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The YMCA Rise to the Challenge Fundraiser

Did you know that the US Bank Tower is the location of the tallest stairwell in the entire West Coast? In fact, it’s home to the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi river! So how tall is tall? How about 1,664 steps, totaling for a height of 75 stories tall. If you’re wondering what it would be like to climb all 1,664 steps, now is your chance to find out! Sign up for the Rise to the Challenge fundraiser that is sponsored by the YMCA of Los Angeles. Read on to find out more about this exciting event!

When you sign up for the Rise to the Challenge fundraiser, all proceeds go to funding programs for children, adolescents, teens, adults and seniors through the YMCA in Los Angeles. This year, the Rise to the Challenge event will take place on Friday, September 22nd. In addition to the actual physical act of climbing all 75 floors of the US Bank Tower, this all day event will also feature a block party for you to enjoy after the climb! At the block party you can rest up after your stair climb and enjoy the live bands, the local food trucks, lawn games and even a beer garden for those 21 and over. At the start of the day, the elite racers will climb the stairs first, after that, others will be able to have their turn at climbing 1,664 steps. At the end of the night, the Los Angeles Firefighters will race to the top in full gear!

If you feel like climbing all 75 stories is a bit daunting, don’t worry, the YMCA actually offers training sessions prior to the event! That way, you can practice climbing up stairs so you can prepare for the big event. For more information about this exciting event, visit the official website. Register for the Rise to the Challenge fundraiser today!


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