15th Annual Tackle the Tower
Stair Climb Race & Walk

to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland


Saturday, February 4, 2017


Center Court of the Galleria & Tower at Erieview
1301 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114


Stair Climb - Timed (37 Floors)
Stair Climb - Fun Walk (37 Floors)
Kids Climb - Fun Run/Walk (10 Floors) Ages 10 & Under Only

***Please note: due to construction in the tower there will be no practice days this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.***


Pull -Tag



8:45 am - 10:00 am - FUN WALK - Walkers will use stair case A and have to begin before 10:00 am.

9:00 am - ELITE DIVISION - Elite runners will be lined up in the order of their finish time and will start every
15 seconds.

9:30 am - PRE REGISTERED RUNNERS START - Runners will be lined up in the order their entry was received and will start every 10 seconds.

10:00 am - KIDS CLIMB - Children 10 & Under Tackle 10 Flights

10:15 am - MASCOT MANIA

10:45 am - FIRE FIGHTER CLIMB- Fire Fighters must wear full turn out gear. Air tank must be carried but does not have to be used.

Race Day Registrants - Will start after the LAST pre-registered runner - please check the start times when they are posted so you have an idea of when you may start.


6th Annual Fireman's Team Challenge Traveling Trophy - Have the most firehouse members participate and win the Ronald McDonald House Fireman's Team Challenge Traveling Trophy.

Team Challenge- Start a team and compete against other teams in your division. There will be 3 divisions: Male, Female, & Co-ed. Teams will consist of 4 team members. Co-ed teams must be 2 Males and 2 Females. Top 3 fastest combined team times in each division will receive awards.

START TIMES - Will be posted Friday, February 3, 2017 at 10:00 am

For your official start time, add your wave offset time to 9:00 am.

Runners & Fire Fighters in Alphabetical Order with Wave Offsets - CLICK HERE!

Runners & Fire Fighters in Chronological Order with Wave Offsets - CLICK HERE!

Fun Walk & Kids Climb in Alphabetical Order - CLICK HERE!
Participants in the fun walk can start as early as 8:45 am in Stairwell A. Stairwell A WILL BE CLOSED promptly at 10:00 am.


Pre-Registration Rates:

Stair Climb - Timed ($25.00 - T-shirt Guaranteed)

Stair Climb - Fun Walk ($25.00 - T-shirt Guaranteed)

Kids Climb ($12 Includes T-Shirt)

Online registration will close Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

Race Day Registrations Rates:

Stair Climb - Timed ($30.00 - T-shirt based on availability)

Stair Climb - Fun Walk ($30.00 - T-shirt based on availability)

Kids Climb ($12 - T-shirt based on availability)

Requests to run with a partner must be indicated online. Requests to run with a partner cannot be fulfilled on race day or after registration is closed - NO EXCEPTIONS.


Additional fundraising is encouraged AND rewarded.
Create your own personal fundraising webpage and invite your friends and family to pledge their support as you Tackle the TowerCLICK HERE to set up your page today!
All proceeds from your efforts will support the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland’s mission of keeping families together by providing a home-away-from-home during the most difficult of times as they address their child’s most critical healthcare needs. The individual and team that raise the most will be recognized and rewarded!

Fundraise $150 and receive your 2017 commemorative gift (see below)!

*Jackets will be available on race day to try on for sizing. Will be available for pickup after the race.*



15th Annual Tackle the Tower T-shirt
Enjoy pre-race warm up, beverages, variety of snacks, special giveaways, music and back by popular demand…..dance party with local mascots such as Moondog, Sir CC, Chomps and more!
$4 heated underground parking at the Galleria garage (enter from Lakeside Avenue).
NEW - 15th Anniversary Commemorative Finisher Medal for all 37-story finishers!


If you are interested in volunteering for Tackle the Tower or other activities at the Ronald McDonald House, please contact RMH at (216) 229-5757 or visit at www.rmhcleveland.org


For more information, contact Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933.