January 26, 2013
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We've made the Urban Mountain Challenge even more challenging! Climb TWO buildings in Downtown Lexington back to back!
2012 age division results are here!
Urban Mountain Challenge is a stair-climbing event where climbers will be competing against the clock for fastest time as individuals or in pairs.
On January 26th you are invited to climb to the top of the 300 West Vine Street Building (Central Bank building) and the Lexington Financial Center (Fifth Third Bank building) in Downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Once you reach the top, look out at the breathtaking panoramic view of downtown Lexington. Then enjoy a celebration with food, drinks and entertainment at the Survivors’ Party outside of the 300 West Vine Street Building!
Must be 13 years or older to compete. All minors under the age of 18 must provide a signature from a parent or guardian upon registration. There is a discounted fee for public safety officials (firefighters, police, and military). Firefighters must indicate whether they will be in full gear or not upon registration. You can choose to climb both buildings or just one. Registration fees will reflect the number of buildings you choose to climb.
Individual Fee: $45
Public Safety Fee: $35
Team Fee: $55 (teams consist of two people)
Individual Fee: $35
Public Safety Fee: $25
Every registered participant will receive an event t-shirt with their race packet.
Special discount codes are available for high school and college students. Please call Tamara Deckard at 859-425-2592 for high school and college codes. Proof of student status will be required to pick up your race packet.
The Challenge will begin with 22 stories at the 300 West Vine Street Building. Climbers of both towers will then take the stairs up 29 stories of the Lexington Financial Center at 250 W. Main Street for a combined time of both climbs. Single-tower climbers will only climb up the 300 West Vine Street Building. Single-tower climbers will not be eligible for awards. Teams will designate a tower for each person. The first climber will pass the timing chip to his/her teammate after he/she finishes the 300 West Vine Street Building; the second climber will then race up the Lexington Financial Center to finish.
There will be several rest points located along the course that offer water, restrooms, medics, and the opportunity to bail out and take the elevator back down to the lobby.
The 300 West Vine Street Building's and Lexington Financial Center’s stairwells turn to the right. While climbing, please pass on the left only and let the person ahead of you know you are about to pass them. Upon completion of each tower, climbers will take the elevators back to the main lobby.
Only participants, staff and volunteers are permitted in the stairwells. The carrying of any objects is strictly prohibited in the stairwell including but not limited to the following:
- iPods or music devices
- Water bottles
- Water belts with removable bottles
- Keys, cell phones, PDAs
- Cameras (Video or still)
A bag and coat check will be located in the lobby. Please leave your personal belongings at the bag check or with a family member or friend who is not participating in the climb.
Stay after you compete for food, music, warmth, and awards at the Survivors' Party located in the 300 West Vine Street Building's plaza off of Vine Street!
Urban Mountain Challenge FAQs
Packet Pick Up Dates and Locations
Wednesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 24th, 6:00-8:00PM
Swim Bike Run of Kentucky
320 N. Ashland Avenue
Lexington, KY 40502
Friday, January 25th, 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Downtown Lexington Corporation
101 E. Vine Street, First Floor
Lexington, KY 40507
If you cannot attend packet pick-up, you may pick up your packet on event day at the check-in table; however, it will be your responsibility to check our website for your designated individual start time.
What to Expect on Event Day
Based on your climbing experience level, you will be given a seeded starting time in the Urban Mountain Challenge. Our first participants will climb beginning at 7:30am sharp with a new climber following every 15 seconds. We will notify you of your seeded start time at packet pick-up and via our website on race week. We ask that you arrive at the 300 West Vine Street Building 45 minutes in advance of your designated start time on race morning. We expect start times running between 7:30am and 11:00am. If you were not able to pick up your race packet during the designated times, you will need to sign in at the check-in table.
Awards Ceremony/Age Groups
The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Survivors' Tent outside of the 300 West Vine Street Building after the last climber finishes. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female climber in each age group division, public safety division ununiformed, firefighters in uniform, teams*, and overall. Age group divisions are:
13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+
*Teams will not be classified by gender or age group; the fastest overall team will be awarded.
Thank you to all of our sponsors & supporters for being a part of this year's event!