2021 Virtual Event

Virtual Event Kicks Off May 8

Join us for a virtual race experience. Full details will be available soon and registration begins in March.

Please note: Finishers in 2021 will not be eligible to change standing Trek Up the Tower records or receive placement cash prizes, which would be available in an in-person year.

Sponsorships Available

Trek Up the Tower is a fundraising event for the nonprofit The Wellbeing Partners. In 2021, we need your support as much as we ever do. To learn more about how to sponsor this virtual year, download our sponsorship information.

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Don't miss this special opportunity to support our local community partners: Food Bank for the Heartland, No More Empty Pots and Together Inc.!

2021 Trek Up the Tower

How it Works

In the first week of May (before the challenge starts), registrants will receive directions to set up their platform account. Participants will use the platform to log wellbeing activities completed at home, at work, or outside. Because it’s a virtual event, it may take you a little more time to “climb” the Tower.

  • Types of activity: stair climbing, running, walking, cycling/rolling, swimming, hiking, kayaking, elliptical, indoor cardio, yoga, and more!
  • How activity helps you complete the challenge:
    • 5 minutes stair climbing = 1 Flight
    • 10 minutes non-stair exercise or activity = 1 Flight
    • 15 minutes mental or spiritual wellbeing or self-care activities (logged as “Other”) = 1 Flight

The way you complete the challenge is up to you! When you’ve logged 40 Flights, you will qualify to receive the finisher’s prize. Log over 40 Flights to be eligible to win raffle prizes!

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Trek Challenge

The Trek Challenge is open to all participants. Participants log activity through app-based and self-reported tracking, and can include climbing, walking, running, and rolling as well as other activities. Logging activity accumulates flights up the Tower! This is a multi-week challenge. All distances, achievements, and points are related to the 40 floors of the First National Tower.

Vertical Mile

Vertical Mile challengers must be complete the challenge on stairs and follow more rigorous submission rules to qualify. The Vertical Mile must be completed on a single day within the challenge period. Rankings will be provided at the conclusion of the challenge period.

Family Registration

Family registration includes registration for two adults and free registration for children 13 and under. All family members receive access to the Trek Challenge as well as additional family-related challenges and resources. Learn More

First National Tower in downtown Omaha, home of WELLCOM's Trek Up the Tower

Corporate Teams

Corporate teams offer employers a great way to unite their employees and/or families on a single team. In 2021, Corporate teams will receive recognition for engagement in the event.

Community Teams

Community teams enable any non-workplace group to participate as a team. Past teams have included running clubs, church groups, teachers, and even enthusiastic strangers. In 2021, Community teams will receive recognition for engagement in the event.

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2021 Passport Prizes

Trek Up the Tower registrants will receive exclusive access to the 2021 Passport, which includes opportunities to win gift cards from our Passport sponsors as well as access to Passport sponsor coupons. We thank these generous donors for funding our 2021 Passport:


All participants who complete the Trek Challenge will receive a finisher’s prize. Because the virtual 2021 Trek Up the Tower cannot be strictly timed by a third party, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes and age-category certificates will not be available.

Vertical Mile finishers will receive a finisher’s prize. Because the virtual 2021 Vertical Mile cannot be strictly timed by a third party, champion cash prizes will not be available.

Do you have a publicly accessible outdoor set of stairs, track, or trail you would let us promote?

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