Trek Up the Tower Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Trek Up the Tower supports WELLCOM, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to worksite wellness. Registration fees help cover the cost of the event and support WELLCOM’s mission. A portion of the entry fee is tax deductible.
Held across the globe, vertical stair climbs are rising in popularity. Like Trek Up the Tower, many take place within a skyscraper; some are held outdoors in stadiums and even up ski slopes. They are a creative way to test your endurance and participate in a community wellness event.
The First National Tower consists of 40 floors and 870 steps. The tower extends 633 feet into the sky and is the tallest building between Denver and Chicago.
There are several opportunities to sponsor Trek Up the Tower. To learn more, please visit the Sponsorships page or contact WELLCOM at 402-934-5795.
Both. Corporate and community teams are encouraged, but you also can participate as an individual.
Premier Pass holders receive additional benefits such as early packet pick up, fast track line and more. Learn more.
This NEW category is for Trekkers looking for the ultimate challenge. Participants will complete the tower 10 and 1/3 times or one vertical mile! All finisher’s will receive a special t-shirt and certificate of completion. The individual with the fastest combined time will receive an award!
Elite Pass Qualifiers: Participants who meet the criteria below will receive priority seeding and may select a start time between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.
- Male: Prior Trek Up the Tower time of seven minutes or less.
- Female: Prior Trek Up the Tower time of eight minutes or less.
Confirm your registration online. If you need assistance, please call 402-934-5795.
Yes, you must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Trek Up the Tower is open to the public. WELLCOM members have the opportunity to register early at a discounted rate.
Once you click the Register button, simply follow the instructions to “Create a Team” on the sign up website.
There are no refunds for this event.
Each participant will receive a long-sleeve, technical T-shirt, a medal upon completion and a commemorative towel. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. The Post Party also features refreshments, music, a vendor fair and photographs.
Absolutely. Financially incenting your employees to participate is a great way to grow your team and show your support for community wellness. Request your Discount Code online. You can choose to cover a portion of the registration fee or the entire amount. Contact WELLCOM at 402-934-5795 for more information.
Yes. We have several options available for individuals looking to make the journey multiple times.
- Additional climbs may be PRE-PURCHASED for $15 per extra climb.
- Premier Passes are available for $125 and allow you to climb the Tower as many times as you would like during the event.
- The Neil Legstrong Vertical Mile Challenge enables you to make 10.3 trips up the Tower, which equals one vertical mile.
No, unfortunately we cannot allow participants to use the stairs in the tower before the day of the event.
Yes. We will be releasing a training program soon.
Participant Check-In will be in the Main Lobby of First National Tower located at 16th and Dodge Street Entrance. An event map will be added closer to the event.
A Gear-Check will be provided to all participants where they can store their personal belongings and pick them up at the completion. Participants are requested not to bring extra items such as coats, shoes, keys, phones, etc. must be checked in after entering the building. Bags are not allowed. A gear check bag will be provided.
Parking expenses are the responsibility of the participant and will not be reimbursed. Parking is available throughout downtown Omaha.
Yes, emergency response teams will be located on various floors throughout the tower.
Yes, water stations will be set up on various floors throughout the tower. Participants may also step off to the side and rest if needed.
Trek Up the Tower is not a spectator event. Family and friends are not encouraged to attend due to event logistics and space requirements.
Participants will use the elevators to return to the ground floor. Participants will not be allowed to use the stairs to descend.
Yes, a few minutes will be given to each participant once they reach the top to look out the windows.
Yes. Volunteers are encouraged to also participate in the event. You must register separately to volunteer and to participate. All volunteers receive a $15 discount to participate in the event. Once you are successfully register to volunteer you will receive a conformation email with the discount code. Please use this discount code when you register to participate in Trek Up the Tower.
Parking expenses are the responsibility of the volunteer and will not be reimbursed. Parking is available throughout downtown Omaha including metered street parking and parking garages.