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Trek Up the Tower in the News
We are very grateful to the news media for their ongoing support of Trek Up the Tower, WELLCOM and all our participants!
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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 16, 2019
Los Angeles firefighter Carlos Arellanes landed in Omaha at 11:45 p.m. Friday.
That allowed him four hours of rest before arriving at First National Tower to run alongside other firefighters and police officers in the 13th annual Trek Up the Tower in the Real Life Heroes division, which began at 6:30 a.m.
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 20, 2018
Sarah Bickerstaff trudged up 20 flights of stairs and doubt crept into her head. She wondered why, once again, she signed herself up to climb the stairs of the city’s tallest building. Read More.
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD | FEB. 16, 2018
Trek Up the Tower is back this year with something new for those who find that climbing the stairwells of a 40-story building once isn’t enough. Read More.
Going for the Record
Trekkers’ Goal to Surpass 2018 Record of First National Tower Climbs
Nebraska locals Robert Borer and Mark Adamson are repeat climbers at Trek Up the Tower, an annual vertical stair climb up the First National Tower in downtown Omaha. At 40 flights, the Tower is the tallest building between Denver and Chicago.
While Borer, known to many as "Shirtless Bob," will turn 60 on Trek Day (February 16, 2019) and Adamson will be 63, their commitment to physical fitness is reflected in their motto: You can't help aging, but you don't have to get old.