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Lone Star Chapter

29th Annual Tower Climb and Run

Event Overview


The cost to participate as either a competitive or non-competitive participant is a $25 registration fee (non-refundable) and a
$60 fundraising minimum payable prior to or at
check-in the day of the event.

**Participants who have not met the minimum required fundraising requirement will not be permitted to participate in the event.***

There will be NO day of packet pick-up and anyone who wishes to register the day of the event, the fee will be $100per participant payable in full at check-in the day of the event and the attendee will only be able to participate as a non-competitive climber.

Schedule of Events:
6:00 AM - Day Of Registration
7:00 AM - Firefighter Wave - Firefighters only
7:15 AM - Early Bird Competitive Wave
8:00 AM - Second Competitive Wave
9:00 AM - Non-competitive Wave
10:00 AM - Awards and Survivors Party

 Tower  Tower
The annual Tower Climb & Run event is THE most unique athletic challenge fundraising event in all of San Antonio and South Texas! The challenge is to either run as a competitive or non-competitive climber up the 952 steps to the top of the Tower of the Americas, all the while raising critically important research funds helping to fund the cure for cf. Participants may choose to go either as a competitor (running chip timed 1 mile around the grounds of the Hemisfair Park and The Institute of Texan Cultures and ending at the top of the Tower of the Americas) or they may choose to participate as a non-competitor in which they will only climb the steps to the top of the Tower and will not compete nor be chip timed. Now in its 29th year, we invite all of San Antonio and athletes from across the State and Country to be a part of this unique annual event benefiting the CF Foundation!

Packet pick-up:

Tuesday January 28th at Soler Sports on Stone Oak (18720 Stone Oak Parkway #150 San Antonio, TX 78258 Phone: 210-490-9987) from 11:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday January 29th at Soler Sports on Vance Jackson (2589 Jackson Keller Road San Antonio, TX 78230 Phone: 210-366-3701) from 11:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Thursday January 30th at Soler Sports on Vance Jackson (2589 Jackson Keller Road San Antonio, TX 78230 Phone: 210-366-3701) from 11:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.


For more information, please contact Hugh Farr at 210-829-7267 or

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Welcome to the 29th annual Tower Climb and Run Event web page!
In order to ensure you and your team have the BEST possible experience, we’ve developed some frequently asked questions to help you understand the event and what you can expect that morning.

Q:  What does competitive versus non-competitive mean?
  Those who run the event as a “competitor” run a 1 mile course, wear a chip so that their time may be captured and calculated and then conclude by running up the 952 steps of the Tower of the Americas, where the finish line is.
A “non-competitor” means that there is no chip to wear, no race bib, no 1 mile run that precedes the climb and no opportunity to place in either an age or gender category.  Simply the non-competitors walk up the stairs with others at their own pace and the finish line is also for this wave at the top of the 952 steps.

Q:  What is the average time to climb all of the stairs for a non-competitor?
  The average time to complete the limb of all 952 steps is between 20-30 minutes.

Q:  What can one expect when the event concludes for all competitors and non-competitors alike?
  There will be refreshments, food, beer live entertainment (all free) as well as an award ceremony for the competitors who placed and won in their age, gender and team categories