Trek Up the Tower Presented by WELLCOM | February 16, 2019

Award Categories

Trek Up the Tower Award Categories

First and foremost, Trek Up the Tower is about enjoying fitness in a fun way!

We know you work hard and we want to help you celebrate your accomplishment. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

For participants looking for a more competitive environment, we offer a variety of awards in age, gender and team categories.

Celebrate in Style: Award Medals

All participants who reach the 40th Floor will receive a commemorative medal and participant towel at the top of the First National Tower. Neil Legstrong Vertical Mile participants will receive a commemorative medal and finishers award on the 17th floor. (T-shirts are distributed at the Post Party in the Wintergarden.) 

Prizes

For those looking to make their mark in stair-climbing history, cash awards will be presented in the following individual categories:

  • Top Three Male and Female finishers overall

  • Male and Female “Masters” prize for the Top Male and Top Female over the age of 40

  • New this year! Top individual with the fastest combined time (for all 10 and 1/3 trips) in the Neil Legstrong Vertical Mile Challenge

Age Categories for Certificates

Certificates will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category:

  • 18-24

  • 25-29

  • 30-34

  • 35-39

  • 40-44

  • 45-49

  • 50-54

  • 55-59

  • 60-64

  • 65-69

  • 70 and Over

Verbal Recognition

Individuals who make the Trek multiple times will be verbally recognized at the event and listed on the website.

Winners of the different categories will be posted and announced once the final participant has completed the race at approximately 11:00 a.m. Join us at the Post Party in the Wintergarden.

Corporate Team Challenge

Recognizing that our Corporate Teams love a little challenge, we will present the Corporate Team Champion Awards at WELLCOM’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon.

There are two Corporate Team Categories:

Corporate Team Small Business (1 to 100 Employees)

The best average time of the top four finishers, (two participants must be of the opposite sex) of each team will determine the winners in the team category. To win the Corporate Team Small Business category, the top four (4) qualifying times must be from paid employees of the business.

Corporate Team Large Business (101 plus Employees)

The best average time of the top six finishers, (three participants must be of the opposite sex) of each team will determine the winners in the team category. To win the Corporate Team Large business category, the top six (6) qualifying times must be from paid employees of the business.

2018 Post Party

Join us for food, music and vendors in the Wintergarden area of the First National Tower Lobby.

  • Celebrate with fellow Trekkers

  • Chat with exhibitors at our vendor fair

  • Pick up your event T-shirt

  • Enjoy refreshments and music

  • Snag a photo with your shiny new medal!

Winners of the different categories will be posted and announced once the final participant has completed the race at approximately 11:00 a.m.

2018 OVERALL CHAMPIONS

Men: Ivan Marsh (4:43)
Women: Sarah Bickerstaff (5:55)

2018 MASTER CHAMPIONS

Mens: Carlos Villanueva (5:43)
Womens: Carol Hohenthaner (6:18)

2018 LARGE CORPORATE TEAM CHAMPIONS

1st Place - Mutual of Omaha (6:57)

2nd Place - Gallup (6:58)

3rd Place - National Indemnity (7:22)

2018 SMALL CORPORATE TEAM CHAMPIONS

1st Place – UNMC College of Allied Health (7:03)

2nd Place – Thiele Geotrekers (8:05)

3rd Place – Schemmer (8:10)

2018 NEIL LEGSTRONG CHAMPIONS

Men: Ben Smail (1:04:00)

Women: Dawn Melcher (1:52:19)

NEIL LEGSTRONG VERTICAL MILE FINISHERS

Individuals who completed the Trek 10 1/3 times

Mark Adamson

Carlos Arellanes

Elsa Arellanes

Robert Borer

Et Carpenter

Amy Cobbs

Pat Cole

Stephen Coyne

Michael Doherty

David Fitch

Sarah Gaxiola

Andy Hanson

Nicole Hoffman

Jimmy Hrabcha

Rick Hrabcha

Robert Hrabcha

Jon Ikemire

Kari Johnson

Daniel Kohler

Susan Lash

Steve McHugh

Dawn Melcher

Travis Mood

Roger Nelson

Mark Newcomer

Peter Phillips

Michele Prell

John Ritlan

Chris Sanchez

Toni Scheffler

Ben Smail

2018 MULTIPLE TREKKERS

Individuals who made multiple climbs

Individuals who made Multiple Climbs

Andy Hanson - 14.3 Treks (10.3 from Vertical Mile)

Mark Block – 7 Treks

Lori Armstrong – 3 Treks

Will Armstrong - 3 Treks

Eric Gustafson - 3 Treks

Jessica Helm - 2 Treks

Brian Kaut - 2 Treks

David Keller - 2 Treks

Marta Lindsey - 2 Treks

Amy McEnroe - 2 Treks