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

  • Top individual with the fastest combined time (for all 10 and 1/3 trips) in the Vertical Mile Challenge

Age Categories for Certificates

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

  • 16-18

  • 19-24

  • 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 and Community Team Challenge

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

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.

NEW! Community Team Challenge

The best average time of the top five finishers, (two participants must be of the opposite sex) will determine the winning team in this category. The Community Team Challenge is perfect for students, families, church groups, or any other community group.

NEW! T-Shirt Contest

Settle the bet on whose team t-shirt is the most creative, funniest, or most clever by submitting a design from your corporate or community team to our T-shirt Design Contest!  More information can be found in the Trek Team Toolkits.

Rules:

  • Submit your t-shirt design by January 10, 2019, to Chantelle Green.
  • No limit on submissions.
  • Designs can focus on dinosaur theme or general Trek Up the Tower theme. Designs must be appropriate and respectful of all people to qualify.
  • By submitting a design, you agree to allow WELLCOM/Trek Up the Tower to post your credited design publicly as deemed fit.

Prizes:

  • Winners will receive bragging rights, recognition on Trek Up the Tower and WELLCOM social media channels, and featured on the Trek Up the Tower website.
  • The winning design will also receive the official 2019 Trek Up the Tower commemorative t-shirt, courtesy of Abante Marketing.

2019 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.