising requirement is $100.

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?

If you do not reach the fundraising requirement by event day, you will not be permitted to climb. You do have the option to pay your fundraising minimum remainder the day of the event.

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

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

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

Yes! You will have the option to submit all remaining donations at check-in. 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.


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.

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 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 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.

Is there a maximum for members of a team?

No, there isn't a maximum for how many people can join a team.


Can I go to the 60th floor sky lounge and the party if I don’t climb?

There is a fast pass option for $25 if you cannot climb but still want to enjoy the celebrations throughout the day. Plus, you'll get to take in the fabulous Houston views.

Who is invited to the celebration on the outdoor plaza?

All registered participants whether you are climbing or not are invited to join us for music and food on the outdoor plaza.

Can I see the view of the city during the climb?

After climbing, all registered participants are invited to the 60th floor sky lounge, normally closed to the public, where you can enjoy views of Houston.

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