The Wellness Council of the Midlands Presents

Presenting Sponsors



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Participant Categories

  • Corporate Team
  • Community Team
  • Individual
  • Fast Track Donor only (100) spots


Awards

  • Cash awards will be given to the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers.

  • Prizes will also be awarded to the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers in each age bracket.

  • A Male and Female “Masters” prize will be given to the Top Male and Top Female finishing times for the climbers over the age of 40.

  • The Corporate Team Champion Award will be given to the team with the best average time of their to coed 5 finishers. 2 out of the 5 participants of the opposite gender are required to be part of a team to be considered for the Corporate Team Champion Award. The Top 3 Corporate Teams will be recognized at the WELCOM Well Workplace Awards Luncheon in the spring.


Trek Up the Tower Age Bracket

  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70 and Over


Participant Check In and Logistics

  • Trek Up the Tower will officially kick off at 7:25 A.M. however you must select a Check In time upon completing your registration. Check In times are in 15 minute intervals beginning at 7:00 A.M. Elite Pass participants may begin checking in at 7:00 A.M. until 7:45 A.M. Elite Pass qualifiers are highly encouraged to select an early Check In time slot. All other participants will begin Checking In at 8:00 A.M. The final Check In time is 10:45 A.M. A limited number of participants are allowed per time slot. Time slots will close once they are full.

  • Please arrive to First National Bank at your designated Check In time that you selected upon registration. You will not be allowed to Check In prior to your selected Check In time. Participants will receive their race materials after Check In, drop personal items at gear check (please bring your own small bag to be checked), and then proceed to the start line. Participants will be admitted into the stairwell individually every 5-6 seconds. A line is to be expected, but it does move quickly.

Elite Pass Qualifications

  • Male: Prior Trek Up the Tower time of 8 minutes or less.
  • Female: Prior Trek Up the Tower time of 9 minutes or less.
  • *Documentation may be required to select Elite Pass.

Awards Ceremony and Post Party

  • Food, music and vendors will be provided in the Winter Garden area of the First National Bank lobby. Winners of the different categories will be posted once the final participant has completed the race (approximately 11:00 a.m.).

Event Specifics

  • Parking: Parking is available throughout the downtown Omaha area. Fee parking is the responsibility of the participant.

  • T-shirt pickup: A t-shirt will be waiting for you to pick up at Post Party in the Winter Garden area of the First National Bank lobby. Your participant medal will be awarded upon completion of the race on the 40th floor.

Waiver for Training Regimen for Trek up the Tower Website

  • I know that the training regimen for Trek up the Tower, a vertical race (which is a stair climbing race) is a potentially hazardous activity which could cause injury or death. I should not follow the training regimen unless I am medically able or consulted with a physician. I assume all risks associated with this training regimen recommended for Trek up the Tower. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Wellness Council of the Midlands, the Trek up the Tower Leadership committee and their respective organizations, and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this training regiment for Trek up the Tower.

Official Trek Up the Tower Training Regimen

  • Training Regimen is provided by our Official Trek Up the Tower Training Partner, the YMCA of Greater Omaha.

  • Have questions about training for Trek Up the Tower?

    • Contact Jacob Martinez at:
      YMCA of Greater Omaha
      Armbrust Family YMCA
      5404 S 168th Street, Omaha, NE 68135
    • email: jmmartinez@metroymca.org
    • phone: 402-896-4200 ex. 205

  • Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    Week 1 30 min. walk/jog 30 min. walk/jog Rest 30 min. walk/jog 30 min. walk/jog Rest 30 min. walk/jog
    Week 2 30 min. walk/jog 30 min. walk/jog Rest 30 min. walk/jog 30 min. walk/jog Rest 30 min. walk/jog
    Week 3 30 min. 30 min. incline Weight Training Rest 20 min. incline Rest Weight Training
    Week 4 30 min. 30 min. incline Weight Training Rest 20 min. incline Rest Weight Training
    Week 5 35 min. 20 min. incline walk / Weight Training 30 min. incline 15 min. incline walk / Weight Training 30 min. incline Rest 20 min. incline walk / Weight Training
    Week 6 35 min. 30 min. incline 30 min. incline Rest 40 min. incline Rest 30 min. incline
    Week 7 35 min. 30 min. incline 30 min. incline Rest 40 min. incline Rest 30 min. incline
    Week 8 35 min. 20 min. incline / Weight Training 35 min. incline 20 min. incline / Weight Training 35 min. incline Rest 30 min. incline / Weight Training
    Week 9 40 min. 25 min. incline / Weight Training 35 min. incline

    20 min. incline / Weight Training

    35 min. incline Rest 25 min. incline / Weight Training
    Week 10 45 min. 25 min. incline / Weight Training 35 min. incline 20 min. incline / Weight Training 35 min. incline Rest 40 min. incline
    Week 11 30 min. 25 min. incline / Weight Training 35 min. incline Rest 35 min. incline Rest 35 min. incline
    Week 12 40 min. Rest 30 min. incline Rest 30 min. walk Rest Race Day