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Executive Director, Leslie Lucas
Central Ohio Chapter
740 Lakeview Plaza Blvd.
Suite 225
Worthington, OH, 43085
T: (614) 846-2440
F: (614) 846-2472
Central Ohio Chapter

Battle of the Badges: Climb for a Cure

Event Overview

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**Online registrations are now closed. We do accept registrations for $60 at the event. We accept check, cash and credit card. We can NOT guarantee a specific climb time, but we will do our best to fit you in when needed.**

HERE for the timing results!

February 23, 2013

Rhodes State Office Tower

30 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43215

Battle of the Badges: Climb for a Cure is an exhilarating stair-climbing competition that raises money and awareness for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Hundreds of firefighters, police officers, armed forces, fitness buffs and general public form 2 or 4-person relay teams and race up 40 flights of stairs in the region’s tallest building! The toughest competitors tackle all 40 flights!

31st Annual Battle of the Badges: Climb for a Cure

1. Firefighters: wear full turn-out gear with oxygen
2. Police Officers, armed forces, first responders and fitness buffs: wear a 15 lb. vest provided by Rogue Fitness
             Chip Timed Climb Options

• Form a 2-person relay team
• Form a 4-person relay team
• Or tackle all 40 flights for a solo climb
• To register for more than one climbing event, please call 614-846-2440
• If your union locals, lodges or auxiliary groups are paying the registration fee, please call 614-846-2440

3. General Public Options: Fun for all fitness levels and ages. Participants do not wear a weighted vest.
  • Recreational Climb
    • Climb untimed and as many times as you want from 8:00 am- 9:45 am
    • Whether you go fast or slow, halfway up or to the top---you can feel good knowing that you’re climbing for the cure!
  • Solo Chip-Timed Climb
  • Think you’re ready for a battle? Participate in the 15 lb. vest options listed above!

We Will Support You

 Climber Guide
Climber Pledge
Attire & Equipment Requirements

We will have a wall of commemoration to help pay tribute to the lives lost fighting for our safety and for the lives lost fighting cystic fibrosis.

  •  You can climb in memory of a safety service professional or a cystic fibrosis patient and fundraise for the cure
  • You can also climb and fundraise in honor of a cystic fibrosis patient to help climb for the cure

2012 Champions

Fire Relay: Upper Arlington Local- Justin Farley, Dave Wheeler, Mike Lenix, Rex Holman 4:15.28
Fire Solo: Nathan Niekamp 8:03.14
Law Relay: Western Cuyahoga FOP- Ken Vagase, Manny Roman, Jim Yost, John Downs 3:59.07
Law Solo: Damien St. John 6:26.85
Unvested Relay: Team Creighton- Bill Creighton, Daniel Jurcich, Todd Ruck, Ryan Florian 3:07.32
Unvested Solo: Christopher Hayes 5:03.91

Weighted Gear….845 Steps…40 Flights…

Are you ready to step up to the challenge

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Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:
Climber Login
Find a Climber
Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor Agreement Form

Paper Registration Form 

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