UPCOMING ClimbAmerica! EVENT

ClimbAmerica
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Fenway Park, Boston
9:00am

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Coke Live positively

PROGRAM SPONSOR


MEDIA SPONSORS

media sponsors 

FLAGSHIP SPONSORS
Aegerion Pharmaceuticalsibew 

ClimbAmerica! is a climbathon hosted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s ClimbCorps to raise funds and awareness to fight heart disease, America’s #1 killer. This summer, we’re taking this unique and exciting event to new heights at Fenway Park – the oldest major league ballpark in the United States. On June 7, 2014, thousands of climbers will come together to make history, climbing the stairs of Boston’s historic Fenway Park to have fun, get moving and help make a difference in the fight against heart disease.

Whether you’re a trained stair climber, interested in getting more active, or passionate about the cause, ClimbAmerica! offers something for everyone. You can challenge yourself and race against other climbers, or use it as a chance to exercise and spend time with friends and family. It’s also a great opportunity to raise awareness for this important cause and climb in honor of loved ones who have been affected by heart disease. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Wally, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox, and experience Fenway Park in a new and exciting way!

Register online now! 

REGISTRATION
During registration you can create a team, join a team or register as an individual. Once you’re registered, you can set up a personalized page, share your story about why you’re participating in ClimbAmerica!, and start collecting donations to support the fight against heart disease.

FUNDRAISING
To make the biggest impact possible in the fight against heart disease, all climbers are required to raise at least $200 to support this important cause. Climbers have until event day to meet their minimum fundraising goal. Don’t worry - raising money to fight heart disease is easier than you may think! Check out our guide for raising $200 in one week and remember, every dollar raised through ClimbAmerica! supports education, programming and life-saving research for heart disease prevention. Also, climbers raising $500 or more will have the opportunity to receive a set of four tickets to a Red Sox game, generously donated by Fenway Enterprises

TRAINING
Stair climbing is a great way to burn calories, improve fitness, and boost your energy level. To help you prepare for ClimbAmerica!, experts at Brigham and Women’s Hospital put together a 6-week training plan to help you get ready for your climb. We strongly suggest that you utilize this training plan in preparation for ClimbAmerica!, and before you know it, you’ll be ready for the big climb!

CLIMBING
During ClimbAmerica!, you’ll have the opportunity to weave up and down the stairs of Boston’s historic Fenway Park at your own pace. Climbers will be organized by speed and there will be plenty of rest stops with water along the way in case you get tired or need a break. Once you reach the “finish line”, you can pick up free snacks and beverages, take pictures with fellow climbers, watch awards live on the scoreboard and, of course, celebrate your accomplishment!

PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Fenway Park is located in the heart of the City of Boston at 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215. For information about parking and directions, click here.

SAFETY TIPS

  1. Please climb in the most appropriate group level (elite, run or walk).
  2. Securely tie shoelaces.
  3. Roll up pant legs if scraping the ground.
  4. Secure backpacks snugly.
  5. Keep hands free of objects (i.e., do not carry objects, including water bottles and cell phones, in hands).
  6. Keep eyes cast downwards, as steps are uneven.
  7. Do no step or land on any step with a cone.
  8. If ascending or descending in an exceedingly slow manner, stay to the right.
  9. Pass only in the following situations:
    • While ascending stairs
    • While running across the Concourse
    • On the Budweiser Deck
  10. No passing when descending stairs.
  11. No passing when crossing through bleacher seats.
  12. No hopping over bleachers or seats.
  13. If tired, please step all the way into any bleacher row.
  14. If dizzy or short-of-breath, please step all the way into any bleacher row and notify a volunteer.
  15. If, as a result of a stumble, your hand, arm, or leg is scraped, it is advisable to complete the bleacher portion of the Climb and seek medical attention in the Concourse.
  16. If descending the final set of stairs from the Bud Deck in an exceedingly slow manner, stay to the right and use the handrail.
  17. Water is available in the Concourse.



If you have any questions, please contact us at climbamerica@partners.org or 1-855-WE-CLIMB (932-5462), option 3.